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 Mameta-machi

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-Historic Sites 

 Mameta-machi near Hita Station is the area where the feature of the Edo Era is still left,so it is fun to walk along th...

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 Pleasure boats on the Mikuma River and Ukai

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-Seasonal Attractions 

 The Mikuma River flows across Hita City and is called the symbol of Hita.There are Hita hot-spring resorts along the ri...

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 Mount Fuji

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-Mountain View 

Mount Fuji is the most-loved mountain by the Japanese,it has been affecting Japanese cultures deeply since the old days ...

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 Fuji mountain climbing

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-Outdoor Activities 

Because Mount Fuji is high, general mountain climbing is limited to a certain season.It depends on a snow state of the y...

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 Nebuta Festival

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-Festivals 

It is a parade that people walk through the central street while they ring bells and drumsand push a huge festival car w...

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 Nebuta House Waratse

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-Culture 

It is a document museum next to Aomori Station.Four or five lantern cars which take part in the festival are shown in th...

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 Hirosaki Neputa Festival

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-Festivals 

Hirosaki Festival is called Neputa, which is different from the Aomori Nebuta Festival.In Hirosaki Festival, the attende...

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 Tsugaruhan Neputa-mura

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-Culture 

Tsugaru Neputa-mura is a tour facility located in front of Hirosaki Park.Besides displaying Hirosaki Neputa, making and ...

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 Osorezan

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-Culture 

The place where the souls of the dead gather Osorezan is located on the Shimokita Peninsulain the northernmost of Honshu...

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 Visitor Center

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-Culture 

The visitor center displays explanation of the Sanriku Coast and documents about the earthquake disaster.A visitor will ...

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 Cape Sukoton

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-Sea View 

Cape Sukoton is the northernmost cape of Japan.It offers nice views of the island called“Todojima” or the Sea Lion Islan...

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 Cape Sukai

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-Sea View 

Cape Sukai is located on the top end of the steep stairways.The cliff and the inlet are so beautiful and from the highly...

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 Cape Gorota

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-Sea View 

It is a 3-kilometer walk from the Cape Sukoton to the south.A vast panorama of 360-degrees can be enjoyed and also Mt. R...

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 Floating Ice Sightseeing Ship

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-Recreational Facilities 

Floating Ice Sightseeing Ship "Aurora" is possible to see the real floating ice of the Sea of Okhotsk on this boat.This ...

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 Cape Notoro

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-Sea View 

Cape Notoro is popular and the best spot of Abashiri shore for its position where tourists may observe the floating ice....

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 Momoiwa

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-Specific Nature 

Momoiwa is a typical tourist spot of Rebun Island and is a huge rock of 250meters high and like a peach.Its surrounding ...

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 Lake Kushu

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It is the northernmost lake of Japan.On the shore of the south side, wide marsh can be seen with a four-kilometer trail ...

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 Shiretoko Five Lakes

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Fantastic five-lake area in the primeval forest. It is a tourist attraction which tourists must see in Shiretoko.However...

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 Furepe Waterfall

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

The waterfall which oozes out of the foot a cliff called‘the tears of a young girl’and flows into the sea during which i...

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 Kamuiwakka Hot Water Fall

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Hot spring flows into the river, and the whole river becomes the hot spring.There are waterfalls in the upper river, and...

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 Cape Shiretko

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-Sea View 

 Cruise is the only way to reach the tip of the cape since it is closed to the public.Waterfalls, rivers and cliffs...

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 Cape Kamui

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-Sea View 

A trail leads to the lighthouse at the tip of the cape and lead to the tip into“ocean blue”.The tourists increase to see...

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 Cape Shakotan and Shimamui

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is the best ocean blue in the shore which I viewed in the northern sea.It is the suitable place for divers in Hokkaid...

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 Night Views from Mt. Hakodate

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-Othres 

Tourists can easily reach the top of the Mt. Hakodate by Ropeway.It has a unique geographical feature, that is, the down...

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 Motomachi

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-Historic Sites 

Many buildings of foreign architectural style remain here, as foreigners began to live heresince the opening of the port...

