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Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 2

November 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Whether you have been here for a few weeks or know the city like the back of your hand, Nagoya is a city that is full of surprises. New restaurants and bars pop up all the time, and you can be strolling down a familiar street and suddenly notice a temple you’ve never seen before. […]

Taiwan Ramen – Famous Nagoya Meibutsu

November 28, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Nagoya’s cuisine is pretty different from traditional Japanese fare. While most of the best known Japanese dishes are famed for their subtlety, their delicateness, and their graceful tastes, with its spicy red miso and peppery tebasaki, Nagoya cuisine is known for having a bit of a kick to it, and none more so than Taiwan ramen! […]

Santa and Friends Nagoya -Caring for Nagoya’s Orphans

November 25, 2018 by Ray Proper

Santa and Friends Nagoya has been caring for Nagoya’s orphans, and providing an opportunity for people to participate in volunteer activities and make friends in Nagoya for 9 years.  If you like children and have been looking for some way to give back, this may be your best opportunity in Nagoya! Santa and Friends Nagoya […]

Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

November 24, 2018 by First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Years, is  the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down January 1 to January 3, families gather to spend time together.  The New Year Lottery numbers have been announced, New Year cards have been exchanged, and most places around Japan start looking like ghost towns. Sometime during those first three days, most people […]

Buying a Christmas Tree in Nagoya 2018

November 21, 2018 by Ray Proper

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents, you are in luck. Stocks are very limited so, don’t delay!  The trees are a bit shorter than you might get used to but they have very nice shapes and I am certain they will bring you […]

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