6 ways to keep warm during Japanese winter

Winter is in full swing in Japan and it is cold! While the average daily maximum temperature for the Nagoya region in January is 9°C (according to the Japan Meteorological Agency), this year has been particularly cold with many days where the temperature doesn't go above 3 or 4° C. Japanese homes, unlike Belgian ones,... Continue Reading →

I’m on the Tsubasaya blog – again!

Tsubasaya is an izakaya (bar or tavern) in Toyota City. It has great food and a great atmosphere. Being the tall and blond gaijin that we are, we always call a lot of attention to ourselves whenever we go there. This has led to an appearance on the Tsubasaya blog once before, as you could... Continue Reading →

Making friends at the izakaya

An izakaya - best compared with a tavern or a bar that also serves food - seems to be a great place to meet people. In a previous post you could read about our encounter with Asahi-san on our first evening in Japan (click here to read the post). A few nights ago, we had... Continue Reading →

First impressions

My first impression of Japan: what a green country! On tv we always see skyscrapers and concrete as far as the eye can see. But believe it or not, there is a countryside in Japan and it is beautiful. We were picked up at the airport by a very friendly driver. Mind the white gloves.... Continue Reading →

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