DanaI live in Nagoya, and I always go back to Nagoya Castle whenever I feel like to. Spring is the best time to go to Nagoya Castle. There are a lot of Cherry Blossoms around the area. The castle and the Cherry Blossom absolutely look mesmerizing in the pictures. Most importantly, Food Stalls inside sell a Cherry Blossom ice cream for ¥300. Winter in Nagoya Castle is not that scenic, though, the beauty of the castle will always be high level. Been there again last December 2019. During that time, the ice cream flavors for sale inside the castle were Berries and Green Tea. Entrance fee is still ¥500, and an additional ¥500 if you go inside the main castle tower. Unfortunately, the main castle tower is closed currently because it was damaged from the recent earthquake.
tumimiAtsuta Shrine, located in Nagoya City, is one of the three oldest and highest-ranking shrines in Japan, the royal territory.
According to legend, it was built in the 3rd century by the concubine Yanyuan, who was built by Japanese Wuzun, to enshrine the grass pheasant sword used by the Japanese. Regarding the grass pheasant sword, there are many records in Japanese history books and myths, and it is a god in the hearts of Japanese people.
The main hall of Atsuta Shrine enshrines Wuzun, Gong Yuyuan, and the five gods of Amaterasu, Suzhan Mingzun, and Kandaomei. They have been highly valued in the history of Japan and have extremely high majesty. The incumbents of the past have expressed their respect for Atsuta Shrine in various forms.
Take the Metro Meijo Line, exit A at Denmacho Station, and walk for ten minutes with Baidu Maps, and you will arrive at the east gate of Atsuta Shrine. Entry is free to the shrine. No one can enter the gate of the main palace. . (Probably because of the royal territory). As a result, there is nothing to be seen in the rankings and feasts of royal worship.
Walk along the "path of the heart" outside the high walls of the main palace, and walk quietly and reverently to feel the ancient and majesty of the shrine.
amor2018It’s a bit sluggish here. Behind the beckoning cat, you can go up the alleys and see how you go. I watched the cat all the way from the slope and went uphill. I don’t know, please look at my map. It’s easy to get lost.