Tuesday, March 22, 2011

down town nagoya and the world's largest train station

the world's largest train station didn't even look like a train station to me. from the airport shuttle drop off point, we were told that the Nagoya Train Station was just across the road. all i saw was this huge box type building and two towering white-walled circular towers.right infront of us was Japan's sixth tallest building and beneath was the Japan Railway (JR) Central Station of Nagoya. the station's floor area covers 410,000 square meters. now that's really huge.unlike Hokkaido, Nagoya's district was busy. people was all in transit coming from the subway, the nearby malls and office buildings. it looked like Nagoya's version of Tokyo's Harajuku, as teens wear colorful outfits. something i missed after staying two days in the sweet and quiet town of Obihiro.
among other most interesting structure in Nagoya is Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers which was also just across the street. it holds three vocational schools. it is so far the most beautiful vocational school that i've seen.went down the subway ticket station and just then, i realized how wide this station was. without good sense of direction, one can actually get lost. there were signs but with the number of lines crossing this station, i still found it confusing.
took some time to find the train line for my next destination. checked my ticket and it says car 6 seat 26 Kintetsu-Nagoya to Matsusaka with a no smoking symbol. it meant another long train ride, in transit before my last destination in Japan.how to get there (reference wikipedia):
Tokaido Shinkansen Line accesible if you are coming from Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka.

Other lines which also crosses this station:

Taokaido main line, Chuo Line, Kansai Line, Takayama Line, Higashiyama Line, Sakuradori Line, Meitetsu Nagoya Line, Aonami Line


location:

island: Honshu
country: Japan
prefecture: Aichi

GPS location:
35^ 10" 13' N
136^ 53" 0' E

22 comments:

Reena said...

omg, im first!!!!

Reena said...

okay, serious message na...

nice yung suot nung japanese girl sa foreground nung isnag pic. im looking for a similar white blouse.

i can't imagine going in that train station. sa MRT pa nga lang naliligaw na ako, what more in Japan diba?

did you ever go to the Hachiko station? the one with the statue of the dog Hachiko?

Luna Miranda said...

the spiral tower is an interesting design. beautiful, too. these are wonderful photos. i like your shot of travelers crossing the street with their luggages. what a vibrant city.

Photo Cache said...

it's clean!!! i like subway stations that has clean floors and not sticky.

i could get lost here. i am one of those without sense of directions at all.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's such a strange feeling, looking at these photos after all it happened in Japan...I hope those people will manage to regain their normal life!

tina said...

Hoping Japan could regain this beauty :)

Theonoski said...

i wonder kelan kaya tayo magkakaroon ng ganitong train station?

Axl Powerhouse Production Inc, said...

whahha seryoso train station yan ang ganda parang hotel yung style ng building... tas yung loob parang mall.. astig!!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and clean train station.

Pietro said...

Beautiful perspectives of down town Nagoya, the train station is so pleasant and clean.

gillboard said...

i wonder how this looks now.

pusang kalye said...

having seen japan yourself---its beauty, order, the fashionable people, the rich neigborhoods and the buzzling business centers, I wonder how you feel about the disaster there. In my case, as an outside obeserver, I cant help but admire the japanese more, for their resilience amidst the chaos and their calm and discipline despite the unpredictable future.

SandyCarlson said...

That is one incredible place. Gigantic! The towers are impressive, too. And the people look so svelte and healthy!

Rizalenio said...

JAPAN is so beautiful looking at your photos. What's the usual sceneries outside your train ride in Japan?

Just like Traveling Hawk, I'm praying, that so soon, they will regain their normal life.

Chyng said...

world's largest train station. whoa. for sure andaming exits nyan. dami ding ligaw moments! =)

Borneo Falcon said...

I never lost in a train station before but I sure I will get lost in this one

Bengbeng said...

borneo falcon not the type to get lost. i am hahaha

beero said...

ganda ng train stations sa kanila. parang di nga train station kung titignan sa labas. i wonder how this looks like after the tsunami..

Con Tour Blog said...

This is my first time seeing twin "cylindrical skycrapers" because of your photos dong. Things that I admired most in Japan are their well designed structurally sound buildings since this country is part of the earthquake belt.

Their values and disciplines amidst disaster, there was no looting everywhere of Buddhism and Taoism practice.

I salute the Japanese People.....

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

it helps na ngaun mu to tinatapos na series. it'll help in promoting Japan in the midst of their crisis. thnx for always sharing your stories Dom.:) i hope to see you soon! ;D

Ed said...

ganda tignan ng spiral towers! it looks better at night i presume. people in Japan look like they're walking really fast.

Raft3r said...

i saw a sign ng tower records
na-excite ako!!!
hehe

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