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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 not a superhuman challenge of endurance like ‘le Tour,’ but instead a great way to […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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Scouting in Nagoya

When Lord Baden Powell published the first edition of ‘Scouting for Boys, a guidebook of survival techniques he learned during the Second Boer War and adapted for Britain’s youth, he sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Although the Scouting movement has become very different from what he may have imagined it to be (I’m not quite sure […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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From Textiles to Cars at the Toyota Museum in Nagoya

If you know anything about cars, you are probably aware that Toyota is one of the biggest car manufacturers worldwide.

But did you know that Toyota is originally from Nagoya?

Logically, Nagoya and other parts of Aichi Prefecture are the perfect places to geek out about cars in general and Toyota in particular.

In fact, there are 3 Toyota museums in Aichi:

I (Lena) am not a big car fan, but the unique insights into the history of Japan’s industry and technology development I got from visiting the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology were profound.

This museum introduces visitors to the history of Toyota from its beginnings in the 19th century to the giant it is today. And I can only recommend it to anyone visiting Nagoya, from children to adults.

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Shopping Online in Japan – Internet Shopping!

You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still, I prefer to use products and eat foods from my own country in many cases; decent peanut butter, for example. Maybe in your case, Vegemite? There are lots of products from home that I could […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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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. Still, residents of any part of Japan are likely to experience one or more during their time here. A typhoon is the […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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Best Locations for Cosplay Photoshoots in Aichi: Showcase the Beauty of Japan in your Cosplay Pictures!

As most cosplayers know, any place can be suitable for a photo shoot. I have taken pictures in abandoned buildings, streets, parks, and even in a pool; any area that fits my Cosplay. Why not take advantage of your trip to Japan to take some fantastic Cosplay pictures in and around Nagoya?

As someone who has been cosplaying for over six years and taking pictures of Cosplayers for even longer, I would like to share the top locations I have found in Nagoya and Aichi Prefecture for Cosplay photoshoots.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Food in Nagoya

As you are no doubt well aware, Japanese food rates among the best in the world. However, if you are vegan or even vegetarian, you may struggle to have your needs catered for. Many vegetarians have found themselves offered the ‘vegetarian; option’ in a restaurant, only to discover that it contains seafood or fish. Even […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The Toyota Motor Organization 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 initial plant in the city that came to bear the corporation’s name to what has […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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Cycle Routes Near Nagoya

With the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France already done and Vuelta e Espana soon to come, you may be feeling inspired to get on your road bike and put some kilometers in your legs. However, living in the middle of the city, you may feel like there is nowhere to go; we are […] Source H&R Group K.K.

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From the Grand Sumo Tournament to Visiting a Sumo Stable: All Things Sumo in Nagoya Part 2

Sumo wrestling is an integral part of Japan’s culture and has been practiced in one form or another for around 2000 years.

In part 1 we shared everything you need to know if you are new to Sumo, and want to attend the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. If you haven’t read it yet, follow this link.

But a Grand Sumo Tournament like the one held in Nagoya each summer isn’t the only way to experience Sumo. Nagoya also plays host to all 42 active Sumo Stables for around one month before and during the tournament. And many open their doors to visitors during the morning hours, to observe a stable’s morning practice.

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