Whisky Lovers Nagoya

November 22, 2017 by Admin

Recently, whisky is much more popular here in Japan than it was a decade ago. The TV drama “Massan” (story of Nikka whisky) is perhaps the key to this whisky boom, and the reason why there are now so many whisky events in Japan… but not Nagoya. (Mostly Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe) This event is the only […]

What Does the New Year Have in Store For You? Check your Omikujis at these Shrines

November 22, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally the Japanese New Year was based on the Chinese lunar calendar where the dates each year were not fixed. But now the New Year is locked into January 1 and most of the country […]

Nagoya’s German Market

November 21, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

With its strawberries on cakes, love hotels and KFC, Japan gives Christmas a good try, but it doesn’t quite come out right. What we need at this time of year is some real, good old fashioned tradition, and nothing quite screams ‘IIIIIIIIIT’S CHRRIIIIIIIISTMAAAAAAAAAAAAS‘ like handmade wooden toys, excited children and the scent of hot, mulled Glühwein. […]

Places of Worship in Nagoya

November 21, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

While religion in Japan predominantly based around the various sects of Shintoism and Buddhism, it is a country that is highly tolerant of other religions. Outside of the classic Japanese beliefs the most are followers of the various Christianity orders, with about 3 million Christians in the country. Studies put the number of Muslims in […]

Riding the Rails at Nagoya’s SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

November 21, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

As you may have noticed, Japan has something of an obsession with trains and railway. Ever since Commander Perry gave a gift of a small locomotive car to the ruling Shogunate in 1854, the Japanese have been captivated by all things railway. In Nagoya this fascination is expected to reach fever pitch over the coming […]

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