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Things are Hotting up at Toba no Himatsuri Fire Festival

Jan 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi sees a fair number of harvest festivals around the start of the Chinese New Year, with communities praying that...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s Record Shops

By Mark Guthrie

While it feels like the music industry is becoming ever-increasingly digital, with the likes of Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyokawa Inari – One of Japan’s Big Three Inari Shrines

Jan 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

About 75 minutes from Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, you can find Toyokawa Inari, one of the most unique...[ Click to read more ]

Inuyama City: Historical Castle Town and Much More…

Jan 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Just half an hour from Nagoya is Inuyama, an ancient town that was at one time one of the most...[ Click to read more ]

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Nagoya

Jan 21, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31931" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The illuminations at Nabana no Sato[/caption] In his 1977 classic one hit wonder, John Paul Young...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Romantic Valentine Spots

Jan 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you may be wanting to find that perfect place to cozy up to...[ Click to read more ]

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Day trips from Nagoya – Tajimi, Gifu

Dec 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Just over the border from Aichi into Gifu Prefecture is the town of Tajimi, an area renowned for its ceramic...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s January Festivals 2019

By Mark Guthrie

In Japan, there is always something to celebrate, and around the country, there are thousands of festivals every year. While the...[ Click to read more ]

Getting to know you: Azabu Juban, Tokyo

Dec 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

As one of the most fashionable and exclusive neighborhoods in central Tokyo, Azabu Juban is a fantastic place in which...[ Click to read more ]

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Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

There’s nothing more exhilarating than standing on the top of a slope, the pure white snow stretching out below you,...[ Click to read more ]