Nagoya Day 3 Part 2: our thrifty last supper, looking for trashcans at Oasis 21, and late-night combini snacks.

Some people travel to look at old, historical buildings. Some people travel to get away from reality. Some people travel to find themselves.
In case you haven’t looked at some of my other posts on this blog, I travel to eat everything I see.
So I left off from eating ramen at Nagoya station. My friend and I traveled back to Sakae station for a little rest and then to see two famous architectural pieces of Nagoya, Oasis 21 and Nagoya TV Tower.

But before we do anything, let’s head to the combini for a light pick-me-up.

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Snacks galore.

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Packaging in Japan, why you so cute?

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Yakisoba pan, which is basically stir-fried noodles in a hot dog bun.

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We ended up buying this little tart.

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Tastes better than it looks. The tart casing was nice and crisp (not soggy at all) and the filling was coffee flavored whipped cream. What’s not to like about this combination? We finished it off in seconds and then took a much-needed nap.

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We woke up at approximately 7:30pm and headed to a nearby department store to hit the sales. In Japan, the department stores hold mind-boggling sales starting at approximately 7:30pm, right before they close at 8pm. If you’re short on money but want something delicious, attack the dept. stores at this time. Sometimes the bentos will be more than half off, if you’re there at the right time. For dessert, we got a chocolate glazed donut, not pictured above. I thought kinako (ground bean) donuts were unique though.

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Our stash for the last supper. We headed to a nearby park to devour everything.

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This bento costs 699 yen originally, but we got it for no more than 200 yen. Steal! Came with sweet glazed chicken chunks with a tangy tartar sauce.

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Next, we got a variety of fried goods. Fried battered baby shrimp, edamame fried goodness, and lastly sweet glazed little chunks of lotus root.

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Then we got Japanese-style spaghetti, which actually tasted pretty good. Also was half-off.

Okay, so after feasting on our catch from the dept. store, we cleaned up everything and headed towards Oasis 21. But, there was a slight problem. We had heaps of trash from eating so much food, but there was no trash can to be seen. We decided to walk towards Oasis 21 to scour for a trash can.

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The TV Tower can be seen quite clearly from the top observation deck of Oasis 21. If you don’t want to waste your money on the fee to go to the observation deck in the TV Tower, just take pictures of the TV tower at Oasis 21, and then go to Nagoya Station’s Midland Square (42nd floor) for free! For a nice aerial view of the city.

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As I was taking these pictures, I was holding a large bag of trash around with me. Maybe that’s why Japan is so clean… No trash because there are zero trashcans. So people just don’t eat outside. Bleh I don’t know, but there is a serious lack of trash cans in Japan as well as in Korea. Sometimes I have to hold an empty take-out cup of coffee for a couple of hours because there is no trashcan to be seen.

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There’s actually a mini lake on top of the building, which kind of makes sense because of the name “Oasis.”

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There is a great big patch of grass in front of Oasis 21, and my friend and I spent a good 20 minutes or so taking a billion selfies with my handy dandy hand-held tripod. We probably stood out like a sore thumb among the dozens of loving couples around us.

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I could understand why there were so many couples though, the lights were beautiful.

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Yep, we were at the Spaceship-Aqua.

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We headed to the ground floor and found ZERO trashcans. So we had no choice but to throw away our stuff in the trashcan in the bathroom. Please Japan, it would be helpful for you to allocate trashcans around the city.

We decided to skip out on going to the TV Tower observation and go to the combini for some late night snacks instead. Like I said, I eat a lot.

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I finally tried the famous melon-pan, named not because the bread contains melon, but due to its interesting shape. Tastes like a version of Korea’s soboro bbang. The combini version was pretty good; sweet and delicious.

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We ended the night on a high, feasting on pudding and drinks (calpis-flavored alcohol and horoyoi, a famous alcoholic drink with many seasonal flavors. In this case we had the lemon flavor).

Stay tuned for my last day of adventure in Nagoya!

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One response to “Nagoya Day 3 Part 2: our thrifty last supper, looking for trashcans at Oasis 21, and late-night combini snacks.

  1. 핑백: Nagoya Day 4: morning set at Komeda’s, last Mario Kart session at Osu, and cat sushi. | yorimcha·

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