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English Information For Friends Toyota

April 17, 2018 by Admin

Join English Information For Friends for an awesome experience where you can visit a tea field where the highest quality, hand picked tea is grown. Experience Hand-Picking Green Tea Leaves (with English support) When: Saturday, May 26th 2018 13:30 – 15:30 Where: Kokaen (67, Yashikibata, Yoshiwara-cho, Toyota City) Meet in front of the tea shop. (Parking space available.) Map […]

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

March 20, 2018 by Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical services from any phone.  Unlike emergency number services in many other countries, the 119 system in Japan only connects to fire or ambulance services.  Police are […]

Things to do in Nagoya During Golden Week 2018

March 13, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday in Japan (April 28 to May 6, 2018), and many residents make a trip abroad, or to a tourist area like Kyoto over the break.  Trains and airports can be crowded, and the traffic into any area worth a visit is going to be heavy at best, standstill […]

Sake’ing it to ya, at the Nayabashi Sake Festival in Ngaoya

February 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Forget Asahi, Kirin or Strong Zero, there can be no doubt that the national drink of Japan is sake. ‘Nihonshu’, to give it its proper title (with ‘sake’ being a term to cover all alcoholic drinks), has been the main tipple of choice in these parts since the Nara period (710 to 794), after which it became used […]

Top Five Hanami Sites Near Nagoya

February 22, 2018 by Ray Proper

“Hanami” literally means flower viewing, but it is much more than that to the people of Japan.  Hanami signals the end of another long winter’s chill, and besides simply enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura), it means time spent with friends and family outdoors with, especially by the younger generations of Japan, copious food and drink. […]

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