Nagoya Day Trips

Hanging Out at Forest Adventure Shinshiro in Aichi Prefecture

Mar 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Do you feel at one with nature? Do you prefer to be up in the trees than down on the ground? Or perhaps you have a little monkey who is...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

Feb 22, 2019 By Ray Proper

"Hanami" literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter's chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty...[ Click to read more ]

Toyokawa Inari – One of Japan’s Big Three Inari Shrines

Jan 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

About 75 minutes from Nagoya, in the Mikawa Bay region, you can find Toyokawa Inari, one of the most unique and unusual places of worship in the area. Along with...[ Click to read more ]

Inuyama City: Historical Castle Town and Much More…

Jan 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Just half an hour from Nagoya is Inuyama, an ancient town that was at one time one of the most important domains of the ruling Oda clan. It is especially...[ Click to read more ]

Day trips from Nagoya – Tajimi, Gifu

Dec 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Just over the border from Aichi into Gifu Prefecture is the town of Tajimi, an area renowned for its ceramic manufacture, great natural beauty and peaceful streets. Being just 40...[ Click to read more ]

Ise’s Oyster Eating Extravaganza in Mie

Nov 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

In much of the world, oysters are considered something of a delicacy. They are an aphrodisiac, they are rare, and thanks to their high price they are often considered the preserve...[ Click to read more ]

Shinkansen

Get the Seishun 18 Kippu and See Japan on the Cheap!

Oct 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If there is one thing that Japan does well it is train travel. While the locals take it for granted that trains will be clean, safe and punctual, many of...[ Click to read more ]

Castles in and Around Nagoya

Oct 24, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

[caption id="attachment_31317" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Inuyama Castle[/caption] When it comes to reputation for historical importance, Nagoya and Aichi are often unfairly maligned when compared to other Japanese cities such as Osaka,...[ Click to read more ]

Korankei Gorge Fall Colors

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 21, 2018 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscience of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much touted "4 distinct...[ Click to read more ]

Day Trips: Miyama, Kyoto’s Mountain Retreat

Oct 15, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Just 30 kilometers from the hustle and bustle of the tourist mecca that is Kyoto city sits Miyata, a beautiful little hamlet that could have come straight out of Edo...[ Click to read more ]