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Aug 5, 2018 - Nagoya Toyoda

Visited the Toyota Museum and was amazed at the facility and the company story. Originally the Toyoda Company (named after the founder, Sakichi Toyoda) manufactured the world's first Automatic Loom (patented in 1924) for the textile industry. While in England, researching the textile industry, the founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda, became aware of the proliferation of automobiles. Upon returning to Japan he convinced his father that automobiles & trucks needed to be manufactured in Japan. So they imported a Chevrolet & a Ford, and totally...

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Aug 4, 2018 - Nagoya Fashions

Had a couple days before our reservation at Mt. Fuji, so as Nagoya was about half way decided to visit. And lo and behold, what's going on the evening we arrive - A Festival !! Streets were closed to vehicular travel - strictly pedestrian traffic. Lots of music, young men & women in kimonos, marching/dancing, banner waving teams. It seemed like another Japanese festival, but without the floats. Then some 'variations' in clothing became more evident as the evening waned. The next day the streets were replete with not so much clothing...

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Apr 30, 2015 - Nagoya, Japan

Pete visited Nagoya today, where the weather was in the 60's. The international headquarters for Toyota are located in Nagoya, as well as the Noritake china factory. Shinichi Suzuki, famous for developing a method of teaching very young children to play the violin, was born there. As of today, Pete has traveled 62,223 miles since he left home 23 weeks ago.

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Apr 25, 2014 - Nagoya, Japan

Pete checked in from Nagoya and things are going well. They have a new piano player in the band who seems to be settling in well. He had a nice visit in Nagoya, including seeing some interesting architecture. Check out his pictures of some signs with amusing English translations! Most of the passengers on the ship for this cruise are Japanese, since it began and ends in Tokyo. Announcements on the ship are made in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Not too many of the crew speak Japanese, which has made things a little challenging for things...

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Dec 26, 2013 - Nagoya

Up at 07:30 for a leisurely buffet breakfast at the hotel, not a large selection but sufficient to fuel the day. Nagoya Hotel 'B' twin room has two comfortable double beds with enough floor space to spread out your luggage, but a very small bathroom. We then strolled down Hisaya-Odori park, then via a nice covered shopping street to the picturesque Osu-Kannon Temple, a very large and striking building in red. Next on the list was the Nagoya City Science Museum which has a full scale Hayabusa IIb rocket outside and a 2nd stage engine in the...

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Dec 25, 2013 - Nagoya

Another fine & sunny day today, 9 deg C. took the Odakyu line express from Hon-Atsugi to Odawara, then the Shinkansen Hikari to Nagoya where we will spend the next two days. Odawara shinkansen station is not a stop for the Nozomi expresses which travel through the centre lines away from the platforms. Standing on the platform as 400 metres of train weighing 700 tonnes blasts through 7 metres away at 275-300 kph is a sensual experience for which no youtube movie can prepare you. Fujisan. Sorry. I'll stop writing about it eventually, winter...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Nagoya Castle

I've been really behind in my journal updates recently, so I wanted to post this one before I get to my latest journal entry. Japan has a holiday called Golden Week, a week long holiday for everyone in Japan where most public service facilities are shut down. During that week, I went to Nagoya Castle for sightseeing. Nagoya castle was built back in the 1200's, but it was destroyed in WWII. The castle has been re-built and is still undergoing renovation today. It has seven floors worth of exhibits to look at and is surrounded by small tea...

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Apr 6, 2013 - Nagashima Spaland

I realize it's been a long time since I've updated my journal. Winter time is a busy time at the school and it's not a good time to travel because much of Japan is covered in snow. Anyway, the last thing I did last year before I went home for Christmas was going to Nagashima Spaland. I did this back on Halloween last year and I don't really remember it that well, but I think I can give a brief summary. Nagashima Spaland is an amusement park about a thirty minute train ride from Nagoya. It has both a water park and an amusement park, but...

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Nov 20, 2011 - Nagoya and its train History

After being cast out of Kyoto early, our struggles have brought us to Nagoya. There isn't much to say apart from its a city built from a lot of perseverance and sweat. One sign of this is it's home to the Maglev Train Museum. This was very appealing to Jenny and Ric in an engineering sense. The Museum was full of complete trains, dating all the way from the 1920's. Also, as Japan is famous for its bullet trains, it had quite a bit on them too. There were several interactive segments showing how some of it worked, how they used to do things...

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Apr 10, 2011 - First Entry

I planned to write this a while ago, but due to lack of internet I haven't been able to do so. I'm currently using Helen's computer (my roommate) because she has internet for the day. I guess I'll start by explaining my trip at different airports. My first flight on the Canada plane was alright. My only complaint is we waited on the ground for a long time for the door to actually close. When we took off we didn't go very far above the clouds and basically just cruised until we got to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, I had to clear customs...

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Kerry in Japan

Feb 20, 2011 - Nagoya, Japan - 1st Stopover

There wasn't much to see here so we just ended up sitting in one corner waiting for our flight to be called. I wanted to try a Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) Frappuccino but i found it wierd that the drink was PINK! I also wanted to buy the Bearista to add to my collection of destination Bearista souvenirs but it didn't look unusual for a Bearista. I chose to buy a generic-looking magnet instead.

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May 4, 2010 - Nagoya, Central Honshu

It was Golden Week that forced me to change plans. Takayama where I wanted to stay in the mountains for a few days was completely booked and I ended up in Nagoya. Goes to show how these things can work out very well because I spent a few nice days there before making it to Takayama after all. Nagoya is one of those cities that probably is not on many people’s screen, it certainly was not on mine, but if a smaller city next to it didn’t already have that name it could very well be called Toyota city, since the Toyota factories are in Aichi...

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