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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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Are You Ready for the World Cosplay Summit 2021? Join Us From Wherever You Are!

Cosplay — the art of dressing up as characters from anime, manga, video games, TV shows, or any other media — has become a global phenomenon over the years.

Once dressed in their Cosplay, Cosplayers can attend conventions to take photos, enter competitions, or perform theatrical routines. They can also gather with other Cosplayers while walking down the typical Japanese streets. The World Cosplay Summit is a perfect occasion to do all of this at the same time in Nagoya!

If you went to see or participated in any past edition of the WCS, please share your memories and tag us on social media with #nagoyaisnotboring

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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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16 Unforgettable Summer Festivals in Nagoya and Aichi in 2021

Summer is finally here! And with the arrival of the hot weather, we are ready to have some fun!
The Japanese summers are synonymous with incredible festivals. Summer inspires some of the most stunning Natsu Matsuri (summer festivals) with Obon dances and spectacular fireworks displays.

Everyone dresses up in their most beautiful Yukata and looks forward to the popular festival foods. Time to indulge in Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Kakigori, Castella, Taiyaki, Okonomiyaki, Ringo Ame, and many many more.

Another highlight, especially popular with young children, are the festival booths selling toys and offering games to catch real goldfish.

These summer festivals in Japan provide fantastic opportunities to experience local and traditional culture, music, art, drinks, and food.

In and around Nagoya, you will come across at least one summer festival almost every weekend between June and August. Here is a list of the top summer festivals in Nagoya and Aichi for you to enjoy.

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