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1|imageslimSam LesmanaLV.50 11 4
After visiting Nagoya Castle I set off to Kiyosu, a town next to Nagoya which has… another castle. My first few days of the trip were dedicated to intense castle-hopping, they are easy to find around Nagoya considering the history of the area.Kiyosu had many factories so it is probably more of an...more...
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1|imageslimSam LesmanaLV.50 20 1
Fair warning, this is a post all about history! The Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 was a big battle that decided Tokugawa's soon-to-be position as the shogun of Japan after his victory with the Eastern forces. It still took three years for his shogunate to officially begin, but Sekigahara is often ...more...
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1|imageslimSam LesmanaLV.50 13 3
Earlier this year I did a day trip to Inuyama from Nagoya. Everyone on the train got off at Inuyama station, so I was alone for the next few minutes until Inuyama-yuen. Inuyama-yuen is closer to the castle than Inuyama station, but is much smaller and doesn’t have any lockers.Because it was still...more...
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1|imageslimSam LesmanaLV.50 11 4
Okazaki is a small city, often over-shadowed by nearby Nagoya, but it’s where Tokugawa Ieyasu (the shogun and one of the most important figures of Japanese history) was born. The city’s main sites are close together near the stations, so not much time is needed to see Okazaki. I paid a visit afte...more...
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1|imageslimSam LesmanaLV.50 20 2
When I heard they not only offered tours around Toyota's factory, but free tours, I knew I had to find some time for it on my trip to Japan. And so I did! I did the reservation online some time before my trip and on my first full day in the country I woke up at 5am in Nagoya ready to see how a ca...more...
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1|imageslimChristine DoanLV.11 17 2
Hi guys, this is Christine Doan and this is my first essay on Odigo. Today I'm gonna review one of the most well-known Japanese dishes beside sushi and sashimi, which is eel rice. This is also the first time I've ever tasted this amazing food in my entire life, at Hanaoka Restaurant, Nagoya.First...more...
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1|imageslimLacey GerdesLV.29 157 7
Even though Japan is a relatively small island, each area has something unique about it. Often times it is FOOD--whether it be a special flavor, twist on classic cooking, or something completely different. Aichi prefecture is no exception! They have some delicious specialties that many foreigners...more...