Yearly Archives: 2016

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2017

December 28, 2016 by admin

Like food?  Silly question right, of course you like food?!  If you are looking for the opportunity to sample dishes from all over Japan, but are far too lazy to bounce around from restaurant and shop to restaurant and shop seeking out each individual dish the “Furusato Matsuri” should definitely be on your list of […]

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

December 28, 2016 by admin

Not being a speed demon myself it is hard to relate to the fast and furious aesthetic, but I definitely see it on the streets of Tokyo; for better or worse! If that is your thing, you are in the right place for it, and this is your event! The Tokyo Auto Salon is one of, […]

‘Spirited Away,’ to a Day Trip from Hiroshima

December 27, 2016 by Jade Brischke

The cold weather at this of year is the perfect opportunity for embracing the Japanese spirit and heading to an onsen or hot spring. Although there are options within the surrounding area and of course, to the north, those people who dislike the cold may be looking for an alternative. That alternative is Matsuyama. Matsuyama is located […]

Ice Skating Around Aichi and Nagoya

December 27, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

When it comes to winter sports, Japan is a little bit ice crazy. Hosting the Winter Olympics in 1964 (Sapporo) and most recently in 1998 (Nagano) has helped fuel a love for all things snow related. Although Nagoya may not be a winter wonderland like Sapporo or Nagano, however that doesn’t mean that its residents are any […]

Getting Theatrical at Nagoya’s Kabuki Cafe

December 27, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Japanese high art, alongside haiku, ukiyo-e, and the movies of Yasujiro Ozu, kabuki is most probably one of the first mediums to come to mind. However, much like the plays of Shakespeare, that some 9,000km away were beginning to gain popularity at around the same time, Kabuki, the classical Japanese dance-theatre known for the […]

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