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Nagoya Antique Fair

April 23, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

No matter how long or short your stay in Japan is, when you eventually end up going home, you really ought to bring a piece of the country back with you as a reminder of your time here. Antiques are perfect for this, as placing an object in your home is not only a daily […]

Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

April 22, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Whether your fish comes from the supermarket or you are a master fisherman who has trawled the seven seas, it is unlikely that you have ever witnessed anything quite like ‘ukai’ cormorant fishing. What is Ukai? Ukai is an ancient form of fishing in which master fishermen, ‘ushō’, use trained Japanese cormorants, ‘umiu’, to catch […]

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 […]

Inuyama Festival Near Nagoya

March 21, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Not content with being the site of Japan’s oldest (and arguably most elegant) castle, or being a staggeringly beautiful city, every spring sees Inuyama host a particularly spellbinding festival. The Inuyama festival is held annually on the first weekend of April and was begun under the orders of Owari clan retainer Hayatonosho Masatora Naruse in 1635 […]

Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival

March 15, 2018 by Ray Proper

The Chubu Walkathon is back!  This exciting event raises money for charity, and offers a great family friendly day in the park for adults and children alike. The Walkathon is not just a walking course.  This fun and memorable family event offers great food, live music and stage shows, a children’s activity zone, and a raffle with […]

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