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Naoshima: the Japanese Island with a Difference

Between the main island of Japan, Honshu and the smaller island of Shikoku some 27 islands dot the area known as the Seto Inland Sea. Of these islands, Naoshima

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Sight in Miyagi

Tashirojima Island

Tajirojima Island is a small island with less than 100 human inhabitants. The island is commonly known as "cat island" due to the fact that the population of th

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Lake Ashinoko ( 芦ノ湖 )

If you look for beautiful and scenic places in Japan, this will probably be on your list already. If not, this article might contain a pretty interesting destin

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Article by Sam Lesmana

7 things to try when in Yamagata!

On a week-long trip around Yamagata Prefecture, I found myself falling in love with the countryside, the quiet but impressive temples and shrines, the kindness

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Article by Asha Mehta

Kyoto's best 5 autumn colour spots

Prepare for the Autumn leaves in advance!

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Sight in Kyoto

JR Arashiyama Station

A lot of people visit Arashiyama to enjoy cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall. Arashiyama is a nationally-designated Historic Site and Place of

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Sight in Nagano

Bessho Onsen

Bessho Onsen is said to be the hot spring village with the oldest history in Nagano. There are several important cultural structures in this town, a fact that g

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Article by Kurt Anderson

Nagasaki Summer Spirit Boat Procession

Summer means different things for people all across the planet. In Nagasaki, summer means the annual Spirit Boat Procession. This is truly an event like non-oth

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Sight in Tokyo

Himiko Tokyo Boat Cruise

Designed by manga artist Leiji Matsumoto the Himiko Tokyo Boat takes you on a scenic cruise along the Sumida River.

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Sight in Ishikawa

Higashi Chaya District

Located in the historic city of Kanazawa, Chaya is the largest of three traditional entertainment districts where geisha used to entertain people by performing

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Kagoshima

Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these

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Kumamoto

Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabah

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Kagoshima

Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these

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Gunma

Famous for its gorgeous mountains and luxurious onsens (hot springs) Gunma is a nature lover's delight. Maebashi City, home to many parks and flower gardens, is

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Tochigi

Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu

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Aichi

Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki is in the southwest of Japan on the island of Kyushu and includes several islands between Kyushu and South Korea. Mountains on one side and the sea on

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Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi is on the westernmost tip of Honshu, and because of its proximity, historically it has been an important center of cultural exchange with the Korean P

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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Shizuoka

Majestic Mount Fuji, rolling hills of green tea plantations, and the gorgeous coastline of the Izu Peninsula give Shizuoka a rich character that makes it a grea