Taking the School Bus in Iya Valley

Taking the School Bus in Iya Valley

What? The Yoshino River cut deeply in the landscape to create several gorges which ca...

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Naruto Whirlpools

Naruto Whirlpools

What? Naruto (鳴門) is the most accessible city in Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県) from the ma...

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The Ruins and Splendor Around Mount Takatori

The Ruins and Splendor Around Mount Takatori

What? Mount Takatori (高取山) is with 584 meters not that impressively high, but it would have...

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Kumano Kodo Part 2 – From Nachi to Koguchi

Kumano Kodo Part 2 – From Nachi to Koguchi

What? Kumano Kodo (熊野古道) is a network of pilgrimage routes and is recognized as Unesco World Heri...

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Matsumoto Part I: The Basics

Matsumoto Part I: The Basics

What? Matsumoto is a mountain city located in a plain in the very center of the Japanese Alps . W...

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Nagoya's Industrial Tourism

Nagoya's Industrial Tourism

What? Nagoya (名古屋) is Japan’s 4th biggest city after Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka . Not having the met...

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Open air attractions in Inuyama

Open air attractions in Inuyama

What? Inuyama (犬山) is famous for its castle (犬山城), which is only 1 of 5 designated as national treasure s (along...

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Exploring history in Asuka

Exploring history in Asuka

What? While Japan as a land exists for far longer than any evidence can show us, Japan as an entity, a state if y...

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Mount Shiraga

Mount Shiraga

What? To cite Hiking in Japan , “Mt. Shiraga is a bald, rocky peak sandwiched between Sanda and Sasay...

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