Nagoya Day Trips

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri in Osaka

Aug 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

With more than 300 years of history, the Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is the oldest Danjiri Festival in Japan. Such festivals are held right throughout the country, but for most Japanese,...[ Click to read more ]

Sekigahara: The Battle That Created Japan

Jul 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

In 1600, Japan faced a turning point in its history. After more than a decade of comparative peace, the feudal era had been reinvigorated, and two sides of the country...[ Click to read more ]

Gero’s Ryujin Fire Festival in Gifu

Jul 15, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

While sitting in your air-conditioned room, sheltering from the humidity outside, perhaps the last thing that you would be thinking of doing is sinking into a nice hot bath. It...[ Click to read more ]

Fuji Safari Park Lion

Mt. Fuji Is Not Just A Mountain To Be Climbed!!

Jul 09, 2019 By Admin

Having climbed Mt. Fuji 3 times, I can understand many wanting to get out of anything to do with Mt. Fuji! “Want to go to Mt Fuji?” “Not, if you...[ Click to read more ]

Sumatakyo Gorge, Crossing Bridges in Beauty

Jul 08, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Japan is full of beautiful, breathtaking destinations, but the age of social media is driving travel within the country even further. Who doesn't want a photo of themselves beneath the...[ Click to read more ]

Tour de Nagoya – See Nagoya in a Day

May 23, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Summer is a time for cycling, with the Tour de France the world's most famous race. Of course, there is no equivalent in our fair city of Nagoya, so I...[ Click to read more ]

Sakushima, Aichi’s Art Island

May 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Sakushima is a small island in the sparkling Mikawa bay to the east of Nagoya which, together with Himakajima and Shinojima, makes up the Aichi Archipelago. Small it may be,...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]