Hello again! Amazingly, my “borrowed” connection is once again working, so now I can share an update from the comfort of my own apartment!
This time, I will share two areas of Nagoya with you: Nagoya Station Area, and Osu Kannon Area.
We can access Nagoya Station via the Meitetsu Train Line or by using the subway (though, that requires a transfer).
This is simply a store front that I found amusing.
A cute, shaped shrub near the station.
A cool building near the station.
An angel in the wall of the station building.
We went to Nagoya Station right after we first arrived. There really isn’t a ton around there.
Osu Kannon is a traditional area with covered shopping arcades and temples and shrines. We went there last weekend.
This first picture is actually near Nagoya Castle, which we have yet to see…
Nagoya City Hall.
We saw these fabulous cat pants in the Osu Kannon shopping arcades.
There was a shop that sold all alpaca-related goods.
This is some sort of mascot that was just kind of waving at everyone.
We had the interesting experience of seeing a St. Patrick’s Day parade, too! Here is a Japanese man playing the bagpipes!
Another shot of the parade.
The Guinness Beer section.
Next is Osu Kannon Temple (which, actually, we went to first).
The outside of Osu Kannon.
Cute little Buddhas. They reminded us of the Precious Moments statues…
A cool mural on the side of a building that faces the temple.
This shot was taken right outside the main temple hall.
A dog waiting for its owner at Osu Kannon.
At Osu Kannon, you can feed the pigeons. I was kind of afraid they would poop on my head, but they didn’t! Grandma would have freaked out!!
Me with the pigeons again.
Some statues at Osu Kannon Temple.
An Inari Shrine at Osu Kannon.
There are many shrines and temples in the area. Here is a horse statue at one of them.
Some cherry blossoms.
This is called a Maneki Meko in Japanese.
The Maneki Neko led us to a neko cafe.
At a neko cafe, you pay a certain amount per 30 minutes or per hour to play with cats. Here is a cute Scottish Fold.
Another Neko Cafe resident.
This cat loved Teddy.
We found a hidden temple!
At temples and shrines, they have fountains to cleanse your hands and mouth.
On the hour, they have some mechanical puppets pop out of the wall and do a show for about 5 minutes.
Well, that is all for now!