My Nagoya trip was a week ago, and despite having some free time during the trip I never got around to writing about two-thirds of my trip!
After my fun two-park day on Saturday, I made it in to Nagoya late in the evening, quite exhausted. So I went straight to the station my hotel was at and had dinner at Wendy's. This was my first time visiting a Wendy's in Japan, which features mostly Japanese favorites instead of a Western-themed menu. I splurged on the hamburg plate that also included chicken and sausage (plus plenty of vegetables) before taking the short walk back to the capsule hotel.
used the capsule hotel both nights I spent in Nagoya during my September trip and due to the low price, convenience, and familiarity, I reserved my little coffin for both nights on this vacation. By reserving at least a few days in advance, I was able to save 500 yen per night, meaning I had my hotel "room" with spa included for under 2500 yen per night! As I said during my last trip, staying in a capsule isn't too bad. I had a top "bunk" this time which was interesting to climb into and out of but at half the price of any other hotel room I didn't mind. This particular hotel is a bit old and certainly looks it, but the pillows and mattresses are clean (and look relatively new) and it's quiet and comfortable.
Monday was my last day in Nagoya, and after spending the prior two days at theme parks, it was time for a little bit of culture. Of course, by culture I mean visiting Toyota's headquarters for a look in their Kaikan museum and a tour through one of the assembly plants.
I had a pretty good (and successful) trip to Nagoya. Though this was supposed to finish my "planned" sightseeing for the area, I still want to return for Toyota's technology museum (which was closed when I had time to visit), Mikimoto Pearl Island, a return trip to Nagashima Spa Land, and a Chunichi Dragons game. A properly planned weekend could make that happen!