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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 […]

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 […]

Legoland Japan in Nagoya

March 21, 2017 by admin

Nagoya welcomes LEGOLAND® Japan!  Legoland  is a theme park tailored to families with young children (aged 2 through 12)  Attractions include a number of rides and roller coasters, but great emphasis is placed on suitability for younger children; meaning they tend towards tepid rather than towards the extremes sought by other parks. Legoland is fun for the whole […]

Getting Fit – Ex-pat Friendly Gyms Around Nagoya

March 15, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

If like me you have gained a few extra pounds over the winter – Christmas and the various new year festivities will do that to you – you may be thinking of the coming summer months and wanting to get back into shape. One of the best ways to do this is to sign yourself […]

Getting to know you: Osu, Nagoya

February 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Between Nagoya’s central transport area of Meieki (Nagoya Station) in the west, and the lively shopping and commerce hub of  Sakae in the east lies Osu, one of the city’s more interesting and eclectic areas.  Centered around its covered shopping arcade, Osu has an atmosphere similar to Tokyo’s Harajuku, with aging hippies happily rubbing shoulders with teenage Goth Lolita cosplayers; though without […]

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