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Magome Tsumago: A Glimbse of Edo Japan Near Nagoya

Jan 05, 2011 By Ray Proper

One of my favorite day trips from Nagoya is to Magome and Tsumago in Nagano Prefecture. They are two restored...[ Click to read more ]

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Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

Dec 13, 2010 By Ray Proper

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

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Electronic Toll Collection System: How to get ETC without a Credit Card

Dec 10, 2010 By Ray Proper

Electronic Toll Collection System, or ETC, is the wireless toll system used on Japanese expressways. With it, you can breeze...[ Click to read more ]

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Fall Colors at the Higashiyama Zoo

Oct 27, 2010 By Ray Proper

If you have ever been to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens you are well aware that it has many...[ Click to read more ]

View the Fall Colors in Korankei near Toyota City

Oct 03, 2010 By Ray Proper

One of the most famous spots in Japan to see the changing of the fall leaves is right here near...[ Click to read more ]

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Azabu Juban Festival in Tokyo

Aug 20, 2010 By Ray Proper

Summer is coming to an end, and with the passing of the season so goes the festival season. It is...[ Click to read more ]

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Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night Zoo & Garden

Aug 10, 2010 By Ray Proper

Ever wonder what a polar bear does at night? Want to find out? This weekend is your last chance to...[ Click to read more ]

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The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival in Gifu

Aug 05, 2010 By Ray Proper

Round two for that bastion of fun by the river, Gifu City! The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival is held...[ Click to read more ]

The Chunichi Newspaper Nagara River All-Japan Fireworks Festival

Jul 30, 2010 By Ray Proper

The Chunichi Nagara Gawa Fireworks Festival is held yearly on the last Saturday of July from 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m. This...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Oiden Matsuri in Toyota City

Jul 21, 2010 By Ray Proper

" Oiden" is taken from the local Mikawa dialect.  It means “Come on,” as in come on and dance!  This festival brings...[ Click to read more ]

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