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 Red Brick Warehouse Street

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-Historic Sites 

At the bottom of the slope of Motomachi, there are old piers of Hakodate Port and Hakodatehas been developed around here...

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 Cape Tachimachi

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-Sea View 

Cape Tachimachi is a bluff headland which is located at the end of the east of the Mt.Hakodate.Tourists can reach the ca...

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 Goryokaku Fort

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-Historic Sites 

It is the pentagon-shaped ruins of a castle of the Western style which was once the center of Boshin Warat the end of th...

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 Okujodogahama

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-Sea View 

Okujodogahama is the highlight of the inlet , where there is a promenade along the sand bar....

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 Shiretoko Pass

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-Mountain View 

Shiretoko Pass is a mountain pass of 738 meters above sea level which connects Utoro town to Rausu town.The mountain pas...

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 Lake Rausu

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It is the biggest lake on Shiretoko which is near to Shiretoko Pass and six kilometers around it.It is visited by so few...

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 Hosooka Observatory

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-Specific Nature 

Hosooka Observatory is located in the east of the marshland.The Kushiro River and the marshland can be viewed from it.Mt...

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 Kottaro Viewpoint

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-Specific Nature 

It can be viewed from the Kottaro River where is a branch of the Kushiro Riverand many small marshes are here and there....

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 Rebun  Trekking

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is the highlight around this island....

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 Kushiro River Canoes

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-Outdoor Activities 

The Kushiro River is where primitiveness remains most in Japan.It is the river of Japanese canoeists` dreams due to no s...

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 Furano Ski Resort

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-Outdoor Activities 

Furano Ski Resort is one of the typical ski resorts in Japan.Various courses are provided to skiers from beginners to ad...

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 Hirafu Ski Resort

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-Outdoor Activities 

Hirafu Ski Rsort is the biggest one in Niseko,therefore there are various kinds of courses from beginners to senior uses...

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 Annupuri Ski Resort

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-Outdoor Activities 

Annupuri Ski Resort is a little gentle, even beginners can enjoy long cruising.A village of pension lodgings has been fo...

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 Ski slopes and outdoor sports in summer

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-Outdoor Activities 

There are a few ski slopes on the slope of Mt. Annupuri, among them Hirafu Ski Resort and Annupuri Ski Resortare bigger ...

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 Lake Shinsen

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-Outdoor Activities 

Lake Shinsen is plain with a trail around, and it will take about one and a half hoursto walk on it as a course.It is a ...

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 Hagurosan

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-Shrines  -Outdoor Activities 

Hallowed ground of the mountaineering asceticism includes the Hagurosan areain a central station of Dewa Sanzan to colle...

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 Gassan

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-Shrines  -Outdoor Activities 

The beautiful mountain may be called the symbol of Yamagata Prefecture.It takes about 3 hours to climb up to the mountai...

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 Tsurumidai /Tsurui Ito Sanctuary

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-Specific Nature 

Tourists can observe the cranes which gather for food in winter.The cranes are big and beautiful, especially when they a...

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 Lake Mashu

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-Specific Nature 

The caldera Lake Mashu is one of the world`s clearest lakes. Getting close to the Lake is prohibited.It keeps its Scener...

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 Lake Kussharo

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-Specific Nature 

Lake Kussharo is the biggest caldera lake of Japan with a circumference of 57 km.There are many accommodations or souven...

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 Lake Shikaribetsu

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-Specific Nature 

Lake Shikaribetsu is in the east Daisetsu area of  Daisetsuzan National Park.Its altitude is 800m. It is the highest amo...

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 Kotan Festival

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-Festivals  -Seasonal Attractions 

Various outdoor activities are held in winter.An ice bar, outdoor baths on the frozen lake, an ice theater, cross-countr...

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 Shikaribetsu Ravine

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-Specific Nature 

Open Air Baths are dotted in the ravine of the virgin forest.It is the heaven for outdoor bath lovers.The access is only...

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 Mount Iozan

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-Mountain View 

Mt. Iozan is located between Lake Kussharo and Lake Mashu, its entire mountain is made of sulfur.Smoke of sulfur makes a...

