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Dating In Nagoya

Dating in Nagoya opens a door for a number of different adventures.  Nagoya is the third largest incorporated and fourth most populated city in Japan.  Surrounding the train station are skyscrapers, filled with businesses, restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping centers, etc.  Anything you could want is within walking distance from the main station.  In addition to … Continue reading

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

As time creeps closer to December 25th it becomes more evident that Japan loves Christmas.  It is arguably as popular in Japan as it is in America.  The difference being that it is not a religious holiday considering the majority of Japanese people are Buddhist, Shinto, or don’t consider themselves to be affiliated with any … Continue reading

Fall in Shiga pt.2

The second day in Shiga was much like the first.  The only differences were we didn’t see a castle, but instead we saw shrines and temples.  Oh, it rained, too.  The trip to each shrine was no easy trip either.  It can properly be labeled as a hike. Both castles and temples are very different … Continue reading

Fall in Shiga pt.1

Last weekend I went with Yuuki and her family to Shiga, an area of Japan full of temples and shrines.  The area is surrounded by beautiful trees which are planted for the sake of 紅葉, or otherwise referring to the many colors of Autumn.  If you are not familiar with Shiga, it is the prefecture … Continue reading

The Week of Thanksgiving

As you may assume, there is no Thanksgiving celebrations in Japan.  Pilgrims did not come to Japan to make peace with the Japanese, and the history of civilization in Japan dates back more than 2000 years ago.  Even worse than not having Thanksgiving, was the lack of turkey, or better said the absence of turkey.  … Continue reading

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December 2011