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

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Hiroshima

Oct 15, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

The Japanese are proud of the four distinct seasons that Japan offers and is very conscious of changing the seasons...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2020

Oct 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to celebrate...[ Click to read more ]

In the Frame – Playing Pool and Billiards in Hiroshima

Sep 29, 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 ]

Getting Away and Staying Local – Great Ryokan in Aichi

Sep 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

2020 has been hard going for many reasons, but most majorly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is our ability to...[ Click to read more ]

Take Your Pick! – Fruit Picking in Hiroshima

By Mark Guthrie

Japan has something of an obsessive penchant for fruit. More than a mere foodstuff,  fruits are considered to be a...[ Click to read more ]

Getting ‘in tents’ – Camping Around Hiroshima

By Mark Guthrie

Finally, the heat and humidity of the summer have dissipated, and we can all get outside and enjoy the fresh...[ Click to read more ]

Getting to know you: Azabu Juban, Tokyo

Sep 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As one of the most fashionable and exclusive neighborhoods in central Tokyo, Azabu Juban is a fantastic place to live...[ Click to read more ]

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Go Potty at the Tokoname-yaki Pottery Festival

Sep 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi is Japan's modern-day hub of automotive manufacture. Long before that, about 800 years before Mr. Toyoda's Type G Automatic...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Away in Japan: Toyama Prefecture

By Mark Guthrie

While most regions of Japan seem to have their own perfect time of year to visit Toyama, the 'gateway to...[ Click to read more ]

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Onomichi – Temples, Ramen and Cats Galore at Hiroshima’s Seaside Jewel

Aug 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Flanked to the north by steep hillsides and to the south by the rolling Seto Inland Sea, the city of...[ Click to read more ]