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

Sekigahara: The Battle That Created Japan

Jul 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

In 1600, Japan faced a turning point in its history. After more than a decade of comparative peace, the feudal...[ Click to read more ]

Gero’s Ryujin Fire Festival in Gifu

Jul 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While sitting in your air-conditioned room, sheltering from the humidity outside, perhaps the last thing that you would be thinking...[ Click to read more ]

Beautiful Hiking and Walking Trails in Japan

Jul 11, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When the weather heats up, many Japanese escape the humidity that envelopes the cities and head to the countryside. Being...[ Click to read more ]

Blood on the Tracks: See Keirin Cycle Racing in Nagoya

Jul 08, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

If you have ever seen track bicycle racing in a velodrome or on TV during the Olympics, you would consider...[ Click to read more ]

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Sumatakyo Gorge, Crossing Bridges in Beauty

By Mark Guthrie

Japan is full of beautiful, breathtaking destinations, but the age of social media is driving travel within the country even...[ Click to read more ]

Understanding Japan: The Tanabata “Star Festival”

By Mark Guthrie

Tanabata, also known as the 'Star Festival', is a popular summer event celebrated all over Japan. As the festival's name...[ Click to read more ]

Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air conditioned room with your neck tie fan on...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Jun 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

The Toyota Motor Organisation is one of the keystones of Japan's world-renowned manufacturing industry, and since 1926, Toyota has been...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Summer Fireworks Festivals – Hanabi 2019

By Mark Guthrie

For Brits like myself, fireworks displays conjure up memories of cold winter nights, huddling round bonfires and oohing and ahhing...[ Click to read more ]

July Festivals Around Nagoya and Beyond

Jun 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Though the air is getting hot and sticky and permanently filled with the perma-drone of cicadas, July is perhaps one...[ Click to read more ]