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 Mount Asahidake

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-Mountain View 

Mount.Asahidake is the highest peak(2290 meters) of the Daisetsu area, and a symbolic volcano.Tourists can easily reach ...

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 Sounkyo /Mount Kurodake

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-Specific Nature  -Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Sounkyo is the deep V-shaped gorge constituted by sharpened lava. The precipice called”columnar joint” is seen along a r...

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 Daisetsu-kogen Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings)  -Outdoor Activities 

Daisetsu-kogen Onsen is located in the east of the Daisetsu area, the highest hot spring bath in Hokkaido, at 1,260m abo...

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 Tenninkyo Onsen

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-Specific Nature  -Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Tenninkyo is a hot spring resort where few tourists visit because of its inconvenience of access. However, it is a hidde...

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 Jigoku-dani (Hell Valley)

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-Specific Nature 

Jigoku-dani(Hell Valley) is a symbolic tour spot in Noboribetsu Onsen.Smoke of sulfur is everywhere on the surface of th...

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 Lake Oyunuma

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-Specific Nature 

Lake Oyunuma , which is the source of the Noboribetsu Onsen, is 20 minutes from Jigoku-dani(Hell Valley) on foot.The lak...

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 Oirase Stream

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Oirase Stream of 14 km is formed by the water from the Lake Towada.There are many waterfalls along the stream, the road ...

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 Mount Iwaki

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Mt. Iwaki is a volcano of 1625 meters above sea level which is the support of the people of Hirosakiand the target of wo...

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 Yagen Mountain Stream

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is known for the place of fresh green and colored leaves of 161 km from Osore-zan to the north.There are waterfalls, ...

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 Lake Juniko

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Because its access is the easiest in the Shirakami Mountains,it will be good even to visit here only if a tourist use th...

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 Anmon Waterfall

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Three big waterfalls flow from the Anmon, and the trail reach the ‘third waterfall’ firstly,then ‘the second waterfall’ ...

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 Forest trail of Shiragami

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

The trail is called Mini Shiragami through which people will easily know the beech forest of World Heritage.Tourists hav...

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 Hiking on the  Mountaintop

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a light, two-hour trail around the Hachiman Marsh near the mountaintop.The trail starts from the rest house which ...

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 Matsukawa Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Matsuka Onsen is a hot spring with three unique inns with outdoor baths and lodging facilities.It gets supports from the...

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 Toshichi Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Toshichi Onsen is a hot spring inn in the middle of Matsukawa Onsen to the Hachimantai mountaintop,which is the highest ...

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 Sannai-maruyam Remains

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-Historic Sites 

It is a remains of an ancient tribe 13000 years ago, located in the southwest of Aomori City.In the wide site there are ...

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 Samurai Residences

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-Historic Sites 

Visiting at the samurai residences is recommended in the season of cherry in blossom,but its good atmosphere lasts throu...

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 Kabazaiku Museum

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-Culture 

Artworks made of the bark of the cherry trees are called Kabazaiku,many kinds of fine artworks are shown in the museum.T...

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 Kanto Festival

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-Festivals 

The characteristic of this festival is its difficulty that people holdthe pole of 12 meters long, 50 kilograms weight, w...

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 Red brick local museum

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-Culture 

The previous red brick building of a bank is used as a museum.It is a good place to know about the history of entertainm...

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 Ando Miso Factory

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-Historic Sites 

It is a miso fermenting factory in Tamachi area of Kakunodate.It is a typical house of a business magnate in the Edo per...

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 Lake Onuma

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Lake Onuma is a big marsh  1 km down from Goshogake Onsen,and the trail of one round 40 minutes is maintained.It is fun ...

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 Lake Tazawa

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-Specific Nature 

Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan.It does not freeze in winter because of its depth, and the color of the surface...

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 Ryusendo Cave

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-Specific Nature 

The characteristic of the cave is its splendid color of subterranean pools.Especially, the third one is 98 meters deep o...

