Author Archive Mark Guthrie

Mark Guthrie

Novelist, copywriter and graduate from the most prestigious university in Sunderland, Mark whiles away his precious time on this Earth by writing about popular culture, travel, food and pretty much anything else that is likely to win him the Pulitzer he desperately craves. Find some more of his musings at www.markguthriewrites.com and on instagram @markguthriewrites

Takayama Spring Festival

Apr 01, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan’s richest natural areas just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama...[ Click to read more ]

Get Cycling in Tokyo

Mar 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When living in and around a sprawling metropolis such as Tokyo, getting from A to B can mean that you...[ Click to read more ]

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Rack Them Up! Five Places to Play Pool and Billiards in Nagoya

Mar 18, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

"Show me a man who is good at pool, and I'll show you a man who had a misspent youth,"...[ Click to read more ]

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Wisteria Festivals: Aichi’s Other ‘Hanami’

By Mark Guthrie

There can be absolutely no doubt that in Japan, the month of April is very much the month the cherry...[ Click to read more ]

Day Trips From Nagoya – Kamikochi, The Stunning Birthplace of Japan’s Casual Hiker

By Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation supremely blessed with its fair share of dramatic scenery. From the sandy beaches and deep blue...[ Click to read more ]

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Day Trips From Nagoya – Iwamura, a Quaint Castle Town, Shrouded in History and Mist

By Mark Guthrie

For many visitors to Japan, getting a taste of the country's proud and storied history sits high on the checklist....[ Click to read more ]

Therapeutic Spa at Gamagori’s Thalgo Laguna

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether natural spring onsen or communal bathing sentos, Japan's penchant for soaking in the tub with friends and family is...[ Click to read more ]

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Classic Anime that You Should Know

By Mark Guthrie

If from a western country with little connection or interest in Japanese popular culture, there is a good chance that...[ Click to read more ]

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Join Amnesty International in Nagoya

By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya is currently seeing a rise in activism. From environmental concerns to issues of social justice, all over the city...[ Click to read more ]

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2020 Sakura Snacks: The Best – and Worst – Hanami-Inspired Combini Goods

By Mark Guthrie

You always know when the hanami season is truly upon us. It's not the onset of spring. It's not the...[ Click to read more ]

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