Hi, I’m Takako


Hi, I’m Takako

I’ve lived in Nagoya for 43 years

I speak English

I am English Instructor


Geographically located in the middle of Japan, it is very convenient to get around. It takes only 30 minutes to Kyoto by train. Tokyo is only about an hour away. You can go out on a day trip. Ise Jingu Shrine and Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage Site, are also conveniently accessible and are transit destinations for most tourists. The city is an industrial city with a well-developed town due to the location of Toyota's headquarters. There is a large shopping district in a modern shopping area, which has a strong cross-cultural flavor. The Osu shopping district is famous for cosplay and is called the world's sacred ground. Cosplayers from all over the world visit the area. At Osu Kannon, you can encounter antique markets and get food from all over the world. And, speaking of Nagoya, mornings! For the price of a cup of coffee, you can get a great deal, and some people even go as far as brunch when they are open until 11:00 a.m.Nagoya is a city of coffee shops. Even Komeda, which has made its way around the world, originated in Nagoya. Local dishes(Nagoya-Meshi) such as red bean toast and miso are very popular. Historically, Aichi Prefecture is said to have the largest number of temples in Japan. Inuyama Castle and Atsuta Shrine are places I always like to take my guests to. What I am considering for guests from overseas is renting out an important cultural property, kimono dressing, and tea ceremony experience. It is a retreat program to enhance spirituality with hiking and vegetarian cooking in the satoyama of Toyota Asuke. Since I am friends with the ascetic, kimono, and tea ceremony teachers, I am confident that they will enjoy the casual atmosphere without any special arrangements.

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Local cuisine Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Scenic routes Street photography Classical architecture Artisanal tea Vintage shops Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Religious customs Rituals & ceremonial customs tea pilgrimage

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