Ending the Year at a Cat Cafe

I spent a sizable portion of new year’s eve at Cafe MoCHA in Sakae. There, I played with some cute kitties, while I waited for 2018 to end. Due to the holiday, the shop was busy, and it closed early. There was also the weekend/holiday price to concider. However, I did only spend about $28 […]

Spring Cometh: Plum Blossom in Sakae

Yesterday was the first day of spring, so because it’s considered a holiday here, I had a day off from work. I woke up early, jumped on a train to Sakae, met up with some friends, and celebrated. Yesterday was super rainy for most of the day, so we stayed inside until mid-afternoon. Afterwards I […]

Sunshine Sakae

  Last weekend I was in Nagoya for a doctor’s appointment, so I spent a little time in the city. Sakae, to be specific. Since I don’t get the chance so much anymore, I figured I would be touristy. I rode the Sunshine Sakae Ferris Wheel. It wasn’t super impressive, but it was fun enough. […]

Oasis 21 at Night

The weather has been wonderful, so I’ve been trying to take advantage of it. After almost a year in the center of Nagoya, I’m being transferred to Anjo City. While it won’t be impossible to come to the big city, it will take much longer and be a bit more expensive. During my walks, I […]

Sakae at Night

During the holidays, Nagoya TV Tower hosted a special event showcasing the city-scape at night. It was with a special light show by a famous FX group called Naked. The entry price was a little more expensive than the usual entrance fee, being 1000 yen instead of 700 yen, but it was well worth it. The […]

Oasis 21

  Oasis 21 is an interesting spot in the Sakae area of Nagoya. It’s surrounded by shopping, restaurants, and parks. This is the Spaceship-Aqua portion of the structure. It’s completely free to visit and very close to the Nagoya TV Tower (another famous Nagoya landmark).