On my next day, I should be able to visit the Ghibli Expo which is held in Nagoya right now.
This was one of the biggest visits I was looking forward to and I shouldn’t get disappointed.
It was featuring the Movie When Marnie was there which is the latest und probably the last Ghibli Movie. If you haven’t seen it, yet, please add it to your collection, I highly recommend it.
There were so many things to see and to experience! The scenery was so breathtaking that even my eyes got to be like these of a child who is experiencing new adventures and is discovering the world. A world which I haven’t seen before, even when I watched the movie.
There were so many things more, and I really wish I could show you more, but they told me then during my visit that I wasn’t allowed to take pictures. One thing I would agree with is that the picture wouldn’t be so stunning like it was to see and experience for oneself. So I really recommend you to visit the Ghibli Expo in Nagoya, you won’t be disappointed! It’s worth every cent! From original illustrations to miniature editions from scenery of the film or even real size to walk through. There is lots to see, so don’t miss this chance and get ready to visit the Ghibli Expo for yourself!
After that there was one thing left I wanted to see and do for myself. It was the visit of the Ise Shrine in the Mie prefecture, the most sacred shrine in Japan, it is said that this place is where the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, the mightiest Goddess (from the Japanese Religion seen), is enshrined. And so i wanted to pay my respect to her as well.
I for sure this place holds something calm in it, the whole area seemed to be at peace, when I got there.
From a park where you could hear the rustling from the leaves and the chirr from cicadas you got closer and closer to the inner shrine.
But no, this one isn’t it, yet. But all around were so many shrines surrounding and protecting it.
And trees, look at this tree for example, I had never seen so huge ones for myself. There were also a lot people who hugged them while being photographed. This brought more then one smile on my face.
And did I mention the wood smell? As if it had been fresh wood which were included in these.
There were lots of paths to different shrines and building, but everyone of them seemed to attract me in their own way.
While I started to feel refreshed just by walking to the shrine, I wondered about how the shrine might look and feel.
But unfortunately there was a sign that I shouldn’t take photographs from the Inner Shrine, so I decided, that it might be better, really not to take any. Somehow to take photographs didn’t feel to be right. So I’m a bit sorry, but I’m showing you some nice fish instead of the most sacred shrine from Japan. Please don’t be angry at me. Look at these Koi fishes aren’t they cute and bright?
But instead of fish I should see on my way back some sacred sake barrels. Reminded me that I still should get something to eat and drink.
When I got back to Nagoya it should finally be time for that, the friends I met recommended me this place, and following their advice I tried something of their dishes.
But I have no clue what the name of it was. 😀
After eating well, the body needs rest, right? Do you want to see where I stayed this time? If not, skip the next pictures. 😉
I was able to stay at an old Japanese house, even in the middle was a little Japanese garden.
It was not something luxury but it felt like being the real thing. It felt like I was able to experience how the people lived here not long ago. And Seiko-san was really nice and funny, she even played Shamisen for me and even if she didn’t speak a lot of English and I didn’t speak a lot of Japanese we had lots to laugh about. I hope I can stay again at her place.
I also hope you’ll continue to read my entries as well. 😉 Is there anything left you want to see? What would you plan for your own Japantrip?