I only went into downtown...
I only went into downtown three times in the month I was in Japan, and only twice at there, and only at one restaurant, so I'll go ahead and give it my approval. The Hard Rock Cafe. The first time I got an 'All American Bacon Cheese Burger', and the second time a 'Chicken Club Sandwich'. It was so good to have that 'American' food after having nearly 3 weeks of sushi, sashimi, nato, goza, etc. (though all BUT the nato was good... ;P)
Americana. Brought me back to America completely, except for the short oriental waitresses ;P. Good food, at expensive prices (found the same meal at a 'name brand' restaurant back in the US at $5, I spent nearly 2000 yen for it at HRC Nagoya. Good thing I was on a budget, and had most everything paid for anyway! ;P) All American Bacon Cheese Burger definatly.
The Kiccoro Gondola operates between the North Terminal (in Corporate Pavilion Zone B) and the South Terminal (in Global Common 4).
I took this ride to be able to get over as quick as possible , it was already 6pm and I wanted to finish seeing some areas in the global common 4....On the trip over you can enjoy a spectacular aerial view of the site and crowds.
Adult (junior high school age 13 or higher): 600 yen
Children (elementary school age 13 or lower) : 300 yen
Distance: about 1 km
Travel time: about 4 minutes
CAUTION...They are not air conditioned and the windows cannot be completely opened. The interior therefore could become hot when the outside temperature is high.
It was raining the day I went, so no problem..
During the Tokugawa period. 1603-1867, Nagoya Castle served as the residence for the lord of Owari, head of the three most important families of the Tokugawa family.
The castle built from 1610-1611 and destroyed by fire in 1945, was restored to its original splendor in 1959.
Although many structures, including the main castle building and palace, were reduced to ashes during the Second World War, the existing main castle and main gate were rebuilt and opened to the public in October 1959. The reconstruction took four years at a cost of about 600 million yen.