Tag: Japan Info Swap

3 Day Family Emergency or Evacuation Kits

It is important to be prepared for a disaster, but you should keep the danger in perspective. If you must live through a major quake, Japan is probably the best place to do it.  Even in Japan, however, some previous…

Staying Safe During Typhoons and Storms in Japan

Typhoon season in Japan runs from June to December, but most typhoon activity occurs between July and September. The southern parts of Japan, such as Okinawa or Kagoshima, are particularly affected by these storms, but residents of any part of Japan…

Sekigahara: The Battle That Created Japan

In 1600, Japan faced a turning point in its history. After more than a decade of comparative peace, the feudal era had been reinvigorated, and two sides of the country – the West and the East – were ready to…

Beautiful Hiking and Walking Trails in Japan

When the weather heats up, many Japanese escape the humidity that envelopes the cities and head to the countryside. Being such a mountainous country, there are many great places to hike amongst the stunning scenery. Of course, everyone knows about…

Sumatakyo Gorge, Crossing Bridges in Beauty

Japan is full of beautiful, breathtaking destinations, but the age of social media is driving travel within the country even further. Who doesn’t want a photo of themselves beneath the shrine gate of Miyajima as the sun rises? Or how…

Tour de Nagoya – See Nagoya in a Day

Summer is a time for cycling, with the Tour de France the world’s most famous race. Of course, there is no equivalent in our fair city of Nagoya, so I thought I would come up with one. But this is…

Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The Toyota Motor Organisation is one of the keystones of Japan’s world-renowned manufacturing industry, and since 1926, Toyota has been the byword for Japanese excellence and innovation. Much of this innovation took place right here in Aichi Prefecture, from the…