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Culture of Nagoya. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Nayabashi, Nagoya Travelers start getting to know attractions of Nagoya with old Nagoya Castle . This unique historical monument was built at the beginning of the 17th century and was seriously damaged during the Second World War. In 1959, its extensive reconstruction was finished and then the castle appeared in all its glory. The height of its major tower is 48 m. An excellent viewing platform is equipped for visitors on one of the last floors of the construction.
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The old castle is also a location of the important cultural center, Nagoya Art Museum. During the war, most of the luxurious palaces of Nagoya were destroyed but local residents managed to save some part of their precious decorations. The museum exhibits include old hand-made partitions, precious paintings, decorative elements of rare woods and marble and a lot of other unique pieces of art, the age of which is hundreds of years.
One of the main peculiarities of Nagoya is a variety of marvelous parks and squares. The Higashiyama Park is among the most interesting places here. The park covers quite a large territory and is conditionally divided into several zones. Here, you can find an exciting amusement park, a small zoological garden and an interesting botanical garden with a rich collection of exotic plants. It is also important to note that there is one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the city, the Higashiyama Sky Tower . The main attractive feature of the skyscraper is a viewing platform equipped at a height of 180 m. Copyright
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In Nagoya, there is one of the most remarkable religious attractions is Atsuta Shrine , a major Shinto temple in the city. There are a lot of meaningful artifacts and relics of the Emperor’s family, so the visit of the temple can supersede the walk along a museum. The main relict of the temple is the ancient sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi that is connected with many beautiful myths and legends. According to one of them, this wonderful weapon belonged to god Susanoo and then to hero Yamato Takeru that was famous for his deeds. The Shinto temple is distinguished by its impressive size. Three of its largest halls keep a rich collection of real masterpieces consisting of more than 3 000 exhibits.
Nagoya Castle Those travelers who are interested in rich history and cultural traditions of the city should certainly visit the outdoor Meiji-mura museum. It is located in the nearby surroundings of Nagoya and acquaints the visitors with peculiarities of old Japanese architecture. The major “exhibits” of the museum are beautiful buildings decorated in different styles. They were “brought” here from different regions of Japan. The cultural center especially attracts with old small trams running in the simulated streets and letting feel an atmosphere of the last centuries.
In Nagoya, there is a worthy choice of interesting entertainment venues where the whole family can have fun. The vacationers with children should definitely visit the local Port of Nagoya … Open
The picturesque Urakuen Park will be of interest of not only by nature admirers, but also those who cannot imagine their vacation without walking along historical places. Besides fabulous trees and flowers, the park keeps a real historical treasure – the Joan tea house. It was built in 1618 by one of the local monks who subsequently established a tea school. Both school and enchanting tea house have preserved to this day. As many years ago, the visitors can feel the spirit and beauty of one of the most interesting national rites.
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Steel Dragon 2000

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The longest roller coaster in the world - Steel Dragon 2000 - can be found in the Japanese city of Nagashima, within the leisure park Nagashima Spa Land. The exact length of the track of Steel Dragon is 2,478.99 meters and the maximum height of the structure is 97 meters. More than US$52 million were invested in the construction; a significant portion of these funds was spent on security of the ride. The fact is that the park is located in a seismic zone, so sponsors of this unique rollercoaster ride were trying to make it more resistant to earthquakes. … Read further

Mode Gakuen Spiral

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In the Japanese city of Nagoya is a 36-storey twisted skyscraper Mode Gakuen Spiral, whose height reaches 170 meters. The tower was built on the busy central street of the city, it is in close proximity to Nagoya Railway Station. Unlike other world-famous skyscrapers of the planet, the Mode Gakuen Spiral tower is the location of not at all office premises, but at once three large training centers. … Read further
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