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Winter Illumination in Nagoya 2020

Nov 23, 2020 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day, for the most part.  The most exciting facet of the Christmas...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya 2020

Nov 21, 2020 By Ray Proper

Nagoya has a great local cuisine, and there are numerous wonderful options available to you at any time of year....[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Nagoya

Nov 09, 2020 By Ray Proper

Holidays in Japan are bright and colorful affairs, and Nagoya is no exception to this rule. If you are looking for...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Tokyo

By Ray Proper

The holidays in Tokyo are a bright and colorful affair! If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 14, 2020 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscious of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between...[ Click to read more ]

Find Your Halloween Costume in Tokyo

Sep 20, 2020 By Ray Proper

Halloween is rapidly approaching, so get your costume soon because leaving your costume to the last minute and dressing as...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2020 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Nagoya “That Bean-Throwing Festival”

Jan 25, 2020 By Ray Proper

Setsubun, or "That Bean-Throwing Festival," celebrates the beginning of spring in Japan. Celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of...[ Click to read more ]