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

Golfing in and Around Nagoya

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Though Mark Twain once remarked of golf that it was 'a good walk spoiled,' it seems that the witticism didn't...[ Click to read more ]

Seoul Food – Nagoya’s Best Korean Restaurants

By Mark Guthrie

There is no doubt that Japan has some of the world's best cuisine, but I have to say, the first...[ Click to read more ]

Midtown BBQ – Nagoya’s Best Barbecue Finds a Hot New Spot

By Mark Guthrie

If you're as mad about steaks and barbecue as we are here at Japan Info Swap, then you'll already know...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Best BBQ Spots

Jul 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

The best barbecue is the one you grill yourself. You may think this would be difficult in the city, what...[ Click to read more ]

Straight Outta Nagoya – Great Bands and Artists From the Nation’s Center City

Jul 01, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When reading listings for live performers on tour, it can feel like Nagoya is completely missed out by all the...[ Click to read more ]

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Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

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

Japan’s COVID-19 Tracking App – What You Need to Know

Jun 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Japan's government has released a tracking application that will notify its users...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jun 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress...[ Click to read more ]

Ice, Ice Baby – Chillin’ This Summer at Nagoya’s Best Ice Cream Shops

By Mark Guthrie

It's started. The summer is swelling, the heat is ramping up, and the humidity is already off the charts. Needless...[ Click to read more ]

Whisky Galore! Discovering Nagoya’s Whisky Bars

Jun 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is, it is fair to say, whiskey crazy. Since it was first produced in the country in around 1870,...[ Click to read more ]