See the Beautiful Autumn Leaves of Japan at These 5 Maple Festivals in Aichi

There is inexplicable beauty in how our surroundings change with the seasons. When the green foliage of summer turn into blazing blends of red, orange, and yellow, people look forward to “momijigari” or autumn leaf viewing. Enjoy the colors of autumn at these five festivals in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture! 1. Korankei “Momiji” Maple Festival jp.fotolia.com/…

Witness an Outstanding Japanese Martial Art at a Festival in Aichi This October!

Traditional dances, folk music, and a parade of portable shrines or decorative floats are common to most festivals in Japan. However, in Aichi, a martial art form takes center stage in one festival. Be amazed by a masterful performance of martial arts in the Sanage Festival! History The Sanage Festival or Sanage Matsuri (猿投まつり) is…

30 Affordable and Stylish Hotels in Nagoya For a Fabulous Stay in 2017!

Nagoya is located in Aichi Prefecture and is Japan’s fourth-largest metropolitan area. A friendly city brimming with things to do, Nagoya is a vibrant and beautiful town well worth a visit. The famous Nagoya Festival takes place every October, and the gorgeous Nagoya Castle is fun to visit to soak up Japanese history. The city…

Join This Japanese Festival That Started as a Dream in Aichi Prefecture!

Whenever we sleep, we usually have a dream or two, perhaps even more. Sometimes we remember them, sometimes we don’t. If you do remember your dreams, what do you think they mean? In Japan, what started as a dream became a treasured tradition. Let’s find out more about the Miya Festival! History Miya Festival is…

Experience Ancient Fishing and Other Beautiful Sights Along This River in Japan

As the sun sets over Aichi’s Kiso River, three boats cast off from the shore of Inuyama. Lit only by a fired lantern, they paddle into the darkness, continuing a tradition over 1,300 years old. With an imposing skyline and an ancient castle as a backdrop, the boats – like fireflies – make their way…

3 Things to Do in the Little-Known City of Toyohashi in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture

Cabbages! This is the best word to describe Toyohashi City in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. It is known that Toyohashi has the oldest tradition of cabbage cultivation in the country, so it’s no wonder that you see cabbages almost everywhere when you visit. Not only that, but Toyohashi is also well known for its largest port…

Discover Nagoya’s Comfort Food at These 2 Kishimen Noodle Shops in the Area

Nagoya (名古屋) is popular for its Italian-like flattened udon called “kishimen” noodles. This is a staple cuisine in the area and it can be eaten by first-timers to Japanese cuisine. Its broth is considered to be between the Kansai (関西) and Kanto (関東) style. The noodle is 4.5 mm or more in width, 2 mm…

Taste the New Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavor at Its Pop-Up Store in Nagoya This Summer!

From June 3 to July 2, 2017, there will be a pop-up Ben & Jerry’s (ベン&ジェリーズ) store in Nagoya (名古屋). The pop-up store is located on the first floor of Nagoya Station’s (名古屋駅) Takashimaya (タカシマヤ). There previously was a pop-up store in the same location back in November 2016, but after receiving many requests for…

Try Unique Variations of Bread Rolls at This Specialty Cafe in Nagoya

The coppe-pan (コッペパン), a kind of bread roll that pretty much resembles a hot dog bun, has been part of the Japanese food culture ever since World War II. Interestingly, a cafe in Nagoya specializes in offering a modern twist on coppe-pan by providing a variety of different flavors. Check it out! PINE FIELDS MARKET…

10 Things to Do in Toyota City, Home of the Beloved Japanese Cars

Around the world, the name Toyota (豊田) is most commonly associated with the wildly famous brand of cars. However, did you know that the car shares its name with a city in Aichi prefecture (愛知県) in central Japan? The birthplace of Toyota cars, the city actually changed its name in the 1950s to match the…
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