Have a Good Morning! Nagoya’s Breakfast Institution

July 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is well known for its delicate flavors, its subtlety, its exquisite fragility. However, here in Aichi we do things a little differently. Nagoya-meshi is famed for its full-flavor, its richness, its piquancy. When it comes to breakfast, Nagoya too differs noticeably from the the rest of the nation. While the rest of the […]

Getting to Know You: Nagoya’s Endoji Street

July 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

For so long the area of Osu has been considered Nagoya’s district of cool, but for those in the know, it is Endoji, a stone’s throw from Meieki, that is becoming the place where all the good stuff is going on. On the face of it, Endoji looks like any old run down shopping arcade […]

Buying Summer Yukata in Nagoya

July 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

If you have been to any of this summer’s fireworks festivals around Nagoya and Aichi you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are a time when Japanese and foreigners alike can wear yukata, a summer and informal variant of the famous kimono. What […]

Celebrate Mountain Day by Hiking Around Aichi

July 25, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

One great thing about living in Japan is the fact that there are so many holidays. Between New Year’s Day on January 1st and the Emperor’s Birthday on December 23, there are a further 15 national holidays observed. One recent (2016) addition to the calendar is Mountain Day, or ‘Yama no he’ (山の日), on August 11. […]

Ride the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus

July 19, 2018 by Ray Proper

A good way to get your feet wet if you are new to Nagoya is to try out the “Me-Guru” bus, or the Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus. If you gotta go by bus, the “Me-Guru” is not a bad choice. This is not a standard city bus; the “Me-Guru” bus is an air-conditioned model with […]

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