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Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya

October 31, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren’t really within our rights to expect Nagoya to be celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same way as it would be done in the US. However, like other international traditions such as Christmas, Hallowe’en or Valentine’s Day, there is a distinct […]

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 at Little World Museum of Man

October 17, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Have you ever wanted to take the kids to Italy for the day? How about showing them the cultures of France, Germany or Korea? While, thanks to technology, the world is getting smaller, it could be argued that living in Japan it is difficult to show our young families the world beyond these shores. This is perhaps […]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

October 11, 2016 by Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscience of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much touted “4 distinct seasons.” Long sleeve or short sleeve shirts for example are there one day, but gone the next as the season officially ends for them.  Similarly, […]

Japan Monkey Park, Inuyama

November 17, 2015 by Mark Guthrie

There are many great draws to the historic city of Inuyama in northern Aichi Prefecture, but none are perhaps so eclectic as the Japan Monkey Park. Set upon a luscious hillside overlooking the Kiso River, the Japan Monkey Park is a combined amusement park and zoological garden created to celebrate and preserve, that’s right, you guessed […]

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