Nagoya Castle

Sunday I walked to Nagoya Castle from my hotel room. The castle was built in 1610-1619 and you can read about it’s history here, but what I found most interesting was the destruction of the castle by firebombing during World War II by the U. S. Army Air Forces. Several fragments of the original construction and…


Weekend in Nagoya

Friday Night: After work, we got back to the hotel and refreshed a little and got ready to go out to dinner. Someone suggested Shabu Shabu. There is a new place in Evansville that serves this style of food and I highly recommend trying it. Shabu shabu is supposed to be the sound food makes as you…


Arrival

My flights were uneventful, except for a slight weight issue on my Evansville outbound flight. A couple people were asked to move towards the back for weight distribution in a nearly full flight, and I began to think they might start shuffling us around by weight. I had a long layover in Detroit, which i…


Hello Japan

I took a little break from a long weekend of soccer in Princeton, Wicked in Peoria and packing for my trip to put together this little journal. I’ll be posting to this daily with my insights and experiences as I travel to Japan for the first time. With a little luck, this will develop int…