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Elisabeth Llopis
Inuyama Downtown
With the arrival of spring, all of Japan is dyed in pink. This is because at the end of March Sakura (cherry blossoms) begin blooming. You can see the cherry tree flowers all across Japan: in parks and botanical gardens, around temples and shrines, on the banks of rivers, or covering mountains. The season of...
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Toyota
Most people know Toyota as the name of Japan’s leading car brand. But Toyota is also the name of a city in Aichi Prefecture.  Toyota city is the home of Toyota Corp. where thousands of cars are produced every year. The city is a paradise for car lovers with exciting museums to learn more about...
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Setomono
Pottery from Japan dated to 10,000 B.C. is the oldest known in the world. The story of Jomon pottery is the earliest example of this tradition and artform. Pottery making in Japan is a fine art form that is traced back to the beginning of the 13th century, with the introduction of Chinese and Korean ceramic...
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Arimatsu Narumi Shibori Tie-Dyeing
Arimatsu, located just about 20 minutes by train from Nagoya Station, is a town well known for being the home of the traditional technique of Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori, a technique of fabric dyeing that has been skillfully crafted over the last 400 years. Edo Period traditional black wooden houses along the Tokaido Road During the Edo...
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Nagoya museums
Nagoya not only houses ancient and historical art but also fantastic museums and galleries exhibiting old and new artworks of Japanese designers. Even during a short stroll around the city center, you can drop in at multiple museums dedicated to modern art.  To make it easier for you we have prepared this list of the...
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Sake bottles
Sake is deeply connected to Japanese culture and many of Japan’s traditions and customs. From ancient times Sake has been offered to the Gods calling it the “Drink of the Gods”. It has deep ties to both religion, ceremony, traditions and everyday social interaction. Making a toast with Atsukan, warm Sake On the surface, Sake...
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Yattokame Street Kabuk
Nagoya hosts throughout the year multiple exciting annual events, seasonal festivals, Samurai parades, and special cultural events for all kinds of audiences. During autumn, one of the greatest cultural festivals is the Yattokame Culture Festival. The Yattokame is a journey through Japan’s traditional performing arts, history, and culture. In 2020, it will be held from...
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Toyota shop
Nagoya and Aichi Prefecture have Japan’s greatest concentration of automobile, fine ceramics, aerospace, and other high-tech industries. Many excellent companies that are also top-ranked globally are active in this region. Because of this, small and medium-sized companies with superior technical capabilities to provide broad-based support to those global giants are also located here.  The main industries...
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Japan is one of the few countries which recognizes the fact that many people like to spend some time watching aircrafts and airports in action. The Japanese airports are far from being only transportation hubs and the Chubu Centrair International Airport is no exception. Runway view of Chubu Centrair International Airport Chubu Centrair International Airport,...
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Mizukan Museum Cover
Nagoya is full of museums and cultural events, which make the city a perfect destination for Japanese history buffs. Whether you’re already in Japan or still planning your next trip, we have picked some of the best history and culture museums in Nagoya, so you can add them to your bucket list. Get to Know...
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