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Nishi Awa: Japan’s Hidden Nature Getaway in Tokushima Prefecture

Written by Odigo Travel

If you have never heard of Shikoku Island in Japan, it will for sure be on your radar soon as many more tourists and foreigners are choosing this area to either travel to or settle down in. But more specifically, one of the prefectures that is gaining a lot of attention recently is Tokushima Prefecture.

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THE BEST AUTUMN colour SPOTS IN KYOTO

Written by Asha Mehta

The end of Japan's scorching summer brings a wealth of colour. And there's no shortage of places to take it all in.

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HIDDEN GEMS : OMAMIYA SWEET SHOP

Sight in Gifu

Situated in this traditional building travelers will find an old shop specializing in cinnamon sweets and omiyage (souvenirs).

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Daily Vlogs from Chris Broad's 2,000km trip


Missed a day? Or just want to re-watch Natsuki's cover of John Denver? Catch all of the daily vlogs right here.

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Playstation Mini, Sweet potato Frappucinos and Goldfish Phone Booths : This Week in Japan

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Oishi Gakko

Sight in Yamanashi

Oishi Gakko is an old Japanese elementary school that has now been turned into a nostalgic resort. The facility features a B&B, a place where you can eat "Kyush

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The Home of a Diplomat

Sight in Kanagawa

A short walk from Ishikawacho Station, this home was the residence of diplomat Sadatsuchi Uchida. The two-story home was built by U.S. architect JM Gardner and

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Fukuoka Art Museum

Sight in Fukuoka

Located inside Ohori Park, Fukuoka Art Museum focuses on pre-modern and modernist art, displayed via permanent and rotating collections. Prices vary for tempora

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Vegetable Dining Nouka

Sight in Hyogo

Situated in Kobe, this izakaya caters to vegetarians and vegans. The restaurant offers a healthier alternative to the usual izakaya, using organic vegetables gr

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Cocktail (Koenji)

Sight in Tokyo

Located in the rustic neighborhood Koenji, this bar also doubles as a used books store. Cocktail was first established in 1997 as just a used bookstore. In 2000

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Jin Homura Museum of Art

Sight in Gifu

This museum is dedicated to artist Jin Homura, an oil painter who uses the primary colors red, yellow and blue.

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Oura Catholic Church

Sight in Nagasaki

The Oura Cathedral was built in 1865 and is the oldest remaining Christian architecture in Japan. It is dedicated to the 26 saints of Japan.

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Kurashiki

Sight in Okayama

This city located in Okayama Prefecture contains a preserved canal area from the Edo era. Now, there are museums, shops, and exhibition in the former storehouse

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Kashiwazaki Whale Underpass

Sight in Niigata

Constructed in 1986, the Kashiwazaki Whale Underpass passes under Highway 8 in order to allow pedestrians to cross it. Possibly the coolest underpass we've ever seen, the whale even has a jet of water shoot from its blowhole at regular intervals. Even if only for the novelty and photo opportunity aspects alone, the Kashiwazaki Whale Underpass is definitely worth a visit1

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Koushi

Sight in Niigata

Located in central Niigata City, Koushi is a restaurant which specializes in foods such as curry ramen, fried chicken and katsu curry. KNown for its large portions, Koushi's long-serving chef also occasionally prepares extra huge versions of his meals for eating contest contestants, also known as 'food fighters'.

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Hakusan Island

Sight in Yamagata

Located by the beautiful seaside town of Tsuruoka, Hakusan Jima (White Mountain Island) is home to an impressive shrine and fisherman activity. With a spectacular red bridge allowing anyone to visit freely, be sure to visit next time you are in Yamagata!

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Nishi Awa: Japan’s Hidden Nature Getaway in Tokushima Prefecture

Written by Odigo Travel

If you have never heard of Shikoku Island in Japan, it will for sure be on your radar soon as many more tourists and foreigners are choosing this area to either travel to or settle down in. But more specifically, one of the prefectures that is gaining a lot of attention recently is Tokushima Prefecture.

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Jojo Murals, Conan and the passing of Momoko Sakura : This week in Japan

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Jojo murals around Tokyo to celebrate anniversary Tokyo has fully embraced the beautiful art and odd poses of Hirohiko Araki’s famous manga and anime seri

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Naomi Osaka & Typhoon Jebi : This Week in Japan

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Satoyama Run in Hida Takayama

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Introducing Satoyama Run, the Japanese marathon event which aims to provide tourists with a unique glimpse into traditional Japanese countryside life and cultur