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Japan Nagoya Rain Illumination

9 November 2015

And still it rains

Shopping in the rain in Nagoya

Its raining now, but apparently the sun is shining tomorrow and it will be 23C. Its also hot now, overnight minimum only 18C. Thats enough weather talk.
Nagoya is newer than other Japanese cities, more car focused, and a perfect grid.
I read somewhere that lots of car factories are here, so cars go everywhere.
From what I can tell, there arent really closed off tight shopping and restaurant streets, the internet says instead you go underground or above ground. Which means I will miss a lot of what there is to see due to not being able to see it from the street.

The newness of everything makes me wonder when the place was last destroyed by natural disaster, fire bombing or other. I will have to research.

Due to the rain, I stopped on my journey back to the hotel for a delicious matcha tea latte. A very complex flavour that starts off like grass and ends up like ant killer yet its sweet in the middle. I dont need to add sugar.
Anyway, there was a bunch of school kids from the states on a fantastic dance tour, where they are dancing their way across Japan to spread the word of Jesus!
I had a few issues with this, because it was clearly the everyones in denial tour. Adding Jesus to your kids dancing cirriculum rarely ends up in him ungaying, as much as you might pray that it does. It might end up in a trip to the Aokigahara forest though. Somehow its surely Obamas fault.

Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - The famous Nagoya tower. Looks like theres a restaurant and viewing platform. I wont be going up there because I spotted something better.

The famous Nagoya tower. Looks like theres a restaurant and viewing platform. I wont be going up there because I spotted something better.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - The bus station, and it appears you can get on the roof! I ran up the stairs.

The bus station, and it appears you can get on the roof! I ran up the stairs.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Not only can you get on the roof, but you can be up there on your own, and marvel at why they put a pool on the roof.

Not only can you get on the roof, but you can be up there on your own, and marvel at why they put a pool on the roof.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Enjoy your tower, it has no pool.

Enjoy your tower, it has no pool.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - I believe this is the main street. Its full of enormous stores on both sides, and goes quite a long way underground where its all joined up. Kind of r

I believe this is the main street. Its full of enormous stores on both sides, and goes quite a long way underground where its all joined up.
Kind of reminds me of Orchard Road in Singapore. All buildings were very modern.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Omurice as far as the eye can see, but not tonight. Mentally noted for return visit later in the week where I will choose something ridiculous wrapped

Omurice as far as the eye can see, but not tonight. Mentally noted for return visit later in the week where I will choose something ridiculous wrapped inside an egg.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Instead I had a salad, which is cold pasta, with a basically raw egg, with some salad, corn flakes, and mystery meat. The whole thing was ice cold, bu

Instead I had a salad, which is cold pasta, with a basically raw egg, with some salad, corn flakes, and mystery meat. The whole thing was ice cold, but once I mixed it all together it was actually quite nice. Even the cornflakes.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Every street in Nagoya has elaborate street lighting.

Every street in Nagoya has elaborate street lighting.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Apparently this store has been here since 1615. Who knew they could build giant windowless neon lit reinforced concrete cubes in 1615.

Apparently this store has been here since 1615. Who knew they could build giant windowless neon lit reinforced concrete cubes in 1615.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - This is one of many streets which in other Japanese cities would have no cars. Here, cars.

This is one of many streets which in other Japanese cities would have no cars. Here, cars.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - I tried really hard for a creepy photo here, where I was being molested by KFC santa, but I couldnt make it work without a selfie stick. Luckily I don

I tried really hard for a creepy photo here, where I was being molested by KFC santa, but I couldnt make it work without a selfie stick.
Luckily I dont have one or else I would have been electrocuted earlier today.


Japan-Nagoya-Rain-Illumination - Look how terrifying santa is!

Look how terrifying santa is!


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