Hi, I’m Stephen


Hi, I’m Stephen

I’ve lived in Nagoya for 38 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am Translator


Hey there! I'm Stephen, your friendly neighborhood host here in Nagoya. One of the things I adore most about Nagoya is its cuisine – the bold flavors of "Nagoya meshi" are unbeatable. Nagoya strikes that perfect balance, offering plenty to explore without overwhelming you. You'll often find me knee-deep in local festivals and events, whether I'm helping organize them or just soaking up the atmosphere. And after hours? Count me in for some izakaya hopping or catching live music shows in the entertainment districts. So, whether you're a local looking for a new adventure or a visitor eager to dive into Nagoya's rich culture, I'm here to help make your experience unforgettable. Let's explore this amazing city together!

My knowledge & interests

Street food Local cuisine Food markets Unique & unusual foods Street photography Department stores Street markets Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Alternative or underground culture Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Japanese sake Specialty shops Food photography Pop music Rock music Indie music Idol groups

Experiences I love to host