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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 ]

Beaches around Nagoya

Aug 19, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

For many people, nothing says summer like a trip to the beach, and though Aichi isn’t necessarily famed for its beaches, there are plenty of nice places at which you...[ Click to read more ]

Gattan Go!! Rail Mountain Biking in Hida Gifu

Jul 16, 2014 By Ray Proper

Looking for an interesting family day trip and adventure?  You may enjoy enjoy Gattan Go!!,  an innovative hybrid of bicycle and railroad comprised of two bikes linked to each other and...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: Nagano City

Jun 19, 2014 By

Mystical Forests, Ninja Adventures, WWII Tunnels and Mountains Galore Many Japanese associate Nagano City with the iconic Zenkoji Temple, home to the oldest Buddha image in Japan. For non-Japanese, this...[ Click to read more ]

Top 5 Parks Near Nagoya

Apr 17, 2014 By Ray Proper

A list of the top 100 Japanese city parks was compiled by the Japan Green Parks Institute in 1989, and on that list you can find 5 parks in Aichi...[ Click to read more ]

Experience the Tea Ceremony in Tokyo or Nagoya Japan

Jan 19, 2014 By Ray Proper

Tea; from the ever present green varieties that line shelves in the convenience stores here, to the black varieties that my English and Australian room-mates preferred when I first arrived,...[ Click to read more ]

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park Nagoya

Nov 25, 2013 By Ray Proper

The SCMaglev and Railway Park is a railway and train museum owned by the  Central Japan Railway Company in Nagoya, Japan.  The museum is a new edition to the list...[ Click to read more ]

Mt Togoku Fruits Park in Nagoya – Fruit Picking

Oct 28, 2013 By Ray Proper

Fruit picking is a popular family activity in Japan, and farms across the country offer the opportunity to pick fruit directly from the tree from their orchards.  Typically farms will...[ Click to read more ]