Day Trips

Spring Pickings – Strawberry Picking around Tokyo

Feb 13, 2015 By Bert Wishart

Japan has a wonderful association with fruit. While it tends to be a little expensive (at least  to the eyes of foreigners  used to supermarkets crammed with the stuff for next to...[ Click to read more ]

Sekigahara – Japan’s Defining Samurai Battle

Jun 30, 2014 By Bert Wishart

As you may or may not know, the Chubu area witnessed the scene of perhaps the most important and defining battle in Japan’s history. The Battle of Sekigahara, maybe best...[ Click to read more ]

Fishy Business – Yanagibashi Chuo Ichiba Fish Market in Nagoya

Jun 24, 2014 By Bert Wishart

Ask a Japanese of which part of their culture they are most proud and nine times out of then they will tell you that it is their food, and by...[ Click to read more ]

Asahi Brewery in Nagoya

Apr 28, 2014 By Bert Wishart

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, the Japanese are most proud of its sake and rightly so. However, while sake is one of the most recognisable totems of Japanese culture,...[ Click to read more ]

HimakaJima in Sparkling Mikawa Bay

Mar 26, 2013 By Ray Proper

This article, and HimakaJima itself,  caught my attention for various reasons: Chris Glenn knows where the good stuff in Japan is. It is a day trip from Nagoya. It is...[ Click to read more ]

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Mar 20, 2013 By First Admin

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan's richest natural areas  just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama is some what isolated and distant.  This isolation allowed the...[ Click to read more ]