Nagoya Day Trips

Toyota Plant and Museum Tour

Feb 26, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

As the third largest producer worldwide, there can be no doubting the importance of the automobile industry to Japan’s economy, and here in Aichi we are at the heart of...[ Click to read more ]

Gattan Go!! Rail Mountain Biking in Hida Gifu

Jul 16, 2014 By Ray Proper

Looking for an interesting family day trip and adventure?  You may enjoy enjoy Gattan Go!!,  an innovative hybrid of bicycle and railroad comprised of two bikes linked to each other and...[ Click to read more ]

Sekigahara – Japan’s Defining Samurai Battle

Jun 30, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

As you may or may not know, the Chubu area witnessed the scene of perhaps the most important and defining battle in Japan’s history. The Battle of Sekigahara, maybe best...[ Click to read more ]

Fishy Business – Yanagibashi Chuo Ichiba Fish Market in Nagoya

Jun 24, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

Ask a Japanese of which part of their culture they are most proud and nine times out of then they will tell you that it is their food, and by...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: Nagano City

Jun 19, 2014 By

Mystical Forests, Ninja Adventures, WWII Tunnels and Mountains Galore Many Japanese associate Nagano City with the iconic Zenkoji Temple, home to the oldest Buddha image in Japan. For non-Japanese, this...[ Click to read more ]

Asahi Brewery in Nagoya

Apr 28, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, the Japanese are most proud of its sake and rightly so. However, while sake is one of the most recognisable totems of Japanese culture,...[ Click to read more ]

Top 5 Parks Near Nagoya

Apr 17, 2014 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 5 parks in Aichi...[ Click to read more ]

SCMAGLEV and Railway Park Nagoya

Nov 25, 2013 By Ray Proper

The SCMaglev and Railway Park is a railway and train museum owned by the  Central Japan Railway Company in Nagoya, Japan.  The museum is a new edition to the list...[ Click to read more ]

Mt Togoku Fruits Park in Nagoya – Fruit Picking

Oct 28, 2013 By Ray Proper

Fruit picking is a popular family activity in Japan, and farms across the country offer the opportunity to pick fruit directly from the tree from their orchards.  Typically farms will...[ Click to read more ]

Non Hoi Park – Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Garden

Aug 21, 2013 By Ray Proper

Non Hoi Park, or the Toyohashi Comprehensive Zoo and Botanical Garden is a garden, natural history museum, and amusement park a couple of hours from Nagoya in Toyohashi City.   It...[ Click to read more ]