Tanabata Star Festivals Around Nagoya

Jun 22, 2016 By Ray Proper

The Tanabata Festival is celebrated annually on either July 7 or August 7, depending on where you are in Japan. The festival celebrates the legend of two lovers, represented by the Altair...[ Click to read more ]

Aichi Beach Events, 2016

May 22, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Its getting to that time of year again when the thermostat starts to rise and thoughts of beaches spring to minds. Although Aichi isn’t necessarily famed for its beaches, there...[ Click to read more ]

Genki Festival Super Yosakoi in Harajyuku Omotesando

Aug 14, 2014 By Ray Proper

The Yosakoi Festival began in the city of Kōchi, Japan, in 1954.  The first "Yosakoi Style" festival featured 21 teams and 750 participants.  The style of festival has become extraordinarily...[ Click to read more ]

Pet Boarding and Pet Sitters in Nagoya

May 15, 2014 By Ray Proper

June, If you are heading out on vacation you will need someone to watch over your "other kids;" the dog and cat.  There are a few options for boarding your...[ Click to read more ]

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Utsumi Beach on the Chita Peninsula Near Nagoya

Aug 29, 2011 By Ray Proper

They say Utsumi Beach has the finest sand in the world, but probably only the Japanese say that. It is a great beach though, is well known throughout the Tokai...[ Click to read more ]

The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival in Gifu

Aug 05, 2010 By Ray Proper

Round two for that bastion of fun by the river, Gifu City! The Nagara River National Fireworks Festival is held yearly on the first Saturday of August from 7:15 p.m.-8:45...[ Click to read more ]