Clam Gathering at Nishikinohama Beach Park

March 24, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Although this park is most famous for sea bathing and various water sport activities from July to August each year, during the off-season there are still quite a few unique activities to take part in. Digging for clams along the shore is one such activity, and it is possible every year in the spring from […]

Family Fun at Moricoro Park

March 24, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Nagoya’s parks there is a good chance that either Tsuruma Koen in Showa-ku or Meijo Koen in Kita-ku spring to mind, and there is a good chance that you haven’t even heard of Moricoro Park. And that’s a real shame, because there is loads to see and do, particularly if you have […]

Get More Than Your Fill at Osaka’s International Festival UTAGE

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

If you are going to be known as the capital of something in Japan, there aren’t many better things than to be the “Food Capital of Japan,” a title often bestowed on Osaka. Every four years Osaka has hosted the International Festival UTAGE (Japanese for “feast,”) a sort of foodie Olympics with dishes on offer […]

Top 5 Beer Gardens Across Japan

March 23, 2017 by Justin Hanus

Springtime in Japan provides temperatures, sights, and events that make it nearly impossible to spend your days indoors. However, even after a day in the warm sunshine, there are still many reasons why you don’t need to retreat back indoors for the evening quite yet. One of the most popular ways to enjoy your spring […]

Things to do in Nagoya during Golden Week 2017

March 23, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Golden week is the longest public holiday in Japan (April 29 to May 7, 2017), 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 […]

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