Tea was introduced to Japan from China together with Buddhist teachings. Tea ceremony started as a pastime of the warrior class, who enjoyed manifesting their high social status through karamono – items and customs important from China. It then evolved into more sublimed culture through tea ceremony masters such as Sen-no Rikyu, who believed it […]
Japanese cuisine – Intangible World Heritage – is well known for seafood. But seafood in Japanese cuisine is so much more than just sushi or sashimi! Today we went to Ebisen no Sato in Chita Peninsula, where they make delicious shrimp crackers (ebi-sembei) to learn about the production process and make our own. After baking […]
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Part of the fun of a study abroad is thoroughly exploring your new home. Take in the historical sites in and around Nagoya, enjoy the local cuisine and sake breweries in the Chubu region, and create lifelong friendships with the locals.
Nagoya is located at the centre of Honshu (the main island of Japan) with a population of 2.24 million. Its central location means that it is only 1 hour 40 minutes to Tokyo, 50 minutes to Osaka, and 35 minutes to Kyoto all on Japan's convenient bullet train system.
Visit Nagoya Castle, Gifu Castle, and Atsuta Shrine.
Misokatsu and tebasaki top most people’s to-eat lists, but take the time to explore Aichi’s tea fields and sake breweries too.
Home to Toyota, Yamaha, and Mitsubishi. See how the world’s leading corporations do things differently and what makes the Port of Nagoya Japan’s busiest trading port.
Head into Sakae to shop for the world’s leading brands or get lost in Osu Kannon for an eclectic array of boutiques, cafes, thrift shops, markets, and izakaya dining.
For more information about sights around Nagoya, check out this link:
Nagoya Info Sightseeing Guide
NUFS holds plenty of Language Lounges each week for students to either tutor or practise communicating in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, and many other languages. Work part-time as a tutor, attend as a student to have conversations with other students in whatever language you want to study, and make friends with students from other programs.