Aichi Prefecture

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Therapeutic Spa at Gamagori’s Thalgo Laguna

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether natural spring onsen or communal bathing sentos, Japan's penchant for soaking in the tub with friends and family is legendary, however, for those of us who have not necessarily...[ Click to read more ]

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Join Amnesty International in Nagoya

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya is currently seeing a rise in activism. From environmental concerns to issues of social justice, all over the city groups of concerned locals and ex-pats are joining together to...[ Click to read more ]

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A Call To Action – Nagoya NGOs at Which You Can Make a Difference

Feb 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

From the environment to animal rights to families living below the poverty line, there are unfortunately a broad number of issues that plague our society. Fortunately, there are a number...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2020 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter's chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty...[ Click to read more ]

Watching Sumo matches in Jungyo Exhibition Tour

Feb 10, 2020 By Chiho

Watching sumo is one of the most authentic attractions in Japan. The annual grand tournaments are held only in odd months; January, May, and September in Tokyo, March in Osaka,...[ Click to read more ]

A Blooming Great Valentine’s Day – Where, and How, to Buy Flowers in Nagoya

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Continuing a tradition that goes back to the time that St Valentine wondered what to get Cupid as a thank you for all his hard work spreading the love*, for...[ Click to read more ]

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Feasting on Fugu – Where to Eat Blowfish in Aichi

Jan 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

You've probably seen that classic episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to a Japanese restaurant and eats fugu, a pufferfish equally famed for its sublime, delicate flavor, and that...[ Click to read more ]

Chocs Away! Where to Buy Valentine’s Chocolate in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, and in Japan, that means just one thing: chocolate. Now, everyone knows that here in Japan, we do things a little differently, namely that...[ Click to read more ]

The Way of Tea – Japanese Tea Ceremony in Nagoya

Jan 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Also referred to as the Way of  Tea, the Japanese tea ceremony elevates the preparation and presentation of 'macha,' or powdered green tea, to a ceremonial activity of great cultural...[ Click to read more ]

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Setsubun Festivals in Nagoya “That Bean-Throwing Festival”

Jan 25, 2020 By Ray Proper

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 the Lunar New Year...[ Click to read more ]