As we close our Osaka days, early morning we checked out from our hotel and went to our next destination – Nagoya!
From our home base station, we went to ride the train using the Kintetsu Limited Express which took us 2 hours and 43 minutes train ride with lots and lots of sceneries….and sleep. We left Osaka almost lunch time so we are expected to reach Nagoya by 3pm. We did manage to reach on time but as for every challenge in Japan rails, same dilemna again as we don’t have internet to where we can follow our way. Nagoya Main Station is a huge station to speak off. Just like what we have in Osaka but we did manage to find our connecting train to our hotel. When we reach our hotel – Nagoya Silk Tree dropped our bags and headed out as the sun is still up and we can still check out the city. We came across the a modern facility near the Nagoya TV tower called Oasis 21. We decide to check it out and to our surprise, there is an ongoing Cosplay in the lobby! How cool is that? Spot on your favourite anime characters here!
After the show, it rained so we got stucked for a while but thanks to Daiso, we are able to afford raincoats for Y100 only. Took the train to the main station and our hotel wet and cold. Watching cosplay is so much fun. Ended the night with a hot Nissin noodles from the convenience store as we mind our own business sorting out pictures and charging our mobiles getting ready for our last day of adventure the next day.
For our last day, our flight is not until the evening so we still have a full day of fun and things to do. And since I don’t want to stress out our last day, we went to go have fun at….Legoland Japan!
From our homebase, we already checked out from the hotel, left our bags at the reception so we don’t have to worry about late-check out while at the park. We headed on to the park which took us an hour to reach. As Legoland was not in my original itinerary, I purchased the tickets from the booths and the ticket prices are way too high sa compared to when you buy it in advance. I handed over my credit card with my eyes closed as it blew up my budget real high. The ticket costs me Y11,500 (Y6,900 adults, Y4,500 child) equivalent to Php5,700. If you book in advance, you can save up to Y1,300 which is still pricey. Since this is my very first Legoland, we gave it a try. By the way, you also have the option to see the Sealife attraction with additional payment. We only took the Park only tickets.
The place is amazing. All the lego bricks still looks new. There place is not crowded and there are lots of things to do for my kid. He went to every attraction there is. I myself enjoyed the Miniland – where everything famous in Japan is depicted in bricks. Amazing!!!!
And to reach for a Sakura tree so wonderful I can’t help but admire.
There are also park rides your kids can enjoy – mini roller coaster, rescue mission, driving school, boating school, pirates ships and lots.
As we come closer to our fllight time, we needed to go back already to prepare going home. We did manage to go to all the attractions in the park in such a limited time. The pricey ticket price became all worthy of swiping.
Legoland is a must visit if you are in Nagoya.
What I missed but you shouldn’t.
- Toyota Commemorative Museum (it would have been nice to see old Toyota Cars)
- Nagoya Castle
- Gardens (though Nagoya is one of the first cities to have Sakura season compared to other locations.
- Osu (shopping)
- Atsuta Shrine