Stroll Through the Beautiful Nature of the Edo Era at Tokugawa-en in Nagoya!

Tokugawaen or Tokugawa Garden is a Japanese garden highlighted with a beautiful pond at the center. It is characterized by an amazing view clearly representing the style of major daimyo gardens of the Edo Period. It is a greenery paradise which people can enjoy in a place filled with beautiful flowers of different seasons. It…

Delve Deep into the History of Japan’s Classic Automobiles at the Toyota Industrial Museum!

For those of you interested in delving deeper into the history of the Japanese automobile manufacturing industry, Nagoya has the perfect opportunity. The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology is actually presenting systematic information on various textile machinery which has helped drive (excuse the pun) the automobile engineering in Japanese cars for decades. It…

Nagoya Is Home to the Cutest Dessert Ever: Chick-Shaped Pudding, ”Piyorin”!

A normal custard pudding can have many names. In the Philippines, it is called Leche Flan. In Japan, it is called purin. But what do you call a chick-shaped custard pudding, made with only the finest cochin eggs from the city of Nagoya? Nagoya may not be a popular tourist destination in Japan compared to…

Find the 7 Dragon Balls in a Winter-Warming Hot Pot in Nagoya!

Ever watched the Dragon Ball series which as a result may have inspired you to want to collect dragon balls? When I was a kid, I always wanted to own a Doraemon or the 7 dragon balls so that my life’s wishes could be fulfilled and I could then lead an easy life without many…

Going to Nagoya? Don’t Miss Nagashima Spaland!

Nagoya is normally not a destination that is on your must-see list when you are only coming to Japan for a short time. Unless of course you are a big fan of Toyota, and don’t want to miss the opportunity to get a free tour of the Toyota factory just outside of Nagoya. centrair.jp/ If…

Top 5 Hotels to Stay at in Nagoya

Nagoya is Japan’s fourth-largest city and is one of the country’s major economic centers. Business travelers come to this place often, and some tourists also stop by here on the way from Tokyo to Kyoto or Osaka. There is a wide selection of hotels to stay in Nagoya. Below is a list of 5 hotels…

You know it’s summer in Nagoya when···

Summer in Japan is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons. Not only is the weather warm, but there is always something happening which makes life in Japan a bit more exciting. These are my favorite things about summer in Japan. 1. Kakigori Author’s photo Kakigori is shaved ice. You can…

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…