Monday, May 30, 2016

Nagoya, Japan (Nagoya Castle)

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.

 




























42 comments :

  1. Very beautiful place <3.

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  2. oh wow this is so pretty *_* wanrt to got there right now :)
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  3. Gorgeous setting and place, those cherry blossom like trees are stunning!


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  4. Love the pictures. And I can definitely relate to posting late, I've been struggling myself! Hopefully we can get back on schedule haha!

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  5. Great location and lovely look!!!
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  6. disqus_5n9vU7FZceMay 31, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    Such incredible palce, hun! Hope I'll can visit it one day!!! :D
    Amazing photos, you look very cute!
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  7. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you

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  8. Wonderful post, love it! :)

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  9. Your outfit is so adorable! I've always wanted to visit Japan. It's a shame that the castles were more like museums but still cool to visit!

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  10. Lovely photos! xx
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  11. What a stunning location and great pictures!

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  12. Such a beautiful place! Xx

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  13. Verónica VillarroelMay 31, 2016 at 11:52 PM

    Wooooow amazing!!! I love you outfit!!

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  14. This place is amazing! Stunning pictures! Hope I'll visit it sometime soon!

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  16. Kelsey &amp; KenechaJune 1, 2016 at 1:39 AM

    Lovely photos! Looks like a beautiful place.

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  17. Aditi Oberoi MalhotraJune 1, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Such a beautiful place!! Amazing shots!

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  18. Thank you! I highly recommend Nagoya Castle if you ever go to Nagoya, Japan.

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  19. It is very beautiful!

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  20. Yes! You should visit soon! Japan will definitely amaze you.

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  21. Really beautiful.

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  22. Thank you! The castle really is beautiful. I think it would have looked even more beautiful if the cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

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  23. Thank you! Go visit Japan! It is a very lovely country. Yes, still lovely to visit but I really want that castle experience not a museum visit.

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  25. Wow! Thank you!

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  26. Thank you! You should! Japan will amaze you.

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  27. Thank you! Sadly, I had to let go of this skirt because I could no longer fit on it.

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  28. Thank you! Yes, I really want to keep up with the scheduled posts but sometimes the girl just has to rest.

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  29. Thank you! Yes! I truly believe the cherry blossoms are the most wonderful thing about nature. I just can't get enough of them!

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  30. Thank you! Go! Japan is a wonderful country.

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  31. Really beautiful.

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  32. Great pictures, nice to look at. Stunning locations.

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  33. Valeria WiwiniusJune 2, 2016 at 2:28 AM

    The pictures are impressive! I never was in Asia, but I'd really like to visit it once, especially Japan:) Looking forward for the post on your visit in Atsuta Shrine:)

    Have a nice day!
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  34. The flowers are so gorgeous! I also love the little miniatures of a town and buildings. Seeing miniature replicas always makes me happy for some reason. They fascinate me. Looks like a really great place to visit. I can definitely see the immense amount of history this place has. Thank you for sharing!

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