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Top 5 Spring Hiking Destinations in Japan

With 73% of Japan’s land mass being mountains, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts certainly have their pick of gorgeous terrain to explore throughout the country. Of course there are some popular highlights that should remain repeat offenders on your Japan bucket…

Legoland Japan in Nagoya

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…

Getting to know you: Osu, Nagoya

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…

Irish Pubs in Nagoya

Pub Arco Without wanting to lean on lazy stereotypes, there is something about the Irish and drinking. Wherever I have been in the world, whether it be Gothenburg or Kathmandu, I have stumbled across an Irish bar. Nagoya is no…

Nagoya’s Best Bicycle Shops

Nagoya, with its wide roads and ample cycle paths, is a marvelous city to cycle around, so it is such a shame that so many people choose to clog up the sidewalks with their ‘mamachari’ bicycles. According to the Japanese National…

Nagoya Cuisine and Where to Get it

While many of the more famous or popular Japanese dishes come from the Kanto or Kansai regions, that doesn’t mean that Nagoya doesn’t have some amazing food to discover. Nagoya food (Nagoya meshi) is a hugely varied and diverse cuisine, encompassing the traditional…

So Why Isn’t It the Japanese Fortune Cookie?

The Chinese fortune cookie is one odd little pastry. Start with the fact that it is not a thing in China; that the Chinese do not serve fortune cookies after meals. Most of the three billion fortune cookies broken up each…