Getting To Know You – Nagoya Station Area of Meieki

For years, though the city center in name, the area around Nagoya Station was considered to a poor relation to the shopping district of Sakae. However, over the past decade there has been dramatic investment in the Meieki (a Japanese abbreviation of ‘Nagoya Station’) area, and today it is an area of dramatic high-rise glamour, with a little touch of seediness (especially around the station’s south exit) thrown in for good measure. There are plenty of things to see and do in Meieki, particularly when it comes to eating, drinking and being merry. Below are some of our favorites and recommendations. A Spot of Culture – Yanagibashi Fish Market Just five minutes’ walk from Meieki, Yanagibashi Chuo Ichiba fish market has been peddling its wares to businesses of all sorts around the Tokai region since 1910, though it has been claimed that some stalls date further back into the Edo era. It is an entertaining place to wander on any morning, and each Friday and Saturday there is a tour that you can take around the market that will show you exactly what’s what. The guide of the tour is Mr Ando, the president of the market’s Marunaka Shokuhin Center and local celebrity, and lasts for two hours. On the tour, you will see the ins and outs of the market, how the fish is prepared, displayed and sold, receive advice on how to keep foods in good condition and see the professional ways of cooking. The tour, however, is in…
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Getting To Know You – Nagoya Station Area of Meieki
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Getting To Know You – Nagoya Station Area of Meieki

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