Inuyama City

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscious of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much-touted "4 distinct...[ 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 ]

Inuyama City: Historical Castle Town and Much More…

Jan 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Just half an hour from Nagoya is Inuyama, an ancient town that was at one time one of the most important domains of the ruling Oda clan. It is especially...[ Click to read more ]

Castles in and Around Nagoya

Oct 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31317" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Inuyama Castle[/caption] When it comes to reputation for historical importance, Nagoya and Aichi are often unfairly maligned when compared to other Japanese cities such as Osaka,...[ Click to read more ]

Get Your Grill On – Nagoya’s BBQ Spots

May 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

The Japanese have something of a love/hate relationship with the summer months. As soon as the mercury climbs above 25 degrees, women break out the parasols, curtains are pulled tight...[ Click to read more ]

Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

Apr 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Whether your fish comes from the supermarket or you are a master fisherman who has trawled the seven seas, it is unlikely that you have ever witnessed anything quite like...[ Click to read more ]

Inuyama Festival Near Nagoya

Mar 21, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Not content with being the site of Japan's oldest (and arguably most elegant) castle, or being a staggeringly beautiful city, every spring sees Inuyama host a particularly spellbinding festival. The Inuyama...[ Click to read more ]

Samurai Beauty at Inuyama’s Urakuen Garden Near Nagoya

Jan 22, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

One of the most interesting aspects of the samurai era is how they managed to marry a continual warlike state, enforced by a barbarous ruthlessness with an appreciative joy for...[ Click to read more ]

Family Fun at Little World Museum of Man

Oct 17, 2016 By Mark Guthrie

Have you ever wanted to take the kids to Italy for the day? How about showing them the cultures of France, Germany or Korea? While, thanks to technology, the world is...[ Click to read more ]

Japan Monkey Park, Inuyama

Nov 17, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

There are many great draws to the historic city of Inuyama in northern Aichi Prefecture, but none are perhaps so eclectic as the Japan Monkey Park. Set upon a luscious hillside...[ Click to read more ]