Nagoya Day Trips

Picking Mikan Oranges in Nagoya

Oct 24, 2012 By Ray Proper

Late autumn and winter in Japan is orange season, and people go nuts for them.  When I first came to Japan they had this amazing orange chu-hai available that has...[ Click to read more ]

Japan’s Largest Freshwater Aquarium – Aquatotto Gifu

Oct 17, 2011 By Ray Proper

Water Eco Park is Japan’s largest freshwater aquarium. The aquarium is a part of the Kiso River Water Park in Gifu, roughly a 40 minute drive north east of Nagoya....[ Click to read more ]

Utsumi Beach on the Chita Peninsula Near Nagoya

Aug 29, 2011 By Ray Proper

They say Utsumi Beach has the finest sand in the world, but probably only the Japanese say that. It is a great beach though, is well known throughout the Tokai...[ Click to read more ]

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

Aug 10, 2011 By Ray Proper

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya was an old favorite of mine when I used to live in Konan City. I am not sure if the whole complex counts as...[ Click to read more ]

Magome Tsumago: A Glimbse of Edo Japan Near Nagoya

Jan 05, 2011 By Ray Proper

One of my favorite day trips from Nagoya is to Magome and Tsumago in Nagano Prefecture. They are two restored and preserved Edo-period way stations on the Nakasendo in Nagano...[ Click to read more ]

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