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Welcome to the city of Nagoya.Thrid only to Tokyo and Osaka in importance.

Greater city population of around 8 million.About the same size of Chicago.

2 hours away from Osaka via a little short cut through Mie prefecture,the city of Nagoya is only a hop,skip and jump away.Another world compared to the frantic messed up urban landscape of Osaka.

The city of Nagoya seems more orderly,civilised and tamed compared to its bigger cousin over the mountains in Kansai.

Infact.The city reminded me of New York without the highrise.The streets are laid out in grid style.Lots of parks.The department stores look like ones on 8th Avenue.A city of wide streets and avenues.

The home of Toyota and this years world Expo.

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF NAGOYA.....A Skywave production.

Note.All captions will read from under the picutre.



Here she is.Nestled right in the heart of Japan.Kansai to the West and Kanto to the east.



140km/h on the expressway got me here in record time.About 1 hour-40mins.Very convenient.The skywave AN400 is parked.I'm now ready to explore the city of Nagoya.



The department store district.I counted 15 about the same size as the one in the picture.



Shop till you drop!!! The city is the second richest in Japan after Kobe.



Japan buys a staggering 40 percent of the worlds luxury accessories and clothing.Yes 40 percent!!!!! Amazing for a country that represents 2 percent of the worlds population.



Lucky Dog!!! Check out the helmet it's wearing.The Japanese love their pets.Right near my house in Osaka are two dog cafes and a dog salon.Nagoya,being so rich would be more extreme.I herd on the grape vine,Channel are going to be opening a shop exclusively for dog products in Tokyo,Nagoya and Osaka next year.YES!!! Only in Japan.



Ok.Lets get this giant city into perspective.

Looking North up the main park.



Looking South into the shopping district.



To the east.JR station in the distance under the city's only tall highrise

The West.The view is much the same.Basicly its a very big city.



Nagoya central park.I dont know the real name.Something Osaka lacks.City parks with greenery



A Mother and Daughter on a rush to go somewhere in one the city's hundreds of back streets



This guy on the other hand is in the slow lane.Chilling.Taking it easy in a city far more sedate and relaxed than the hetic pace of Osaka and the manic frenzy of the worlds biggest city,Tokyo.



My lunch.Eel and Rice with Miso and Green tea.After eating half the bowl,you tip the green tea in the other half and mix it in with the Eel.Just superb.One of the many famous dishes in Nagoya.



Along the wide avenues of the city many streets performers are out dancing,playing instruments and preforming.These guys were great.Dancing hardcore Rocker Billy kind of stuff.Very cool.



Yeah!!! Get down!!!



Alright!!!!



The girlfriends taking pride in their Rockerbilly partners.Keeping an eye on the leather jackets.Its a bit hot and sweaty doing that Jive.



More street preformers.



and more



Nagoya Castle.NOT MY PICTURE.I couldnt get a good shot of it.



The enterance to Nagoya JR station.Very cool



A nice set at the lights.Wainting for the green to go



All Japanese citys have their Ferris Wheels.They love'em



Lets get a closer look



Going places.A women on the move.Bicycles are the priciple means of transportation for the yong.For most Nagoyites,its the Subway system.



Subway map.The new underground Loop opened last year.A nice edition to Japan's third largest Subway network.



Passengers waiting to board the train in one of the busier stations on the network.



I'll finish with this picture.A very Japanese looking guy off to play a very American Sport.

This pretty much sums up Nagoya.US bombers destroyed the city to rubble in WW2.Once rebuilding started,The US Governemt rebuilt it in a grid like American downtown style.The streets,Department stores and shops really do feel like New York without the highrise.

Another tour on the Skywave.

Ride easy.Ride Skywave.
 

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coldstar said:
great photos, as usual!!


wow, hey! ride a Toyota in Nagoya!!
Indeed :lol:
 

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coldstar said:
great photos, as usual!!


wow, hey! ride a Toyota in Nagoya!!
Thants right.What is that guy driving a BMW for??
 

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Vapour said:
Thanks once again Mr. 'Skywave' Nick :colgate: I always like your street scene pictures, especially when there are miniskirts involved :clown:



Where did you read that? In GDP per capita #1 is Tokyo, #2 Aichi:

http://www.jref.com/society/japan_prefecture_population_density_gdp_capita.shtml

in PPP terms I'm not sure, but Nagoya might be #1. But Kobe??
Love it mate.One the Joys of living in Japan.Mini skirts and shopping.What a combo

About the GDP.I just checked.I was wrong.Sorry.
 

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Nick those are some slick looking photographs you made yourself

It is nice to see you can take brilliant urban photographs of Japan as well as you countryside photos

be proud of yourself

Regards
Max
 

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maxxam80 said:
Nick those are some slick looking photographs you made yourself

It is nice to see you can take brilliant urban photographs of Japan as well as you countryside photos

be proud of yourself

Regards
Max
Cheers

I havent done a city tour for a while.I also did Fukuoka in Feb.I have to get those up and running soon
 

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Tom_Green said:
Nick you doing the stuff i can only do in my dreams. I am so jealous.

If i win 10 million i would drive around Japan, too. But with an SL65 AMG. :D
Whats a SL65?
 

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It must be a Mercedes :D
 

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ah my home town... how much I miss it.

Yes, Nagoya is very prosperous; actually one of the only regions with decent economic growth.

I heard somewhere that the marketshare of Toyota in Nagoya is above 50%. If you go to some rich neighbourhoods, you'll see moms on $100k imports going grocery shopping in delicatessen super markets. its quite a view.

I'm a huge auto enthusiats and I've gotta say the standard of cars circulating in Large Japanese cities is very impressive...
 

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Vapour said:
Thanks once again Mr. 'Skywave' Nick :colgate: I always like your street scene pictures, especially when there are miniskirts involved :clown:



Where did you read that? In GDP per capita #1 is Tokyo, #2 Aichi:

http://www.jref.com/society/japan_prefecture_population_density_gdp_capita.shtml

in PPP terms I'm not sure, but Nagoya might be #1. But Kobe??
Aside from Tokyo 23 Special Wards, Nagoya is the top of all the 14 government-designated cities in income per capita. (2nd is Chiba, 3rd Yokohama, 4th Kawasaki,...)
 

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Great Photos Nick. Did you go to the Oosu Area?

"My lunch.Eel and Rice with Miso and Green tea.After eating half the bowl,you tip the green tea in the other half and mix it in with the Eel.Just superb.One of the many famous dishes in Nagoya."

Yeah, Hitsumabushi is great! It's one of my favorite foods in Japan (but loses to the heaven called Katsu Curry) :)
 

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M.Poirot said:
Great Photos Nick. Did you go to the Oosu Area?

"My lunch.Eel and Rice with Miso and Green tea.After eating half the bowl,you tip the green tea in the other half and mix it in with the Eel.Just superb.One of the many famous dishes in Nagoya."

Yeah, Hitsumabushi is great! It's one of my favorite foods in Japan (but loses to the heaven called Katsu Curry) :)
Oh oh yeah.

I know.Katsu curry Sagoi Oiishi Kata!!!
 
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