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A stroll through Nagahama

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Chang Jiaqi (China)
Trevino Chris (USA)
Dziepak Matt (USA)
Stech Brad (USA)

Date
October 19, 2013

Nagahama is a port city located on the Northeast corner of Lake Biwa. Within the city, there is an abundance of specialty shops and attractions. From the famous glass-making shop Kurokabe to the eclectic Kaiyodo Figure Museum to the beautiful Nagahama Castle, there’s something for everyone.

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    We visited the Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, which was full of ancient texts and history.

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    Standing in front of Railway Square, the oldest remaining train depot in Japan, located in Nagahama.

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    In Railway Square, there were several well-maintained historical trains.

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    There were also plenty of model trains, which we tried our hardest not to crash.

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    We made some friends in the depot.

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    We visited Keiunkan , a beautiful garden in Nagahama.

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    Enjoying the beautiful terrace.

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    Chris and Brad take in the majestic view from the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the garden.

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    There were many interesting statues in the garden, including this statue of a sumo wrestler.

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    With our Nagahama passports, we got VIP access to many interesting attractions in Nagahama.

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    We looked both ways before crossing.

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    Some of the pictures we took just for fun. The sign in the picture tells drivers to watch out for school children crossing the road.

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    Kurokabe glass shop is world-renowned for its wares.

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    Brad searches for the perfect carafe for his dining room.

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    Matt does his best tough guy outside of Nagahama’s Kaiyodo Figure Museum.

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    The next stop on our journey was the Nagahama Hikiyama Museum.

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    The local tourist center “Kohoku Visitors Information Center-Yotsuike”.

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    Our last stop in Nagahama was a garden market in the heart of the city.

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    Chris operates the giant kaleidoscope as Matt snaps a picture.

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    Next, we got to have our pictures taken through a kaleidoscope lens.

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    Here’s the end result.

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    They had a ton of kaleidoscopes.

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    On our way to the Nagahama shopping arcade.

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    We ended our day in style outside of the Nagahama JR station.

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