Sakae… TV tower of Nagoya…

The first week of May is one of the longest holidays in Japan known as the Golden week Holidays. So we decided to visit important tourist destinations of Nagoya city in two days. The first-day plan included Nagoya Castle, Osu-Kannon temple, Atsutha Shrine and Motoyama temple.
We took a one day pass worth 600 yens per person from the Chikusa station. This ticket is available on weekends and holidays. It can be used for the Nagoya city subway for a single day. From the Chikusa station, we started our journey to Atsuta Shrine.

The one day pass or Nagoya city subway.
The one day pass or Nagoya city subway.

We reached Sakae station via Higashiyama line from where we have to change to the Meijo line. We get out of the station with no particular intensions. Once we reached out, we saw a beautiful park nearby. Looking from there, we saw the Nagoya TV tower on the opposite side.

Park near Sakae station.
Park near Sakae station.
The spiral shaped glass terraced building at Sakae.
The spiral shaped glass terraced building at Sakae.
The program arrangements in progress at the center hall of the building.
The program arrangements in progress at the center hall of the building.

We walked towards the tower . On the way, there was a building with a beautiful spiral structure. It has so many shops housed in it and a hall at the centre. Arrangements for some program has been carried out during that time. It is the Oasis building of Sakae. The terrace of the four-storeyed building is made of glass. We also reached that terrace filled with water at the centre.  of that building . We could see almost the entire part of Sakae city – the flyer, the tv tower and the great buildings from there.

About the tv tower

4The tv tower has an interesting structure and it is the oldest Television tower in the whole island of Japan. It was built in 1950’s with a height of 180 meters. It performs television transmission as well as it is the first observatory balcony of Japan.  The TV tower observatory  gives a nice view of most part of the Nagoya city. It is open throughout the year except during bad weather.