5 most important Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

1. Atsuta shrine Author’s photo This is one of the most famous and important Shinto shrines in Nagoya. Atsuta shrine is said to be the second most important shrine of all Japan and is devoted to Amaterasu, the Goddess of Sun. This shrine is believed to be the home of a famous imperial sword called…

Hitsumabushi: Quality Eel restaurants in Nagoya

Did you know that July 27 is “Unagi no Hi” or the Eel day in Nagoya? Unagi or barbecued freshwater eel is one of the best foods in Japan. There are many kinds of Unagi dishes in Japan and one of the best is from Nagoya, it is called Hitsumabushi. Hitsumabushi is kind of unagi…

Aichi’s lavender, short lived but a fun day trip

Arakogawa Koen After a tiring work week, I was caught between wanting to do something and relax. So I decided to do both! Minutes from Nagoya station on the Aonami line lies a beautiful park, Arakogawakoen, where both are possible. Author’s photo 9 days Author’s photo I found myself here to see the short-lived lavender…

Annual World Cosplay Summit, Nagoya

What is World Cosplay Summit? Japan’s manga and anime have influenced people around the world. As a result of its crazy popularity, the World Cosplay Summit was created. World Cosplay Summit is a cosplay event held by WCS Inc. In 2003 the event was held by Japanese television station, TV Aichi, as a sign of…

Nagoya Science Museum and the World’s Largest Planetarium

Nagoya City Science Museum Nagoya City Science museum is one of the most informative places for every age-group. It is an interesting world of knowledge, especially for the students. The museum has a huge globe situated between two rectangular shaped buildings which host the largest planetarium in the world and this globe which is silvery…

10 Local Food Specialities in Nagoya

Same with Osaka, Nagoya is a city located in central Japan and has its local cuisine specialities. My friend once said: ‘Nagoya has unique foods that maybe not much people outside Japan know it’. Several particular foods that you find in Nagoya maybe tasted different in other cities or even difficult to find. If you…

2 Places to escape from the noisy city of Nagoya

If you have been living in a busy City for quite a long time and need some places where you can unwind, relax and release the tension from a stressful work or surroundings, Higashiyama Zoo, and Botanical garden is exactly the right place for you. 1. Higashiyama Park This place so-called haven is a combination…

5 Recommended High-End Japanese Restaurants in Nagoya

Nagoya is a city famous with its local goods and exceptional foods. This city also has some authentic and top-end Japanese restaurants that we cannot find somewhere else. Some restaurants have particular concepts such as historical, Japanese garden and cultural themes. So if you are interested to try, you may see the list below. But…

A flower fanatics’ delight in Nagoya!

Many countries worldwide enjoy four seasons year round. However, the spring season is one of my favorite seasons in Japan for many reasons. It’s not only a sign of a new beginning, but the warmer weather brings more than just a smile to people’s face. In Japan, it marks the beginning of cherry blossoms which…