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Hamburger Restaurants in Nagoya

Oct 31, 2023 By Ray Proper

Though Nagoya has a plethora of great restaurants with amazing teppanyaki, tebasaki, ramen and sushi, sometimes you just want good...[ Click to read more ]

Find Your Halloween Costume in Tokyo

Sep 27, 2023 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 ]

Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

Jul 31, 2023 By Ray Proper

The Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, commonly called Domatsuri, is the largest dance festival in the Nagoya/Chubu region and involves dancers from all over...[ Click to read more ]

Arimatsu Shibori Festival

May 07, 2023 By Ray Proper

Shibori is a style of dyeing cloth in patterns by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping the fabric before...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Parks Near Nagoya

Apr 17, 2023 By Ray Proper

A list of the top 100 Japanese city parks was compiled by the Japan Green Parks Institute in 1989, and...[ Click to read more ]

Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

Mar 03, 2023 By Ray Proper

One of the many weird and wonderful Japanese experiences is the pet café. Many apartments in Japan do not allow...[ Click to read more ]

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Making Gyudon at Home!

Mar 02, 2023 By Ray Proper

Live in Japan for any longer than about a day, and you will run smack into Yoshinoya or some other...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Reduce Electricity usage at Home

Mar 01, 2023 By Ray Proper

Reducing energy use in your home saves you money and reduces the pollution emitted from non-renewable sources. With the prices...[ Click to read more ]

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