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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

A Big Part of Nagoya’s Community: Small World

Dec 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

One of the hardest things when coming to a new country is not only getting to know people but also...[ Click to read more ]

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Alternative Fitness Options in Nagoya

Dec 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We've all been there. But now you've noticed...[ Click to read more ]

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Soothe Yourself With a Soak in a Super Sento in Nagoya This Winter

By Mark Guthrie

One thing that many people love to do when they come to Japan is to enjoy onsen, the volcanic hot...[ Click to read more ]

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Diamond Magic – Witness The Diamond Fuji Phenomenon

By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually occurring phenomenon during which the sunrise and sunset align perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit,...[ Click to read more ]

Cultural Kawabun – Exploring Japanese Culture at Nagoya’s Oldest Restaurant

By Mark Guthrie

Japan has a rich and long artistic heritage, something that many people travel from all over the globe to see....[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2019 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 ]

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

By Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about 'firsts.' Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s High Rise City Views

Dec 21, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you love or loathe the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are no two ways about it:...[ Click to read more ]

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Viewing the Magical Diamond Fuji from Tokyo

Dec 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually phenomenon during which the sunrise and sunset align perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit, looking...[ Click to read more ]

Onsen – The How To’s, Do’s and Don’ts

Dec 12, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

As temperatures around the country plummet, the Japanese winter can seem harsh, particularly if you are not fortunate enough to...[ Click to read more ]

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