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
35^ 10" 13' N
136^ 53" 0' E