Kobe Love Port or the Minato Matsuri 2017

Jun 27, 2017 By

The Kobe Love Port (Minato Matsuri) is an annual festival held on Dainitotte (the 2nd Pier) east of Meriken Park close to the Port Terminal station on the Portliner. The festival celebrates Marine...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Octoberfest In July!

Jun 20, 2017 By Ray Proper

Yes, October Fest in July; why not? Drop by and sample German food, and BEER; lots and lots of German beer. I am all about imbibing of some bratwurst, sauerkraut,...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Auto Festival

Jun 10, 2017 By

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Auto Festival, featuring newer, highly customized vehicles.  There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well...[ Click to read more ]

Hydrangea Walk in the Kobe City Forest Botanical Garden

May 25, 2017 By Admin

The Kobe City Forest Botanical Garden, is a massive botanical garden and arboretum located near Mount Maya in Kobe, Japan. Despite its close proximity to the city, the "garden" is an...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyohashi Gion Festival

Jul 14, 2016 By Ray Proper

If you are looking to get a festival in, it is on and popping in Toyohashi City on July 16th! The Toyohashi Gion Matsuri features hand held fireworks on Friday, and aerial fireworks on...[ Click to read more ]

Outdoor Swimming Pools in Nagoya

Jun 30, 2016 By Bert Wishart

This summer, as the heat starts to rise and perhaps the kids start complaining of nothing to do in the holidays, what could be better than heading out and getting into...[ Click to read more ]

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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 Bert Wishart

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 ]

Tsushima Tenno Festival – Japan’s Most Spectacular Summer Festival

May 28, 2015 By Bert Wishart

If Kyoto’s Gion festival is the biggest of the summer festivals, the Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri in Aichi is perhaps the most spectacular thanks to its beacon of shining lights...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]