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 Mount Akita Komagatake

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Mount Akita Komagatake is a volcano by Lake Tazawa ,there is a parking lot on 8- gome of the mountain(Because of the roa...

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 Midagahara Marsh

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Midagahara is a marsh on the 8-gome of Mt. Gassan.It is possible to see a large number of alpine plants.You can enjoy a ...

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 Yudonosan

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-Temples  -Shrines  -Outdoor Activities 

Yudonosan Shrine is under 5 km of Gassan mountaintop, and it looks mysterious and profound in deep ravine,worship is per...

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 Zao Onsen Ski Resort

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-Onsen(Hot Spings)  -Outdoor Activities 

Zao Onsen ski Resort is located in the southeast of Yamagata City.Ski slopes and Zao Onsen have been developing with Ons...

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 Kurikoma Mountain Climbing

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

There are various trails to the mountaintop, yet, on the Sukawa-kogen( Highlands) in the middle,it is better to choose 4...

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 Lake Goshikinuma

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is on Urabandai-kogen , whose name means ‘A marsh of five colors’,because there are ponds of different colors here an...

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 Nikko Toshogu Shrine

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-Shrines 

NIkko Toshogu is a  Shrine used to worship the first general Tokugawa Ieyasu of the Edo periodwho has been defied.It is ...

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 Nikko Futaarasan Shrine

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-Shrines 

Nikko Futaarasan Shrine was founded 120 years ago as the beginning of Nikko,which is worshiped as the God of Marriage.It...

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 Taiyuin Mausoleum

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-Shrines 

It is the mausoleum of the third generation general, Tokugawa Iemitsu, located next to the Futaarasan Shrine.It is quiet...

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 Nyuto Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Nyuto Onsen is a hot spring area where unexplored hot springs are here and there in the deep forest of beeches,which see...

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 Kata Branch School

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-Historic Sites 

An unused elementary school has been preserved and is open to the public.It is a good chance to know about Japanese old ...

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 Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial

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-Historic Sites 

The Villa was used as a sanitarium of the Imperial Family.It is a wooden building surrounded by the beautiful garden in ...

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 Kanmanga-buchi

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

The back of Tamozawa Imperial Villa is a mountain stream, and it is very impressivethat several stone statues called “ O...

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 A walk to the Takino Shrine

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-Shrines  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a shrine in the deep forest of Toshogu Shrine and Taiyuin,whose quiet atmosphere compared with crowdedness of Tosh...

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 Lake Chuzenji

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-Specific Nature 

Lake Chuzenji is located at the foot of a volcano called Mount Nantai, the symbolic mountain in Nikko.It is the lake for...

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 Kegon Waterfall

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-Specific Nature 

The water of Lake Chuzenji falls 97 meters high, which makes a magnificent waterfall.The basin of a waterfall seen from ...

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 Akechidaira Observatory

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-Mountain View 

It is in the middle of the way from Nikko downtown to Lake Chuzenji , on which Mount Nantai, Lake Chuzenji ,Kegon Waterf...

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 The Italian Embassy Villa Memorial

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-Historic Sites 

The previous Italian Embassy Villa Memorial has now been revived and is open to the public.It is decorated with the peel...

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 Mount Hangetsu

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-Mountain View 

The mountain is located in the southern bank of Lake Chuzenji ,and the view of Mount Nantai and Lake Chuzenji seen from ...

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 Senjogahara

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-Outdoor Activities 

Senjogahara is a large damp plain located in the middle of way from Chuzenji Onsen to Nikko Yumoto Onsen,in case of the ...

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 Yutaki Waterfal

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-Specific Nature 

It is a waterfall in the southernmost of Lake Yunoko , standing in front of it is really wonderful.It is possible to see...

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 Ozegahara

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Ozegaharais a marshland occupying most of Oze which was formed 10000 years ago.Its skunk cabbages in spring, harmonies o...

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 Lake Ozenuma

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is at the east end of Ozegahara and one of the lakes in highlands in Japanwhich was formed by the volcanic eruption o...

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 Lake Ashinoko

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-Specific Nature 

Ashinoko is a caldera lake in the center the caldera  of Hakone volcano.The earth and sand by the eruption of Owakudani ...

