We decided to explore Yagoto, a neighborhood in Nagoya we'd yet to experience. We wandered through some unassuming gates and we were completely surprised to see Koshoji Temple. It's hidden in the middle of the city. It has a five story pagoda (our first pagoda sighting in Japan) and an ornate cemetery. We happened to find it right at sunset. This surprising find is one of my favorite Japan moments.
By Erin Bogar, AFAR Local Expert
Japan, 〒466-0834 Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya, Showa Ward, Hirojicho, Kitaishizaka