Nagoya City

Picking Mikan Oranges in Nagoya

Oct 24, 2012 By Ray Proper

Late autumn and winter in Japan is orange season, and people go nuts for them.  When I first came to Japan they had this amazing orange chu-hai available that has...[ Click to read more ]

Flea and Farmer’s Markets in Nagoya

Sep 14, 2012 By Ray Proper

Flea Market at Osu Kannon Temple Osu Kannon Temple was moved to its current location by the very late and very great Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612. The main temple on...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Unagi in Nagoya: Hitsumabushi

Jul 26, 2012 By Ray Proper

July 27 is Unagi no hi, or Unagi day! Unagi, or barbecued freshwater eel, is readily available all over Japan. Besides sushi, this is probably my favorite Japanese food. If...[ Click to read more ]

Thai Food in Nagoya

Jul 09, 2012 By Ray Proper

Quite a few restaurants in the Nagoya area serve up authentic Thai food, or ingredients.  Thai food gets more popular every year in Japan, and you can bet there are...[ Click to read more ]

Hamburger Restaurants in Nagoya

Jun 26, 2012 By Ray Proper

Yes, it has been kind of done to death, but Hamburgers are an important staple in many people's diets. Even here in Japan, you can make a list of burger...[ Click to read more ]

The Pig in Osu – Yabaton Kushi Katsu

Jun 09, 2012 By Ray Proper

If you have spent any time in Nagoya at all, you'll recognize the Yabaton pig. Yabaton is a staple food in the miso capitol of the world; it's the home...[ Click to read more ]

Hisayaodori Park in the Heart of Nagoya

May 22, 2012 By Ray Proper

Sakae’s Hisayaodori Park is a very nice urban park that features events on weekends; if the weather is good, nearly every weekend. The park also contains the Nagoya TV Tower....[ Click to read more ]

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A Basic Guide to Japanese Apartments in Nagoya

Apr 12, 2012 By Ray Proper

To start with, apartments in Japan are measured in “Jo”. Jo uses the size of one tatami mat, the traditional rice straw flooring in Japanese homes, to express the size...[ Click to read more ]

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German Food in Nagoya

Mar 12, 2012 By Ray Proper

There are not many places in Nagoya to eat German food, but you can find some of the ingredients. By which I mean I sometimes see sauerkraut in the supermarket,...[ Click to read more ]

Sakae: The Beating Heart of Nagoya, Japan

Feb 15, 2012 By Ray Proper

Sakae (栄) is located in Aichi, Nagoya, Naka-ku. Sakae is arguably the main entertainment area of Nagoya, and the hub of many communities in the Chubu Region. The Chubu Region,...[ Click to read more ]

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