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Holiday Illumination in Nagoya

November 23, 2017 by Ray Proper

Here are some popular places to experience illumination in and around Nagoya. Nabana no Sato The best place to see winter illumination is in 10 minutes from Kuwana Station in Mie. Nabana no Sato is the closest thing you will get in Japan to a neighborhood decked out by friendly competition in lights visible from space.  There […]

Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya

November 21, 2017 by Ray Proper

Nagoya has very good food, and there are a lot of options available to you on a day to day basis.  At holiday time however, you may need some hints on where to go to get your fill of holiday tastes and treats.  There is no cause for alarm, however, we have you covered with […]

Christmas in Japan

November 20, 2017 by Ray Proper

While less than 1% of the population of Japan identifies themselves as Christian, Japanese families still look forward to and enjoy Christmas festivities in their own distinctly Japanese way. Encouraged by businesses and the power of the global entertainment industry, people in Japan largely celebrate a non-secular version of Christmas complete with lights and Christmas trees (though neither […]

Holiday Illumination in Tokyo

November 11, 2017 by Ray Proper

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas and holiday season in Japan is that all traces of it will be gone by morning on December 26th.  Without fail, every bell, light, and garlands; every decoration will come down and the music stops. […]

Japan’s Winter Food

December 14, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

As a Brit, I am used to winters being cold, wet and miserable, with skies as grey as the faces shielded from the perpetual sleet and drizzle. As such, it always baffled me when Japanese friends would claim, without a second’s hesitation, that the year’s last was their favorite season. Unsurprisingly, the reason behind this […]

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