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 Owakudani

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-Specific Nature 

Owakudani is the crater trace of a mountain collapse caused by the eruptionof a volcano approximately 3,000 years ago.Th...

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 Megane-bashi(Megane Bridge)

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-Historic Sites  -Outdoor Activities 

The 31meters high, 91 meters long brick-arched bridge is the biggest in Japanwhich is on the hiking trail of Apt-no-mich...

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 Moto-Hakone Sekibutsu/Sekito-gun

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-Historic Sites  -Outdoor Activities 

The important cultural property of the country along National Road No.1.There is a trail near a small pond called the Sh...

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 Hakone Hygrophyte Garden

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-Specific Nature 

It is a botanical garden where the plants that grow in the water damp ground, river or wetlands are seen.There are appro...

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 Lake Yamanakako

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-Specific Nature 

It is the biggest among the Fuji Five Lakes, in the southernmost of five-lake area.A great villas spread out, and sanita...

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 Lake Kawaguchiko

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-Specific Nature 

It is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and the only one with a train station, Kawaguchiko Station in its area,so it is very im...

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 Lake Saiko

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-Specific Nature 

It is in the middle of five lakes of Fuji, there are no big lodging facilities and pleasure boatsbut are some quiet camp...

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 Fuketsu, Hyoketsu

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-Specific Nature 

Fuketsu is a precious cave in geology which was formed by the lava of Mount Fuji eruption.It is a 200 meters long cave w...

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 Hakone old road hiking

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-Historic Sites  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a well-known trail to walk on the old road (Tokaido) of Hakone which is different from the current national highwa...

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 Aokigahara Sea of Trees

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It was once a lake which was filled by an explosion of Mount Fuji approximately 1,200 years ago.It is so large that once...

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 Kunosan Toshogu

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-Shrines 

Kunosan Toshogu is a shrine to enshrine  Tokugawa Ieyasu , the founder of the Edo Shogunate,tourists will be fascinated ...

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 Nihondaira

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-Specific Nature 

Nihondaira is a hill of 307 meters above sea level in the suburb of Shizuoka Citywhere the beautiful Mount Fuji can be s...

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 Toyako Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Toyako Onsen is a big hot spring resort along the Lake Toya.There are various kinds of hot spring hotels and the street ...

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 Yachigashira Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

It is a  huge hot spring building which is located at the bottom of Cape Tachimachi .There is an extra-large bathtub doe...

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 Yunokawa Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Yunokawa Onsen is a  hot spring resort which is near Hakodate Airport.Along the seashore, there are big hotels, luxuriou...

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 Sapporo Snow Festival

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-Festivals  -Seasonal Attractions 

The Snow Festival in particular is a big event in the winter.Different sizes of sculptures made of snow are lined up in ...

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 Sapporo Beer Garden

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-Food 

The Sapporo Beer Garden is the beer hall restaurant of Sapporo Beer which is one of eminent beer makers in Japan.It is a...

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 Morning Market

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-Food 

It is the biggest morning market in Japan where various kinds of products from seafood to agricultural products are sold...

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 Onuma Park

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-Specific Nature 

It is a park which is 20 kilometers north away from Hakodate. It has three lakes and a large volcano.There are many smal...

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 Shinsen Mart Auga

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-Food 

Local and tourists visit it where there are also restaurants.Prices here are reasonable.It is in the basement of a build...

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 Furukawa Market

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-Food 

It is an ordinary reasonable-price seafood market.If you buy a meal ticket at a fixed price,you can choose ingredients f...

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 Sukayu Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

The representative hot spring is in the middle of the way from Aomori to Mount Hakkoda toward the south.It is famous for...

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 Fukenoyu Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Fukenoyu Onsen is an inn of an unexplored hot spring in Mount Hachimantai area.The outdoor baths at this hotel are one o...

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 Goshogake Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Goshogake Onsen is one of the existing Japanese spas (balneotherapy that a visitor cooks meals on himself,stays at the h...

