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Family Winter Sports Guide to Tokyo and Yokohama

December 14, 2016 by Ray Proper

Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are a variety of family  friendly options to get outside and active this winter.  From ice skating to “snow rafting” and even a snow tractor adventure ride for those less interested in getting sweaty; there is no reason to miss out on the great outdoors just because it is cold outside, […]

Castles in and Around Nagoya

October 24, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

When it comes to reputation for historical importance, Nagoya and Aichi are often unfairly maligned when compared to other Japanese cities such as Osaka, Kyoto and, of course, Tokyo. However, the region played an extremely important part in the creation of the nation, being the birthplace or residence to many of the outstanding names in […]

Family Fun in Tokyo at Yomiuri Land Amusement Park

October 20, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

While the sprawling Disney resort is the most famous amusement park in the Tokyo area it is by no means the only one. Just thirty minutes outside of central Tokyo you can also find Yomiuri Land. While not as immense as its neighbor Disney, but Yomiuri Land is still an excellent day out, particularly if you […]

The Nagoya Festival

September 29, 2016 by Ray Proper

The Nagoya Festival is held annually on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.  The main attraction is a parade, lead by Nagoya’s 3 most famous historical figures and  feudal lords; Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and Ieyasu Tokugawa,  of 650 mounted soldiers, foot soldiers, entertainers, and dancers.  Besides the parade, there are various events including […]

Ride the Tokyo Sky Duck Amphibious Tour Bus!

June 10, 2016 by Ray Proper

Back in Seattle we had “The Duck,” an amphibious bus that took tourists on a sort of “surf and turf” tour of the city. Hinomaru Limousine Group in Tokyo also be takes to the water with “The Sky Duck.”  The Sky Duck is the newest edition to the fleet of “Sky Buses” already plying the […]

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