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Hattori Daily Farm in Kanagawa

Oct 09, 2015 By

Since 1969 the Hattori Daily Farm in Kanagawa has raised dairy cows on green pastures not that far away from Tokyo.  Hattori Farm is a bit of working dairy a bit "dude ranch"...[ Click to read more ]

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Family Friendly Halloween Activities in Nagoya

Sep 27, 2015 By Ray Proper

[caption id="attachment_33328" align="aligncenter" width="640"] and Nagoya Swings Halloween Party 2012[/caption] Once upon a time in Tokyo, celebrating Halloween meant dressing up in a costume and riding the Yamanote Line around...[ Click to read more ]

Visit The Chita Peninsula!

Jun 29, 2015 By Ray Proper

Chita Peninsula, or in Japanese 知多半島 - Chita Hantō, is just south of Aichi Prefecture, east of Nagoya City in Central Japan.   The peninsula itself runs basically north-shouth.  To it's...[ Click to read more ]

Climbing the Walls – Bouldering in Tokyo

Jun 11, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

I doubt that there is a single kid in the western world who, when watching the 1933 classic movie King Kong for the first time, didn't think 'I wish I...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Apr 16, 2015 By Ray Proper

Seeing a sumo match is an important check mark completing any extended visit to Japan.   Sumo is the Japanese sport in which a 'rikishi,' or sumo wrestler attempts to force...[ Click to read more ]

Toyota Plant and Museum Tour

Feb 26, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

As the third largest producer worldwide, there can be no doubting the importance of the automobile industry to Japan’s economy, and here in Aichi we are at the heart of...[ Click to read more ]

Spring Pickings – Strawberry Picking around Tokyo

Feb 13, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

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 ]

Kid Friendly Activities in Tokyo

Jan 10, 2015 By Ray Proper

Tokyo is Mecca to anime and manga fans, and lovers of technology can find anything they seek, somewhere in the metropolis.  If you are seeking nightlife, you won't find many...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsuhinode in Nagoya 2015

Dec 24, 2014 By Ray Proper

Among the many customs associated with "oshogatsu," or New Years, are a good many firsts; from the first trip to the shrine to the lesser practiced first tea ceremony of...[ Click to read more ]

Kawagoe Festival and Castle in Saitama

Sep 10, 2014 By

Kawagoe  City lies only 45 minutes from Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture.  The city has a distinctly old flair to it, to the point of feeling antique.  Kawagoe City is also...[ Click to read more ]