This was our first attempt at going downtown during the day: Our misson - Cellphones!!
Since we can't yet read maps (or rather - the streetnames ON the maps) landmarks have been our saviours. For example, the good ol' TV tower:
We knew once we found this guy that we were headed in the right direction!!
These Dancing Ladies aren't really landmarks, but they ARE in the first real 'park' that we have seen here in Nagoya. Supposedly there is nature somewhere, but I am getting kinda skeptical. I think our next mission should be to find these mysterious "parks" that dot our maps.....
Ahhh - and who could forget our trusty Oasis 21 (or giant space water ship thingy). It looks alot different during the day, but still insane. We discovered how to get to the top of it, and hoped that the view from above would make the structure make a bit more sense.....
Low and Behold!! It was actually pretty nice up there!! I believe they must light it up on top at night, so we will have to make an evening trip up to the top some time. There really is running water on top of the roof. Its pretty relaxing and the breeze was welcome (it is wickedly humid here (yes - maybe even more than in Florida!), and the view was impressive!
YES: The city does have a GIANT ferris wheel attached to one of its central downtown buildings, thus confirming our suspicions that circus folk MAY have helped design Japan....(please refer to earlier Osaka pictures for further evidence)
All in all it was a successful weekend day for us! We finally have phones (Hurray!!), and we managed to venture farther than 10 minutes from our Apartment without getting lost!! Wooo!! Go us!
Miss you all!!