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 Tamagawa Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Tamagawa Onsen has 11 different qualities of hot spring, the strongest acid hot springsand the most quantity of water fr...

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 Risshaku-ji Temple(Yama-dera )

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-Temples 

Risshaku-ji is a temple made on the slope of the mountain for 860 years, called another name Yama-dera .It is a typical ...

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 Nikko Yumoto Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Niko Yumoto hot spring resort is located in the deepest site of Lake Chuzenji.It is convenient at all for sight-seeing o...

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 Sainokawara

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

The west side of the hot spring resort is the source of water welling up in the desert zone,the district is now the "Wes...

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 Dogashima

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-Sea View  -Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Dogashima is a hot spring resort in the center of West Izu,where  sea clifsf and  sea caves formed by the eruption of th...

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 Matsuzaki

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-Historic Sites 

Matsuzaki is the only plain town in mountainous West Izu, and the outer walls of the storehousesas the cityscape were ma...

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 Iwashina Elementary School

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-Historic Sites 

The building was an elementary school which was built in 1880,a combination of Japanese, Western and Chinese architectur...

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 Kamakura Snow Festival

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-Festivals  -Seasonal Attractions 

Kamakura Snow Festival is a traditional winter event in the snowy area of Tohoku and Niigata.Kamakura is a custom that p...

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 Kamakura Kan Museum

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-Culture 

It is a facility with a gallery where visitors can sense the traditional event "Kamakura" of Yokote throughout the year....

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 Morohashi’s Museum

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-Culture 

It is a private art museum of Teizo MorohaShi who ran a sports-goods company.The museum stores up approximately 350 artw...

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 Kitahama Station

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-Recreational Facilities 

Kitahama Station is the nearest to the Sea of Okhotsk.The floating ice can be seen from the station.The winter tourist t...

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 The Museum of Northern People

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-Culture 

It is a very important museum which helps to know the original people-Ainu of Hokkaido andthe world northern history and...

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 Norokko Train

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-Recreational Facilities 

The remarkable scenery which cannot be seen from cars or observatory can be seenfrom the Scenic Train as it runs along t...

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 Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium

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-Recreational Facilities 

The Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is a 90-meter long ski jump stadium where the World Cup of the Jumpis held every year.The...

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 Resort  Shiragami Train

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-Recreational Facilities 

It is a resort train from which the beautiful scene of the Sea of Japan can be seen,stopping at Juniko Station on the da...

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 Tetsudobunka-mura

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-Culture  -Recreational Facilities 

It is near Yokokawa Station of the JR Shinetsu Line and is the basic spot of the trail of Aputo-no-michi.As a railroad p...

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 Hakone Art Museum

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-Culture 

It is the small art museum of the Orient and Japanese ceramics, but there are a lot of preciousand important cultural pr...

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 Pola Museum of Art

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a museum displaying world modern artworks whose way of display gives a good feeling to visitors.It also has a walk...

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 Okada Musem

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-Culture 

Ukiyoe prints, ceramics and the showpiece of the first class goods.Admission is 2800yen.Though the admission is expensiv...

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 Chohachi Art Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is the art museum where the works of Chohachi of the Edo period incising "the iron pictures"on the wall to decorate w...

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 Osawa Onsen Outdoor bath

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

It is an outdoor bath of Osawa Onsen Village which is in a little inner side of the town of Matsuzaki.A large quantity o...

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 Utsunoya Pass Hiking

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-Historic Sites  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a hiking route going around the former stage of Former Tokaido Roadmade with the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu.And the m...

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 Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort

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-Onsen(Hot Spings)  -Outdoor Activities 

A Shinkansen station itself is a ski area, which makes it very convenient.It is used by many skiers because a one-day to...

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 Nozawa  public baths

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

13 public baths including Oyu, Shinyu and soon have been preservedby a rule called “Yunakama” since the Edo period.All 1...

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 Shiga-kogen  Hiking

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-Onsen(Hot Spings)  -Outdoor Activities 

Shiga-kogen is surrounded by mountains of 2000 meters above sea level,and there are more than 70 lakes and ponds, which ...

