There're quite a few specialties in Nagoya. A broad variety of features are available.
on a Shinkansen platform of JR Tokai (The Central Japan Railway Company) Nagoya station (from Wiki)
It's a big city, the capital of Aichi
prefecture and the fourth most populous city in Japan after Tokyo, Yokohama and
And located in the Chubu (Central Japan)
region, situated at the center of Japan's main island. It's the political, economic and industrial center of this region.
a central part of Nagoya (from Wiki)
【the Nagoya Castle】
The symbol of Nagoya Castle is a pair of
Golden 'Shachihoko' (tiger-headed dolphin) statues facing each other on the roof
of the keep.
They were said to have been about 2.7 meters-high at the time they
were constructed and around 200 kilograms of solid gold was used to make them.
Currently, the inside of the keep serves as an exhibition space.
On the top
floor there is an observation room which has panoramic views of Nagoya City.
a currrent Golden 'Shachihoko' (from Wiki)
【the TOYOTA group】
The main industry in Nagoya is an automotive.
Located near JR Nagoya Station, the Toyota
Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is built on the site where the
Toyota Motor Corporation was originally established.
The museum consists of the Textile
Machinery Pavilion, the Automobile Pavilion, Techno-land, the Toyota Group
Building and other attractions.
Various exhibits and demonstrations provide
easy-to-understand explanations of the manufacturing process.
【unique local foods】
In recent years, 'Nagoya-meshi' (Foods in Nagoya) has caught the public imagination.
It refers to dishes that use
ingredients and cooking methods unique to Nagoya which cannot be found anywhere
These dishes include miso 'miso-nikomi' and
'miso-katsu', which both use 'miso' (a thick paste made from fermenting rice,
barley and/or soy beans) with a richer taste.
Others are 'teba-saki','hitsu-ma-bushi','ten-musu', and 'kishi-men (noodle)' and so on.
The following URLs are from 'Nagoya Travel
【the Tokai Radio】
There're two MW commercial/private stations
headquartered in Nagoya, the CBC radio and the Tokai Radio.
The latter, Tokai radio's main traditional MW frequency is 1332kHz (50kW
/ JOSF) and nine relay/repeater stations in Aichi, Mie and Gifu.
Their new complementary FM service (on 92.9MHz / 7kW) commenced in Oct 2015. (still no repeaters/relays)
'Tokai' is a sub-region of the Chubu region
in Japan that runs along the Pacific Ocean. The name means ‘East sea’ and comes
from the 'Tokai-do', one of the Edo Five Routes.
(the complementary/supplementary FM -
explanations on this blog)
the card (modeled after the Nagoya Castle)