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Railway Park. Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. By hans-johnson | Flickr

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I had a 13 hour layover in Nagoya on New Year’s Day many years ago. Everything touristy was closed, so we visited a temple that was a couple subway stops from the main train station. There was a nearby covered shopping street that we wandered for a few hours. Nice day.

Here it is on Google Street View.