City of Sculpture
I found innumerable pieces of artwork - sculptures, stonework, etc... all over the city.
It makes for a very pleasant walk on a nice day, if you have nothing else to do. This water-wheel sculpture, unfortunately, doesn't dip into the water below, and is under a bridge, so it doesn't catch rainwater either.
I'm not sure why it was placed here, but I must admit, it's nicer than seeing dirty, under-bridge crap there!
Japan as the host nation for World Expo 2005 there is plenty to see in this area and it is central to the World Expo site.
The building itself is something you will want to see being made from a bamboo cage it is quite different as a structure. Inside there is the Earth Room with a 360 degree screen that gives you a panoramic view of the world. Queues when we were there were around 70 mins long.
The central feature here is The Lecture Meeting on the Great Crisis of Earth to help the audience understand all the environmental problems facing the world today. Also there will be festivals and traditional performing arts from the local Aichi province.
Presented by 9 prefectures from the Chubu region the main attractions here are the Cyclops one eyed robot and a large water dome.
Nagoya City Pavilion
The star attraction here is the Guinness record holding 47m high kaleidoscope.
This is my Nagoya page so far. I was there for about four weeks in the Summer, and had a great time. I stayed with a host family. I will be adding more here bit by bit.
Above is a picture of the city from a shopping center I was at.
Nagoya Castle is a big tourist attraction. I highly recommend going. Nearby is a Noh Theater, which is very nice. I also went to a festival being held there. If you happen to be in Nagoya in the Summer, try to find out when the festival will be -- it is a great way to have fun with friends!
I had an ikebana lesson. After a brief introduction about ikebana, I was able to give it a try. Afterwards, the teacher came and "corrected" it. Here is my "improved" arrangement.