Okonomiyaki and the Ramen museum.

After Enoshima we had a really delicious Okonomiyaki at Yokohama station and headed to the Ramen museum. The ramen museum featured an old Japan, in 1958, when the instant noodles were invented. Besides the whole awesome scenario there were also famous ramen restaurants where you could have your bowl of goodness.

Okonomiyaki at the station.
Okonomiyaki at the station.
Ramen Museum at its best.
Ramen Museum at its best.

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There was a "police officer" there who kindly took our picture.
There was a “police officer” there who kindly took our picture.
everything was cleverly place.
everything was cleverly place.
Tuxedo kamen!
Tuxedo kamen!
public baths.
public baths.
You felt like you were in that age and time.
You felt like you were in that age and time.

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The old tv sets showed news featuring the newest air raids and you could hear explosions and planes.
The old tv sets showed news featuring the newest air raids and you could hear explosions and planes.
movies of the time.
movies of the time.
old barber.
old barber.

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And a ramen shop with everything you need.
And a ramen shop with everything you need.

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And back in our Harajuku neighbourhood.
And back in our Harajuku neighbourhood.

Definitely a place to visit if you have the time.

Have a nice evening!

Pretty Nagoya.

After a well spent day in between little towns, we headed to Nagoya.

Nagoya is big and very business-y like. One of the first things we saw when we go there was a lady laying on the floor and a few of her friends surrounding her. I got immediately worried, but figured the situation was completely under control — as in, calling an ambulance an such — turns out she was out drunk, and everyone was laughing and behaving as if that was completely normal! Turns out, it is…

We would only be in Nagoya for a day, to visit the castle. We were incredibly tired, and we just wanted to get a good night sleep — the hotel we stayed in for the night before was decent, just on the verge of bad and we couldn’t really rest properly.

The castle is amazing! It reminded us a lot of Osaka’s castle, but of course this one was completely different in every detail inside and out. Golden carps were everywhere and there was a reenacting of ancient times, with samurais strolling around and old shops all over.

Nagoya castle up ahead!

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