Aichi Prefecture

Getting To Know You: Nagoya Port

Dec 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

To the south of the city, Nagoya's port is one of Japan's busiest, servicing the country's central region of Japan, the hotbed of the nation's automotive industry. And I know...[ Click to read more ]

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Our House! – We More Than Recommend These Restaurants in Nagoya

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Back in the day, when I was embarking on this writing game, I imposed three cardinal rules upon myself: 1. Only write about cool bands; 2. Never write bullsh!t advertisements...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2020 By First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Year, is the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3, and families gather to spend time together.  The New Year Lottery...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s Best Sweet Shops

Nov 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is mostly known for its raw fish and tempura, but I have a sneaky suspicion that, should you ask most Japanese what their favorite dish is, it'll end...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illumination in Nagoya 2020

Nov 23, 2020 By Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day, for the most part.  The most exciting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya 2020

Nov 21, 2020 By Ray Proper

Nagoya has a great local cuisine, and there are numerous wonderful options available to you at any time of year. During the holidays, however, you may need some hints on...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, and Lights in Nagoya

Nov 09, 2020 By Ray Proper

Holidays in Japan are bright and colorful affairs, and Nagoya is no exception to this rule. If you are looking for decorations, lights, or other holiday materials there are a few...[ Click to read more ]

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Hisaya Odori Park – Shopping and Dining in Style at Nagoya’s Latest Attraction

Oct 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

A couple of years ago, there was some consternation amongst Nagoyans when the tall trees that lined Sakae's Hisaya Odori Park were chopped down one by one. The two-kilometer long...[ Click to read more ]

Korankei Gorge Fall Colors

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 14, 2020 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscious of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much-touted "4 distinct...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2020

Oct 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same way...[ Click to read more ]