The main reason I visited Nagoya was to visit my dear friend Keiko. We took the shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya where she met us at the train station.
Nagoya reminds me of Toronto. It's definitely quieter than Tokyo. Wider streets and less people. Everything was bigger in Nagoya including our hotel room and for a cheaper price than Tokyo.
Our first day consisted of walking around Nagoya and raiding another Uniqlo store.
We got up early the next day to go sightseeing with Keiko. She was our tour guide in Nagoya. She took us to Nagoya castle. We took the subway there and after exiting, we met a very energetic mochi vendor. He was so charismatic that we bought mochi from him. It was delicious!
The grounds of Nagoya castle is extensive and we found smaller exhibitions housed in old buildings and an outdoor bonsai exhibition. More on that next.