Aichi Prefecture

Scouting in Nagoya

Sep 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When Lord Baden Powell published the first edition of 'Scouting for Boys', a guidebook of survival techniques he learned during the Second Boer War and adapted for Britain's youth he sparked a...[ Click to read more ]

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Under The Bridge Nagoya Music Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya's music and art scene is a broad church that encompasses varying styles and genres. At the Under the Bridge Nagoya festival, many of these artists, both locally grown and...[ Click to read more ]

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Brick or Treat – Getting Spooky at Legoland this Halloween

Sep 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Halloween in Japan is an odd time, in that it is mostly aimed at an older demographic. Street parties and nightclubs are boozy affairs, while costume shops almost exclusively trade...[ Click to read more ]

Find your Halloween Costume in Nagoya

Sep 10, 2019 By Admin

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and we want to remind you that leaving your costume to the last minute, and dressing "as yourself" or "an axe murderer, because they look just like...[ Click to read more ]

Osu Street Performers’ Festival

Sep 07, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

October brings the Nagoya Festival, a massive parade throughout the city celebrating three great warriors and historical leaders connected to the city: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. However, this is by no...[ Click to read more ]

The Nagoya Festival

Sep 05, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Nagoya Festival is held annually on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.  The main attraction is a parade, lead by Nagoya’s 3 most famous historical figures and feudal...[ Click to read more ]

Booze Cruising on the Toyohashi Noryo Beer Tram

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Of the fact that Japan likes to have a drink or two, there can be no doubt. This is the land of sake, ice cold Asahi, and numerous post-work highballs....[ Click to read more ]

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Stepping Back in Time at the Arimatsu Float Festival

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Sometimes when you visit festivals, with everyone dressed in their finest kimono or yukata, the street stalls lining the streets, and the local historical curiosities paraded around the town, if...[ Click to read more ]

Going Potty over the Setomono Matsuri

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan has one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world, with earthenwares being created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000–300 BCE), as a heavily wooded country most...[ Click to read more ]

Get Hooked on Family Fishing in Aichi

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

It should come as no surprise that, being an island nation crisscrossed with rivers and spotted with freshwater lakes, Japan is a fantastic country in which to go fishing. From...[ Click to read more ]