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Thai Festival in Nagoya’s Hisayaodori Park

The annual Thai Festival in is an extremely popular early summer event in Nagoya.  Held at Hisayaodori Park, rain or shine, you can enjoy a wide selection of Thai Food and Drink from the many vendors.  Most of the Thai Restaurants…

Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Gifu and Aichi

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…

Gamagori Boat Racing in Aichi

For the uninitiated, criticism of American NASCAR racing tends to center around the fact that it resembles little more than cars driving round and round an oval track. ‘Go straight, turn left’, critics may complain, lacks the necessary skills that,…

English Speaking Hairdressers in Nagoya

If you are looking for an English speaking stylist in Nagoya, you have options. London or New York, great options right!? While Hirotaka (Cockney Hair and Beauty) studied at Vidal Sassoon in London, Hiroshi (Stateroom), Yukiko (Uraura Hair Salon) and…

Nagoya Antique Fair

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…

New Japanese Sports for 2020 Olympics

An Olympic athlete waits at a starting line The committee in charge of sports nomination for the 2020 Olympics today announced a raft of new sports and rule changes to give the Japan Games a more local flavor. “I am…

Inuyama Festival Near Nagoya

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…

Top Tips for Traveling Around Japan

As Japan has so much to offer, it’s worth taking a trip to see different parts of the country. If you speak only a little or no Japanese, the prospect of such a journey can be daunting. However with the…