I am a blogger/photographer based in Singapore.
100% Singaporean, raised by my Malaysian's parents. I love to travel and enjoy good foods.
I like to visit scenic places and capture beautiful moments of life with my camera.
I am a regular visitor of the gym and I do jogging frequently. I believed in keeping fit to live better also eating healthy.
My blog is established since 2006, I'm so proud of it and I will continue to give my readers more interesting reads. Love you peep!
Evening peeps! It's Saturday! I am back for another weekly update. I am so sorry for being late once more. I was so busy these days with so many things on hand to do. Nevertheless, let's get back to today's topic! In this post, I will be sharing my visit to the main downtown of Nagoya where you can do your shopping and have good meals.
First stop, I wanted to recommend coming to the popular departmental store in Nagoya, Matsuzakaya (松坂屋). The reason I wanted to recommend this departmental store is because it has the most accessible or the only Pokemon Center in Nagoya! Calling all Pokemon fans, do not miss out here if you ever visit Nagoya. Other than Pokemon Center, the departmental store also has a Disney Store too. Like all departmental store in Japan, you can find delicious foods at the basement of the mall. The nearest station to Matsuzakaya is Yabacho station (矢場町駅).
During my trip, I also paid Skyle mall a visit because I wanted to shop at GU. In my opinion, this is one of the easiest GU outlets to spot in Nagoya central since you can see the brand's Logo right outside the Skyle mall. So if you guys also like GU apparel and wanted to shop at one of their outlets in Nagoya, why not drop by this one? Skyle is located right opposite another famous departmental store, Mitsukoshi (三越). I believed you guys won't miss it.
Next, I wanted to recommend going to the Central Park underground shopping street. Here, you can find nice and affordable foods. You also can walk to Nagoya Television tower, NHK office tower and Oasis 21 which is one of the top spots in Nagoya. I will be sharing more about them later on. Anyway, my visit to Central Park was to grab dinner. I settled for Katoreya (カトレア). Katoreya offers a variety of curry rice and it tasted not bad. I paired my dinner with a glass of orange juice. The bill came up to be slightly S$10 or less.
After my dinner at Katorea, I visited the Nagoya Television Tower. The entry to the observation deck is ¥700. There is an outdoor deck which is a level above the indoor observation deck. From the tower, you can catch really nice night views of Nagoya city. You will also be able to catch view of the Nagoya castle from afar. I really enjoyed my stay here.
Inside the tower
The tower from afar
Nearby the tower is the popular Oasis 21 plaza which is one of the drop by spots if you ever visit the television tower. The plaza has a variety of stores and F&B outlets which you can dine at after your visit at Nagoya television tower. Particularly, if you are into anime and manga, you also can drop by the Jump store here. I believed it is one of the easily located outlets in Nagoya too. Other than the Jump store, there are also Starbucks, Mcdonalds', Matsumoto Kiyoshi here too.
Coming to Oasis 21, do not forget to pay the roof of the plaza a visit. It is really beautiful at night as you can catch the Nagoya Television Tower as the backdrop. Not to mention that this is one of the nicest places you can see the night view of Nagoya city (In my opinion)! Anyway, all these places are nearby one another so it's good if you can plan them together in your itinerary. The nearest station to both Central Park and Oasis 21 is the Sakae station (栄駅).
The view of Nagoya Television Tower from Oasis 21's roof
Okay, I guess I have come to the end of this short post. I hope you guess enjoyed reading this post as a whole, it's been really a while since I blogged. I hope I have the time to update my blog again next week! So yeah, do keep a look out for my blog frequently. Thanks for reading and see you all again!~