What’s in Nagoya? To be honest, I don’t really know. I come for one reason and one reason only: to watch sumo wrestling.
It is Tuesday, 8:50am, and instead of booking advanced tickets (much more costly) I wake up early to pick up on-the-day general admission tickets. Thankfully, I secure myself a pair. The main matches are not until 3pm. So I head next door to check out Nagoya Castle.
Although the Hommaru Palace is currently being reconstructed, much of it is available for public viewing. Estimated completion is 2018. It smells nice inside, probably because of the cypress used to build it.
Nagoya castle is not the grandest castle in Japan, but it is the first one I’ve explored and small enough not to overwhelm me. It isn’t very busy which is also a plus for me.
Next up: Sumo wrestling! Stay tuned.