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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

Booze Cruising on the Toyohashi Noryo Beer Tram

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Of the fact that Japan likes to have a drink or two, there can be no doubt. This is the...[ Click to read more ]

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Stepping Back in Time at the Arimatsu Float Festival

By Mark Guthrie

Sometimes when you visit festivals, with everyone dressed in their finest kimono or yukata, the street stalls lining the streets,...[ Click to read more ]

Going Potty over the Setomono Matsuri

By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan has one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world, with earthenwares being created as early as the...[ Click to read more ]

Get Hooked on Family Fishing in Aichi

By Mark Guthrie

It should come as no surprise that, being an island nation crisscrossed with rivers and spotted with freshwater lakes, Japan...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]