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Lena Yamaguchi
If you love shrimp, then Nagoya is a fantastic place to visit. Aichi Prefecture, home of Nagoya,  has one of the highest per capita shrimp consumption in the country. This is probably because shrimp can be easily fished in Ise Bay. And because seafood tastes best when it’s fresh, it is often found on the...
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Hatcho Miso
Located near Nagoya is a small city called Okazaki. People from Okazaki are very proud of two things. The first is that the unifier of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was born in Okazaki in 1543. The second, even older, thing they are proud of is that Okazaki is the birthplace of Hatcho Miso!  Hatcho Miso is...
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Miso Nikomi Udon
Japan has a wide variety of traditional noodle-based dishes. The most famous are probably Ramen and Soba noodles but those are only the tip of the iceberg. Another popular type of noodle is Udon. Udon noodles are thick white noodles made from 3 basic ingredients: wheat flour, salt, and water. They are served in a...
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Tokoname
Tokoname is home to Chubu Centrair International Airport, the largest airport in the region. What many people don’t know, it is also a city with a long tradition of pottery and amazing craftsmanship. Tokoname is an excellent place to visit as a day or half-day trip from Nagoya (or the airport if you have a...
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Chita Cotton spinning and weaving
With cheap discount clothing stores and imports from China, people nowadays don’t care enough about high-quality clothing anymore. It’s price over quality all over. But, after a visit to Chita city in the south of Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, you will learn to appreciate the simple textile that is cotton. A material the craftsmen of...
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Inuyama city's view from Inuyama Castle
A small town at the banks of a tranquil river, a castle at the top of a low hill, streets lined by dark wooden houses. Inuyama is a place where you can experience Japan from another time, with old traditions and masterful craftsmanship such as colorful festivals, pottery, and mechanical puppets. Inuyama Castle: a National...
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Osu Oiran Dochu 2019
Are you looking for a place rich in history, with a great atmosphere and excellent food options? Do you want modern entertainment and experience spirituality? Then you need to visit the Osu Shopping Streets! It’s an area that encompasses all of these things and more, making it one of the most popular destinations for tourists...
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Relaxing walk
Are you looking for a place to relax, and maybe recenter yourself while traveling in Japan? A location where you can fully immerse yourself in relieving stress and healing not only your body but your mind and soul as well? Nagoya is that place! A place where you can spend a full day focusing on...
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Tea Ceremony Nagoya
For regular people taking tea is just heating water and putting some tea into a cup. But for Japanese people, this simply isn’t enough.  A higher reason is needed and the simple process of tea in a cup is made rather more complicated by adding ceremony, rules, and a whole procedure to the otherwise simple...
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Nagoya Castle Cover Image
Nagoya Castle is probably the most popular tourist destination in the city. There isn’t a guidebook or website about the city that doesn’t mention this impressive and beautiful landmark. And rightly so, the castle is a central part of Nagoya’s history and even influences the present. The History of Nagoya is the History of Nagoya...
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