Aichi Prefecture

Parks and Green Areas in Aichi

Feb 27, 2019 By Admin

Feeling the need to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city? Refer to the map below to discover some of the best places in Aichi to experience the...[ Click to read more ]

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Ankake Spaghetti, Nagoya’s Italian Treat

Feb 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

From soba to ramen, udon to somen, hiyamugi to shirataki, Japanese cuisine is blessed with a wide variety of of noodle kinds. But if that wasn't enough, they had to...[ Click to read more ]

Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 3

Feb 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya is a city that is full of surprises. New restaurants...[ Click to read more ]

Must See Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

Feb 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is served by two predominant religions: Shinto and Buddhism. Shinto is a form of ancestor worship and is the traditional religion of Japan - though it was codified in...[ Click to read more ]

Partying Nagoya Style: Meieki’s best Izakayas

Feb 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When it comes to going out for drinks, in Japan, they do things a little differently than back home. Whereas we would most likely head to a bar, the Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2019 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 ]

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 ]