Nagoya Day Trips

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 ]

Kawadoko: Riverside Terrace Dining in Kyoto

Jun 14, 2013 By Ray Proper

Its summer, and time for trips! If you are visiting Kyoto this summer, one highly recommended activity is kawadoko, or river dining.  Japanese people, possibly everyone,  like to eat outside...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking and Hot Springs: Highlights of a Weekend in Nagano

Apr 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

Guest post from Peter Ninnes, author of Nagano Onsen Guide: The Top 100 Day-Use Hot Springs Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 16 Tours in Ueda City and Environs Hiking, Walking...[ Click to read more ]

HimakaJima in Sparkling Mikawa Bay

Mar 26, 2013 By Ray Proper

This article, and HimakaJima itself,  caught my attention for various reasons: Chris Glenn knows where the good stuff in Japan is. It is a day trip from Nagoya. It is...[ Click to read more ]

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture

Mar 20, 2013 By First Admin

Located in Gifu Prefecture, and surrounded by some of Japan's richest natural areas  just below the famous Northern Alps, Takayama is some what isolated and distant.  This isolation allowed the...[ Click to read more ]