Places to Go
A sand onsen in Iwate

A sand onsen in Iwate


 A week ago some friends and I visited a sand onsen on the west of Iwate, in a town called Yuda (湯田町). I checked up the location for the route to drive there, and found... more

World Cosplay Summit


 Culture    When Aichi was chosen to hold the 2005 World Exposition in Monaco on June 12th 1997, the then governor for Aichi Prefecture, Reiji Suzuki, announced that “It will be the culmination of efforts we make... more

Hokkaido: camping without the mosquitoes!

Hokkaido: camping without the mosquitoes!


When I first moved to Nagoya from Canada I clearly remember thinking how exotic it was. There were palm trees in the parks. Little tiny trucks and cars buzzed around the streets. Businessmen and women... more

Get Away in the Mountains of Shizuoka


Living in what most people would consider the ‘boonies’, it can get to you after awhile, not having anything new or interesting to do.   After all, in Tokyo one could never get bored. Between the restaurants,... more

The Gifu Symphony Orchestra


The Gifu Symphony Orchestra Vienna tour, “our biggest dream has come true” Our longest-cherished aspiration and biggest "dream", playing on the stage of "Musikverein" in Vienna, the City of Music has come true in May, 2009.... more

Saturday Afternoon Free Guided Tours


Saturday Afternoon Tours with Volunteer Guides A.  Regular Tour (no need for reservations) A-1 Nagoya Castle 名古屋城 - Tour time: Every Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm - Meeting point: The east gate of Nagoya Castle - Nearest station: Shiyakusho station (subway... more

Nagoya Undoukai Meet


 Experience JAPAN! 「6th NAGOYA UNDOUKAI」 Free of charge! DATE 2010.9.26(SUN) am10:00~pm15:00 VENUE Aichi Prefectual Gymnasium ORGANIZER Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry  UNDOUKAI is a popular sporting event among Japanese people. Anybody can join this event. We provide the advance information and proceed the... more

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