Hi, I’m George


Hi, I’m George

I’ve lived in Nagoya for 27 years

I speak English, Japanese

I am university lecturer


Hey there! I'm George, your considerate, humorous, and friendly local host in fascinating Nagoya. Let me show you the unique charm, delicious foods, and distinct neighborhoods that make this city special. Let's uncover the rich history that shaped Nagoya, from its role in unifying Japan to its status as a hub for high-tech manufacturing. As your host, I'll delight in introducing you to new culinary delights, from cheap stand-and-eat kishimen noodles to festival foods in the central park. With my expertise, we'll delve into the fascinating world of sake, explore seasonal delicacies in Japanese cuisine, and enjoy the finest hand-dripped and percolating siphon-brewed coffee in local cafes. Together, we'll weave a tapestry of history, culture, and mouthwatering flavors. Nagoya awaits your arrival, so let's dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation BA Journalism MA Political Science
Street food Local cuisine Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Art galleries & museums Parks Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Political history Economic history Social history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Whiskey Third wave coffee Gin Local beers Artisanal tea Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Rituals & ceremonial customs Japanese sake Traditional art Contemporary art Second-hand markets Antique shops Landscape photography Wildlife photography Food photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Ethnic culture Classical music Jazz music Traditional music Japanese modern and post modern

Experiences I love to host