Aichi Prefecture

Things are Hotting up at Toba no Himatsuri Fire Festival

Jan 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi sees a fair number of harvest festivals around the start of the Chinese New Year, with communities praying that their crops in the coming year will be bountiful and...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s Record Shops

Jan 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While it feels like the music industry is becoming ever-increasingly digital, with the likes of Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and Soundcloud being the favored media for accessing artists, conversely, at...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyokawa Inari – One of Japan’s Big Three Inari Shrines

Jan 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

About 75 minutes from Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, you can find Toyokawa Inari, one of the most unique and unusual places of worship in the area. Along with...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Nagoya

Jan 25, 2019 By Ray Proper

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

Inuyama City: Historical Castle Town and Much More…

Jan 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Just half an hour from Nagoya is Inuyama, an ancient town that was at one time one of the most important domains of the ruling Oda clan. It is especially...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Ramen Festival 2019

Jan 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

Ramen is a classic Japanese food.  If you ask a random person, foreign or Japanese, male or female, what their favorite food is, you are highly likely to get "ramen" as...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Nagoya

Jan 21, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31931" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The illuminations at Nabana no Sato[/caption] In his 1977 classic one hit wonder, John Paul Young sang the immortal lines "Love is in the air, everywhere...[ Click to read more ]

English Information For Friends Toyota – Learn About Japanese Green Tea

Jan 17, 2019 By Admin

Learn All About “Japanese Green Tea” with English Support Where: Cooking room, Gender Equality Promotion Center, 2F Toyota Industry and Culture Center Participants: Foreign residents and their Japanese friends who...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s January Festivals 2019

Dec 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

In Japan, there is always something to celebrate, and around the country, there are thousands of festivals every year. While the summer is the traditional festival season, just because there is...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

There’s nothing more exhilarating than standing on the top of a slope, the pure white snow stretching out below you, or that moment when you lean forward and the wind...[ Click to read more ]