If I had 10 AirAsia FREE SEATS, I would go to…. *drums roll*
Yes.. JAPAN once again because to know Japan is a choice, to fall in love with Japan is out of my control. Hence the yearly visit to Japan BUT this time to Nagoya !!!! Yaaahoooooo ~~~
and I shall discover Nagoya’s Best Kept Secrets !!!
It is always my dream to bring my parents and siblings and of course the two little monkeys, my nephew and niece for a holiday together and we have never done this before. We never have a whole family holiday. Not even once simply because we have a HUGE family – Parents, Big Bro + Wifey, Big Sis, 2nd Bro and Little Bro who looks like my elder bro.. hahaha.. two little monkeys and that’s already 10 including myself. That is not all yet. Now I’ve a fiance whom will be my hubby in few months time and his family, my extended family. You say big or not? So to travel together at the same time would be kinda impossible and costly, but if I have FREE tickets, I am sure they will be delighted to go without any complains.
Okay. WHY Nagoya out of so many places?
#1: None of us have been there before. So, we are going to explore the place together and I’ve decided we should go in October for their annual Nagoya Festival which fall in autumn (super nice weather). There will be a parade with more than 700 participants, some of whom play the roles of local heroes, including the three national heroes—Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu—and bears a remarkable resemblance to a picture scroll from those days. Various events, such as dances and concerts, are performed in and around Hisaya-Odori Park, while other fun events take place all around the city of Nagoya.
#2: I’m taking Japanese language class now (Just started and I am still very noob and cannot understand most of the time), hoping I can at least understand and probably will be able to communicate with them by October?
#3: Anyone will fall in love with the beautiful view of Nagoya with its Autumn Leaves everywhere especially in Tokugawaen, Shirotori Garden, Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens and also Nagoya Castle.
#4: In the same month, October, Nagoya has this one performance everyone must not miss, which is the Osu Street Performing Festival which includes street performances such as saru mawashi (monkey tricks) and banana no tatakiuri (bananas sold the traditional Japanese way) as well as unique performances that include rock music Kabuki and a kinpun show (a show using gold dust) and also most importantly, the parade of oiran (courtesans) wearing beautiful clothes.
It is a marinated and barbecued eel, cut into small pieces and served on a bowl of hot rice. Do you know that it is not just a popular and special dish in Nagoya, BUT eel is said to give stamina to the Japanese and get them through a summers work schedule too.
(b) Matcha Kakigori
Japanese desserts never fail to amaze me. I’m definitely going to bring my family to try this massive delicious dessert at a little shop that specialised in matcha desserts in the underground shopping arcade underneath the station.
It is a MUST HUNT, MUST TRY, MUST EAT marinated Chicken Wings with secret recipe sauce only in Nagoya you have the chance to try it.
The list shall stop here… until.. my real visit to Nagoya. Meanwhile, you can keep on searching by grabbing the FREE SEATS that AirAsia is having promotion now.
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