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Get Your Grill On – Nagoya’s BBQ Spots

May 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

The Japanese have something of a love/hate relationship with the summer months. As soon as the mercury climbs above 25 degrees, women break out the parasols, curtains are pulled tight to keep out sunlight, and everyone’s vocabulary is limited to a single word: atsui (hot!).  But that is not to say that the summer is entirely […]

Family Winter Sports Guide to Tokyo and Yokohama

December 14, 2016 by Ray Proper

Besides skiing and snowboarding, there are a variety of family  friendly options to get outside and active this winter.  From ice skating to “snow rafting” and even a snow tractor adventure ride for those less interested in getting sweaty; there is no reason to miss out on the great outdoors just because it is cold outside, […]

Family Fun in Tokyo at Yomiuri Land Amusement Park

October 20, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

While the sprawling Disney resort is the most famous amusement park in the Tokyo area it is by no means the only one. Just thirty minutes outside of central Tokyo you can also find Yomiuri Land. While not as immense as its neighbor Disney, but Yomiuri Land is still an excellent day out, particularly if you […]

Ride the Tokyo Sky Duck Amphibious Tour Bus!

June 10, 2016 by Ray Proper

Back in Seattle we had “The Duck,” an amphibious bus that took tourists on a sort of “surf and turf” tour of the city. Hinomaru Limousine Group in Tokyo also be takes to the water with “The Sky Duck.”  The Sky Duck is the newest edition to the fleet of “Sky Buses” already plying the […]

Aichi Children’s Center “Kids Town” at Expo Park in Nagakute

December 9, 2015 by Ray Proper

Aichi Children’s Center’s “Kids Town” is a wealth of things to do for cheap in Nagoya with kids! Envisioned as a place where kids can “invigorate their minds and bodies, challenge themselves, find excitement, while thinking and feeling freely,” Kids Town is a place for children to find and create themselves through new experiences, play, excitement, […]

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