Collared Shirt: Mango | Sweater: Zara | Skirt: Forever 21 | Socks and Boots: H&M
Bag: from mom | Sunglasses: Aldo
This was supposed to be published yesterday but I had to push back as there was no article prepared for the post. Apologies if you waited for this post at 11:30AM. I couldn’t get myself to do anything productive over the weekend as I just really wanted to take some rest. Anyway, posts this week will be one day delayed because of this post but on Sunday, 5 June, we will be back to regular programming (crossing my fingers).
Anyway, after our lovely first day in Nagoya we decided to do something cultural the following day. First on our itinerary is Nagoya Castle. I did not expect much from this castle because if you read my Osaka, Japan travelogue series you would know how disappointed I was with it. It was just one big museum and I was expecting it to be a real castle inside. Nagoya Castle is pretty much the same but it had a whole floor that emulated how the villages during the Edo period looked like. Old Japanese architecture is really spectacular. Another reason why I liked Nagoya Castle is because of Honmaru Palace. It was a magnificent palace filled with gold.
If you ever find yourself in Nagoya, Japan definitely visit the Nagoya Castle. It is still one big museum just like Osaka Castle but definitely better as it provided more insight to the architecture and royalty living during the old days.
Some important things to note:
· A visit to Honmaru Palace is free of charge but the caretakers are very strict with their rules. You can wear shoes while inside. You have to leave them in one of the shoe lockers. You can only wear socks or go barefoot. You also cannot touch anything (even the wooden frames of the ceiling). Your bag has to be in front of you at all times because they are worried it might hit one of the walls or woods. You also cannot use flash photography.
· There is a restaurant inside the castle grounds and a souvenir shop.
· I don’t exactly remember where we saw the doll museum but it is worth visiting. It is near one of the castle exits. I believe the museum holds workshops for doll enthusiasts.
Next destination is Atsuta Shrine.