Nagoya Day Trips

Let’s All Go to the Keiba-jo! Where to See Horse Racing Near Nagoya

Apr 30, 2024 By Bert Wishart

Though it has much changed over the centuries, keiba [horse racing] in Japan is not merely a sport; it's a cultural phenomenon deeply ingrained in the nation's fabric. With a...[ Click to read more ]

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Day Trips – History, Heritage, and Natural Beauty in Toyokawa

Jan 31, 2024 By Bert Wishart

About 75 minutes east of Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, lies Toyokawa, a small city with a lot of spirituality and individuality. Though it is generally overlooked by the...[ Click to read more ]

Himakajima – Aichi’s Octopus Island

Jan 29, 2024 By Bert Wishart

Have you ever wondered what the planet would look like if it was taken over by octopuses? No? Ah, well that kind of messes up my introduction to this article....[ Click to read more ]

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Visit a Weird, Whimsical, and Wonderful World at Ghibli Park

Sep 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

Can you feel it in the air? The magic, the supernatural, the sense of wonder, and childish glee. No, it's not the upcoming Halloween celebrations; it's something more extraordinary than...[ Click to read more ]

Boat Racing in Aichi

Jun 25, 2023 By Bert Wishart

For the uninitiated, criticism of American NASCAR racing tends to center around the fact that it resembles little more than cars driving round and around an oval track. 'Go straight,...[ Click to read more ]

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Step Back in Time at Gifu Seiryu-Satoyama Park

May 30, 2023 By Bert Wishart

While most people besotted with Japanese history tend to focus on the periods of samurai and geisha, there is more to Japan than dudes quoting haiku and swinging katana blades....[ Click to read more ]

Arimatsu Shibori Festival

May 07, 2023 By Ray Proper

Shibori is a style of dyeing cloth in patterns by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping the fabric before the application of dye, you can think of shibori as...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Parks Near Nagoya

Apr 17, 2023 By Ray Proper

A list of the top 100 Japanese city parks was compiled by the Japan Green Parks Institute in 1989, and on that list, you can find five parks in Aichi...[ Click to read more ]

Inuyama City: Historical Castle Town and Much More…

Mar 23, 2023 By Bert Wishart

Just half an hour from Nagoya is Inuyama, an ancient town once one of the most important domains of the ruling Oda clan. It is especially renowned for its stunning...[ Click to read more ]

Inuyama Festival Near Nagoya

Mar 21, 2023 By Bert Wishart

Not content with being the site of Japan's oldest (arguably most elegant) castle or being a staggeringly beautiful city, Inuyama hosts a particularly spellbinding festival every spring. The Inuyama festival...[ Click to read more ]