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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 Blooming Great Valentine’s Day – Where, and How, to Buy Flowers in Nagoya

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Continuing a tradition that goes back to the time that St Valentine wondered what to get Cupid as a thank...[ Click to read more ]

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Feasting on Fugu – Where to Eat Blowfish in Aichi

By Mark Guthrie

You've probably seen that classic episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to a Japanese restaurant and eats fugu, a...[ Click to read more ]

Grapes Over Grain – The Rising Popularity of Japanese Wine

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Everyone knows that Japan is sake country, and when we arrive, we are all desperate to indulge in the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

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Chocs Away! Where to Buy Valentine’s Chocolate in Nagoya

By Mark Guthrie

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and in Japan, that means just one thing: chocolate. Now, everyone knows that here...[ Click to read more ]

The Way of Tea – Japanese Tea Ceremony in Nagoya

By Mark Guthrie

Also referred to as the Way of  Tea, the Japanese tea ceremony elevates the preparation and presentation of 'macha,' or...[ Click to read more ]

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Plum Blossom Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots!

Jan 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

  While the cherry blossom is the flower that tends to dominate the imagination of Japanese botanic appreciation, it is...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]