Nagoya City

Benzaiten – Japanese Sweets to ‘Dai’ For in Nagoya

Aug 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

I'm a great fan of desserts that do precisely what their name suggests. You've got a Tiramisu, which is a literal 'pick me up' thanks to the coffee within. Then...[ Click to read more ]

Getting to Know You: Nagoya’s Global Gate and Sasashima

Aug 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya has blown up in recent years. This expansion is no more evident than in the areas around Nagoya Station, where it seems like everywhere you look, a new skyscraper...[ Click to read more ]

Craft Beer Pubs in Nagoya

Aug 16, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

and minimalist. There are many things tasty about Japan. In Nagoya alone, we have spicy tebasaki, rich miso, and crispy hitsumabushi. But let's face it, the standard Japanese beer is...[ Click to read more ]

Golfing in and Around Nagoya

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Though Mark Twain once remarked of golf that it was 'a good walk spoiled,' it seems that the witticism didn't quite make it out to Japan where golfing is a...[ Click to read more ]

Seoul Food – Nagoya’s Best Korean Restaurants

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

There is no doubt that Japan has some of the world's best cuisine, but I have to say, the first time I visited Korea, I thought to myself that perhaps...[ Click to read more ]

Midtown BBQ – Nagoya’s Best Barbecue Finds a Hot New Spot

Jul 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

If you're as mad about steaks and barbecue as we are here at Japan Info Swap, then you'll already know Midtown BBQ pretty well. Even if you're not a raging...[ Click to read more ]

Straight Outta Nagoya – Great Bands and Artists From the Nation’s Center City

Jul 01, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When reading listings for live performers on tour, it can feel like Nagoya is completely missed out by all the big artists as they make their way from Osaka directly...[ Click to read more ]

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Whisky Galore! Discovering Nagoya’s Whisky Bars

Jun 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is, it is fair to say, whiskey crazy. Since it was first produced in the country in around 1870, whiskey has grown to compete with sake as Japan's top...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Goes Pop – Finding Nagoya in Popular Culture

Jun 10, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Judging by any popular culture you may come across, you could be fooled into thinking that Japan is separated into two camps: the sprawling, futuristic metropolis of Tokyo, and the...[ Click to read more ]

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Yakiniku in Nagoya

May 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of yakiniku, you probably can't help but think of strips of sumptuous, marbled wagyu beef sizzling on a grill, surrounded by salarymen in some high rise Ginza...[ Click to read more ]