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Driving the backroads of Nagoya

Even though Nagoya and the greater Chubu region of central Japan comprise the country’s third-biggest metropolitan area, it isn’t the most public transport-oriented compared with its Osaka and Tokyo counterparts. The reasoning is straightforward; before about 1920, there wasn’t much to the city except a few stations on the important Tokaido road linking Kyoto and […]

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Nagoya’s Magical Summer Fireflies

With the rainy season and the humidity ramping up like an overly-confident Evil Knievel, June is perhaps one of the least favored months in Japan. However, with that said, this combination of conditions is precisely what is required for one of the more beautiful, natural sights: the glow of the firefly. In her 1002 CE book Makura […]

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A Basic Guide to Japanese Apartments in Nagoya

To start with, apartments in Japan are measured in “Jo.” Jo uses the size of one tatami mat, the traditional rice straw flooring in Japanese homes, to express the size of rooms. The measurement is used for room size regardless of whether or not the room actually has tatami. 1 tatami, or 1 Jo, is […]

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Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Dial 119 for the fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial-free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical services from any phone.  Unlike emergency number services in many other countries, the 119 system in Japan only connects to fire or ambulance services.  Police […]

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Ready Boots? Start Walking! The Walkathon is Back!

It’s that time of year again, the festival of fun and giving, Walkathon, is back, Back, BACK, and what’s more, it’s celebrating its 30th anniversary! After the global pandemic forced last year’s edition online, 2021 sees Nagoya’s great charitable institution return in a socially responsible way in a new hybrid incarnation. To find out precisely […]

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Do You Know Nags? Nagoya’s Hidden Gems – Part 4

Whether you’re a total noobie or are a piece of the local furniture, Nagoya is a city that continuously surprises. New restaurants, shops, and bars pop up all the time, and you can be wandering down a familiar street and suddenly notice something that you’ve never come across before. We all have our favorites, our […]

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Nagoya’s Best Sweet Shops

Japanese cuisine is mostly known for its raw fish and tempura, but I have a sneaky suspicion that, should you ask most Japanese what their favorite dish is, it’ll end up being a dessert of some kind. From local delicacies such as manju and mochi to imported sweets like cheesecake and mont blanc, there can […]

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All Up in My Grill – Nagoya’s Best Steakhouses

Considering how highly revered beef is in this country, it may blow your mind to discover that though cows were introduced to Japan sometime in the second century, they were only used as draught animals until the Meiji Restoration (1868) for agriculture and f0r transport rather than eating. But now, ‘wagyu’ (literally ‘Japanese beef’) is […]

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Alive and Rocking – See Local Music at Nagoya’s Great Live Houses

By way of a cursory look on Japanese television, you would be forgiven for believing that Japan’s music industry was an endless parade of identikit Johnny’s boy bands or sprawling AKB-48 affiliated girl groups. There is nothing wrong with this homogenous J-Pop, per se, but there has to be more to it than that. And of […]

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Do You Like Nagoya Men? Delving into Nagoya’s Noodle Dish, Kishimen

Throughout Asia, noodles are considered one of the staple foods. This is particularly true in Japan, where there are numerous types of ‘men’ [noodle] dishes that you can enjoy. Here in Aichi, the local delicacy is kishimen, a flat udon noodle that has more than a passing appearance to tagliatelle pasta, which means that in […]

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