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Noritake Garden – Nagoya’s Ceramic Star

Feb 27, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi is well known as a centre of Japanese industry, but what is less well known is that it is also...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Plant and Museum Tour

Feb 26, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

As the third largest producer worldwide, there can be no doubting the importance of the automobile industry to Japan’s economy,...[ Click to read more ]

Girls Day and Hina Matsuri Events in Nagoya and Aichi

Feb 23, 2015 By Ray Proper

March starts out with a holiday for girls. The aptly named “Girls Day” coincides with the Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival),...[ Click to read more ]

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English Speaking Nail Salon in Nagoya

Feb 23, 2015 By

You can get your nails done in Japan too, in fact the "nail art" they do here is pretty impressive....[ Click to read more ]

Spring Pickings – Strawberry Picking around Tokyo

Feb 13, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

Japan has a wonderful association with fruit. While it tends to be a little expensive (at least  to the eyes of foreigners...[ Click to read more ]

Plum Blossom Viewing in Tokyo – The Top Umemi Spots!

Feb 13, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

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

Naked ambition – Take part in Konomiya’s Hadaka Matsuri

Jan 27, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

“You make your own luck in this world,” as the saying goes. Whoever coined the phrase could have been thinking...[ Click to read more ]

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Kid Friendly Activities in Tokyo

Jan 10, 2015 By Ray Proper

Tokyo is Mecca to anime and manga fans, and lovers of technology can find anything they seek, somewhere in the...[ Click to read more ]

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Celebrating the New Year in Yokohama’s Chinatown 2015

Jan 09, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1873, a celebration of the Chinese year is still an important cultural event....[ Click to read more ]