Nagoya City

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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English Alcoholics Anonymous in Nagoya

Feb 02, 2012 By Ray Proper

Japan is a drinking country. You do not have to be here very long before you see your first salary man passed out in front of the station, dead drunk,...[ Click to read more ]

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Higashiyama Night Zoo in Nagoya

Jul 27, 2011 By Ray Proper

Higashiyama Zoo Nagoya’s Higashiyama Zoo and the neighboring Botanical Gardens first opened their gates to visitors in 1937. Located just east of the city center, and extremely popular with Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

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Rabbit Cafe in Nagoya, Japan – Play With Rabbits!

Dec 13, 2010 By Ray Proper

One of the many weird and wonderful Japan experiences is the pet café. As most apartments in Japan do not allow animals, people are unable to have pets. People who...[ Click to read more ]

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Fall Colors at the Higashiyama Zoo

Oct 27, 2010 By Ray Proper

If you have ever been to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens you are well aware that it has many green spaces and trees. If you are looking for a...[ Click to read more ]

Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night Zoo & Garden

Aug 10, 2010 By Ray Proper

Ever wonder what a polar bear does at night? Want to find out? This weekend is your last chance to take in the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden’s annual Night...[ Click to read more ]

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