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Sakushima
Japan is home to 430 inhabited islands and almost 7,000 total islands!Located a short distance from Nagoya is Sakushima, a crab-shaped island home to amazing seafood and a number of modern art installations that you are able to touch, sit on and crawl all over. Sakushima, also known as “the island of the winds”, is...
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If you think that Matcha is only from Kyoto and you can only enjoy it there, then you are in for a big surprise. Matcha tea can be enjoyed across Japan. Three of the most famous tea-producing regions recognized for producing the best Matcha in Japan are Uji in Kyoto, Fuji in Shizuoka, and just...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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