Nagoya Agricultural Centre

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With spring well and truly in full swing, and the weather improving day by day, now is a great time - before the rain and humidity of the summer arrives - to get outside with the kids and enjoy the great outdoors. But of course, you've already taken them to all...[ Click to read more ]

Mountain Biking in Japan

Mar 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Being such a mountainous country, Japan is a fantastic place to go mountain biking. Right across the land, there are excellent spots at which you can hop on a bike and fly down a trail. Whether you are into downhill, dirt jumps, freeride or cross country; a beginner (like me)...[ Click to read more ]

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Hanging Out at Forest Adventure Shinshiro in Aichi Prefecture

By Mark Guthrie

Do you feel at one with nature? Do you prefer to be up in the trees than down on the ground? Or perhaps you have a little monkey who is climbing the walls this holiday? If you find yourself nodding along, or even just curious, get yourself along to Forest...[ Click to read more ]

Ten Nagoya Suggestions for the Ten Days of Golden Week (Part Two)

By Mark Guthrie

You may have noticed, that people are starting to get excited about Golden Week. Of course, people always get excited around Golden Week, when public holidays combine to make an extended block of time off, but this year it's even better! With Emperor Akihito abdicating this year, another holiday has been...[ Click to read more ]

Ten Nagoya Suggestions for the Ten Days of Golden Week (Part One)

By Mark Guthrie

You may have noticed, that people are starting to get excited about Golden Week. Of course, people always get excited around Golden Week, when some public holidays combine to make an extended block of time off, but this year it's even better. With Emperor Akihito abdicating this year, another holiday...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota MEGAWEB Showcase

Mar 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo can be a tough place to find something cool for the whole family to get into without either needing to travel a way into the countryside or dropping copious amounts of yen on the adventure. However, here’s something that is both close to the center of the Metropolis and...[ Click to read more ]

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Iwate’s Great Buddha of Morioka

Mar 22, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Nara has one 15m high, Kamakura has one 13m high, and the city of Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture, has one 10m high...What am I talking about?  A Daibutsu (大仏), or Big Buddha, of course! It comes as quite a surprise that a city not typically on the tourist...[ Click to read more ]

Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high.  People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen such as: Nasal congestion Sneezing Cough Watery eyes Runny nose Scratchy throat The most common culprit for producing allergy symptoms in Japan is the...[ Click to read more ]

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Parks and Green Areas in Aichi

Feb 27, 2019 By Admin

Feeling the need to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city? Refer to the map below to discover some of the best places in Aichi to experience the great outdoors. You may even find that respite from the concrete jungle can be found in your own backyard![spacer height="20px"]...[ Click to read more ]

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Arima Onsen: Come On In, the Water’s Fine

Feb 25, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The mapmakers say Arima Onsen is a part of Kobe but it is way on the other side of Mount Rokko and is thus a world unto itself. And people have been making their way to this unique world for almost 1400 years, drawn to the magical powers of its...[ Click to read more ]

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