Expect long lines....at the EXPO 2005
While I saw lots on long lines at around 9am when I got there...I was pretty surprised that I was in the expo ground by almost 920am....
I had a special pass, valid for ONE DAY....I went up to the window which exchange the VOUCHER for the real tickect.. which was located right up the WEST GATE.....I passed lots of people waiting in line...I mean lotsssss..:).....
After I exchanged the tickect I thought I would have to go all the way back and wait ..but no I was put in another line right up front.....as the picture shows......so my waiting time at the gate was only about 20 minutes ......I was very lucky..:)
But do expect very LONG lines at the gate..as I saw passing from one global common to another.....
The heart of Expo 2005 is the central zone.
The two top attractions in the global house are the frozen preserved mammoth that was flown in from Siberia for the exhibition (a conveyor belt moves visitors past at a constant speed so you get 30 seconds to see it) and a 50m wide screen that is the largest single screen in the world! Again long queues.
An outdoor area with a stage and screen for various events.
The worlds largest "green" wall made up of hundreds of plants and flowers lines the walk in front of the Global House. This concept for cities intends to provide cleaner air. Half way along the bio-lung walk is the story of water that has a small 3D theatre that explains about Japan's defences against the typhoons. For the theatre ask for headphones for Chinese and English.
In the centre of the global loop, every evening there is an experimental theatre presented here.
This city is where I was born. I've stayed here for about half of my life. This is my world, my paradise. i knew every little things around here because i usually hang around the city during weekends and play soccer and baseball with my dad during his free time.
I also visit some of the famous travel spots here and shopping all around. i've always seen the Nagoya Tower every single day of my life. This place
also helped me to know myself better and as the time goes by, i continually understand why I was born here and where my origins really came from.
Japan's fourth largest city is NAGOYA, the capital of Aichi-ken and major transport hub on central Honshu's industrial southern coast. Completely rebuilt after a wartime drubbing, it's an overwhelmingly modern city of high-rise buildings, wide boulevards, multi-lane highways and flyovers, more suited to business than sightseeing. This is where Japan's top pasttime, pachinko, was born; the mind-numbing pinball game's mix of flashing lights and noise are a reflection of the city.
Despite the hustle and bustle, Nagoya is still more laidback than Tokyo or Osaka and it has a few decent attractions, the most interesting of which is the grand Tokugawa Art Museum, housing belongings of the powerful family who once ruled Japan, and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, an appropriate tribute to Nagoya's industrial heritage.
The city's most hyped attractions – the castle Nagoya-jo and the sacred shrine Atsuta-jingu – are hardly outstanding examples of their kind, but they're worth checking out if you have the time.
West of Nagoya, the Kiso-gawa forms the border between Aichi-ken and Gifu-ken, and the ancient night spectacle of ukai, cormorant fishing is still practised in Inuyama. This small castle town, where you'll find the classical Jo-an teahouse in a beautiful traditional garden, is also the jumping-off point for the vast outdoor architectural museum, Meiji Mura. Across the river in Gifu-ken, the capital Gifu serves up a similar combination of castle, parks and ukai, and is well-known for its production of lanterns and umbrellas made of paper.
Further into the mountains, along the Nagara River, Gujo Hachiman is a refreshing city of clean rivers and traditional houses, with a summer dance festival that is perhaps the best in Japan