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Grape Picking Around Aichi

July 12, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Fruit picking is a popular family activity in Japan, and farms across the country offer the opportunity to pick fruit directly from the tree from their orchards.  Typically farms will charge visitors a set amount for a set period of time; fees range from 800 to 3000 yen or more, and the set times generally […]

Nagoya Summer Fireworks Festivals – Hanabi 2017

June 28, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

For Brits like myself, fireworks displays conjure up memories of cold winter nights, huddling round bonfires and oohing and ahhing as both your breath and extremities freeze. While this is possible in Japan (link to my Gaijinpot piece), here fireworks festivals, or hanabi matsuri, are very much a summertime thing. Fireworks Festivals in Nagoya Hanabi […]

Craft Beer Pubs in Nagoya

June 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

There are many things tasty about Japan. In Nagoya alone we have spicy tebasaki, rich miso and crispy hitsumabushi. But let’s face it, Japanese beer is not exactly flavorsome. Those wanting to interject a little piquancy to their beer are often forced in the direction of a Red Eye, a beer with tomato juice in […]

Nagoya Octoberfest In July!

June 20, 2017 by Ray Proper

Yes, October Fest in July; why not? Drop by and sample German food, and BEER; lots and lots of German beer. I am all about imbibing of some bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, and if I am really lucky I might be able to find some strudel… yummy yummy yummy! Admission to the festival is free, so […]

Nagoya Auto Festival

June 10, 2017 by admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Auto Festival, featuring newer, highly customized vehicles.  There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well as other attractions such as special guests, performances, and a food court. Nagoya Auto Festival 2017 This is a relatively more famous show (when compared to […]