Aichi Prefecture

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 ]

3 Day Family Emergency or Evacuation Kits

Jul 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

It is important to be prepared for a disaster, but you should keep the danger in perspective. If you must live through a major quake, Japan is probably the best...[ Click to read more ]

Staying Safe During Typhoons and Storms in Japan

Jul 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

Typhoon season in Japan runs from June to December, but most typhoon activity occurs between July and September. The southern parts of Japan, such as Okinawa or Kagoshima, are particularly affected...[ Click to read more ]

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

Jul 10, 2019 By Ray Proper

Ever wonder what a polar bear does at night? Want to find out? This weekend is your last chance to take in the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night...[ Click to read more ]

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Blood on the Tracks: See Keirin Cycle Racing in Nagoya

Jul 08, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

If you have ever seen track bicycle racing in a velodrome or on TV during the Olympics, you would consider events such as pursuit, omnium and time trials as exhilarating,...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Japan Beer Festival Nagoya

Jul 03, 2019 By Admin

When I first arrived in Japan, I was somewhat disappointed by the perceived paucity of decent beer selections. It seemed that no matter where I went I could find nothing...[ Click to read more ]

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Nippon Domannaka Matsuri in Nagoya

Jul 02, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Nippon Domannaka Matsuri, commonly called Domatsuri, is the largest dance festival in the Nagoya/Chubu region, and involves dancers from all over Japan and abroad. This festival is one of the highlights of...[ Click to read more ]

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