Hattori Daily Farm in Kanagawa

October 9, 2015 by admin

Since 1969 the Hattori Daily Farm in Kanagawa has raised dairy cows on green pastures not that far away from Tokyo.  Hattori Farm is a bit of working dairy a bit “dude ranch” where you can come learn and even touch the many animals they raise, you can even try your hand at milking a cow! The  10 […]

Family Friendly Halloween Activities in Nagoya

September 27, 2015 by Ray Proper

Once upon a time in Tokyo, celebrating Halloween meant dressing up in a costume and riding the Yamanote Line around the center of town drinking heavily and being unruly. Other than that weirdness, you really couldn’t tell October 31st from November 3rd, or any other average day here in Japan.  More recently though, times have changed […]

Visit The Chita Peninsula!

June 29, 2015 by Ray Proper

Chita Peninsula, or in Japanese 知多半島 – Chita Hantō, is just south of Aichi Prefecture, east of Nagoya City in Central Japan.   The peninsula itself runs basically north-shouth.  To it’s west lies Ise Bay, to it’s east Mikawa Bay.  If you are looking to get away from the city and find some ocean, the Chita […]

Climbing the Walls – Bouldering in Tokyo

June 11, 2015 by Mark Guthrie

I doubt that there is a single kid in the western world who, when watching the 1933 classic movie King Kong for the first time, didn’t think ‘I wish I could climb walls like that’, and then spent an afternoon being told off by their mother for clambering all over the furniture. (Surely it’s not […]

Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

April 16, 2015 by Ray Proper

Seeing a sumo match is an important check mark completing any extended visit to Japan.   Sumo is the Japanese sport in which a ‘rikishi,’ or sumo wrestler attempts to force another wrestler either out of the ‘dohyō,’ or ring,  or to force them  to touch the ground with a part of their body other than the soles of […]

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