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My Golden Week in Bristol

My Golden Week in Bristol

It’s one of the best times of year in Japan at the moment: Golden Week. Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) is a collection of holidays that happen to fall very close together, causing one of the three main holiday periods in Japan (the other two being Obon (お盆) in August and Oshogatsu (お正月), which is New Year). … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Visit Japan in May

5 Reasons to Visit Japan in May

The J-Festa theme this month is “Japan in May“, so I thought I’d share my top 5 reasons to visit Japan in May. I know May is nearly over, but this way you can plan your trip for next year! March to May is generally considered to be spring in Japan, with summer (starting with … Continue reading

Golden Week

As my Golden Week is ending, I thought it was time for a blog.  Golden Week is a wonderful collection of public holidays, which results in many companies closing for a week, including mine.  My holiday started on April 29th and the last day is May 6th.  It’s been sooooooo nice to have some time … Continue reading


Today I witnessed, and was in fact a part of, the Japanese phenomenon: バーゲンセール (bargain sale). There’s a sort of supermarket-cum-department store down my street, and it’s closing down soon. Today, they had a massive bargain sale, and I sort of stumbled upon it. I just went in for some bananas and milk, and thought … Continue reading

Kodomo no Hi (こどもの日)

I have already written a little about today in my post about Golden Week, but I feel Kodomo no Hi (こどもの日) – Children’s Day – deserves a post of its own. Today is Kodomo no Hi, originally Tango no Sekku (たんご の せっく) – Boy’s Day. As I have already mentioned, carp flags (koi nobori) are flown … Continue reading

Osu – land of the strange…

I went to Osu with some friends yesterday.  I had been told it was like the Harajuku of Nagoya. This isn’t really quite so, but I can see why people say it. Actually, when I got there I realised I had been before!  My friend Ed must have taken me here when I first came … Continue reading

Sakae rocks… again!

I was delighted to find more free, live music in Sakae yesterday! I’m not sure exactly what I stumbled upon, but it seemed to be a bit more than just a ‘street live’ (the term used for bands just setting up and playing in the street)… There was a little merchandise table, and even a … Continue reading

Nagoya by foot: Meijo Koen to LA…

I decided to walk from Kurokawa into Sakae yesterday. I wasn’t sure if I’d make it all the way, but I was basically following the Meijo subway line, so I could always hop on the subway if I got bored or tired! It’s not far really, but it was bloomin’ hot yesterday! When I saw … Continue reading

Golden Week!

It’s the end of term! 😀 Well, it sort of is, for me, anyway. Tonight marks the beginning of Golden Week. Golden Week is a collection of four national holidays, which fall really close together, so because of this a lot of people take vacation and companies often close for a week. My company closes … Continue reading