June

Cool Biz – What is it, and Where Can You Get It?

May 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

The summer has felt upon us for some time now, with the thermostat rising as quickly as the humidity, and although officially the season does not begin until June 22,...[ Click to read more ]

Nostalgic Car Festival

May 20, 2019 By Admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out the Gulf Nagoya Nostalgic Car Festival, which features classic rides.  There are no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse,...[ Click to read more ]

Sakushima, Aichi’s Art Island

May 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Sakushima is a small island in the sparkling Mikawa bay to the east of Nagoya which, together with Himakajima and Shinojima, makes up the Aichi Archipelago. Small it may be,...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Agricultural Centre

Apr 16, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With spring well and truly in full swing, and the weather improving day by day, now is a great time - before the rain and humidity of the summer arrives...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s rise of the premium BBQ sites

Jul 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

As long as we have known fire, we’ve also known barbecue. Most of humanity would agree that there’s nothing beating a few pieces of meat and/or veg on the grill,...[ Click to read more ]

Staying Cool in the (Japanese) Heat

Jul 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

  Our latest weather woes have made international headlines recently, with an unprecedented heatwave that has set records across Japan. Many of us come from countries where this is quite...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

Jul 20, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are a...[ Click to read more ]

Swimming in Japan

Dive in Kobe Places to Swim this Summer

Jun 24, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With temperatures rising for the summer it can be easy to resort to staying inside as often as possible. Though the air conditioning at home might be necessary sometimes, for...[ Click to read more ]

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Ise Ebi Matsuri (Lobster Festival)

May 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For much of the world, there is little more decadent than dining out on lobster. However, here in Japan, lobster - while still relatively pricey compared to most seafood -...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Up Close and Personal at Nagoya’s Sumo Stables

May 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

The sumo season centers around six fifteen-day major competitions, or 'honbasho', throughout the year, with three events held in Tokyo in January, May and September, one in March in Osaka,...[ Click to read more ]

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