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 Shiga-kogen Ski Area

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-Onsen(Hot Spings)  -Outdoor Activities 

Shiga-kogen has a large number of slopes, the most ski resorts in Japan.Because the nature of the snow is that of the hi...

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 Snow Monkeys

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-Specific Nature  -Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Jigokudani-yaenkoen is a monkey park used to protect and observe wild monkeys.The humorous figure that monkeys soak in h...

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 Zenko-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Zenko-ji Temple has a history of about 1400 years. Everyone in Japan loved this temple.In the Edo period, people said, ”...

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 Togakushi Shrine

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-Shrines 

Togakushi Shrine is located at the base of Mount Togakushi and can be reached in 1 hour from Nagano city by bus.The 2 km...

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 Togakushi Forest Botanical Park

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a forest park close to the Togakushi Shrine,it is a nature paradise that can be enjoyed with gardens around forest...

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 Togakushi Ninpo Museum

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-Culture  -Recreational Facilities 

Togakushi is also known for a former Ninja village.This museum exhibits various items related to Ninja.It is in the rest...

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 Muroiwa Cave

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-Historic Sites 

In the hand-drilling quarry of the Edo period, there is a passage in a cave with the electricityand the cave is tasteful...

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 Matsushiro Town

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-Historic Sites 

Matsushiro Town has preserved its ancient historical buildings.It is located in the south of Nagano city, and can be rea...

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 Anzunosato(Apricot Village)

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-Specific Nature 

Anzunosato is located in Chikuma City which is in south from Nagano city.In April, all of apricot orchards are covered w...

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 Ubasute Rice Terraces

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-Specific Nature 

" Ubasute or Obasute” was an old practice of food shortage, of leaving the elderly people on a mountain to die.Locations...

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 Happoone Hiking

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-Outdoor Activities 

Happoone is a ridge and a tableland on a hillside of Mount Karamatsudake(2700m).The hiking trail will lead to Lake Happo...

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 Happoone Ski Area

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-Outdoor Activities 

Happoone is one of Japan`s largest ski resorts, and known as the venue forthe Alpine skiing competition of Nagano Winter...

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 Hakuba Ski Jump Stadium

    [  ]

-Recreational Facilities 

This stadium is adjacent with Happoone Ski Ground.A Large Hill and a Normal Hill are aligned side by side. A lift is wor...

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 Himekawa Headwaters Nature Park

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is on the north of Lake Aoki, and near the Sanosaka Ski Area.You can hike along pure spring waters, and see wild flow...

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 Kiyosato-kogen

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-Mountain View 

Kiyosato-kogen is the biggest resort of Mount Yatsugatake located at the southern foot of the highlandin the Mountain Ya...

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 Mishakaike Pond

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-Specific Nature 

Mishakaike Pond  is a reservoir for the use of agriculture near Okutateshina hot spring village.It is well known for the...

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 Gujo Dance

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-Festivals 

Gujo Dance has been continuing for 400 years, it is pleasant that anyone including tourists,local people becomes one cir...

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 Matsumoto Castle

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-Historic Sites 

This castle is one of four national treasure castles(Himeji Castle, Hikone Castle, Inuyama Castle) in Japan.The oldest T...

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 Nakamachi ・Nawate Streets

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-Historic Sites 

These streets will take the visitor back to the Edo period.Old black tiled houses and white joints in the wood supports ...

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 The Former Kaichi School

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-Historic Sites 

The school was built for elementary school about 150 years ago.This building was designed with western and Japanese mixe...

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 Spring Water

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-Historic Sites 

There is an abundance of ground water in the urban area of Matsumoto city.There are water canals to bring water for the ...

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 Aoni Rice Terraces

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The terraces are made with stone walls.There are also well-preserved Kayabuki(thatched) Roof Houses that were built duri...

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 Kaikoen

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-Historic Sites 

Kaikoen is Komoro Castle site, a castle usually is built on the hill for the defense throughout the world,yet, this cast...

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 Tsumago

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-Historic Sites 

In a former post town lasting approximately 1km along a little river terrace where the river forms the Tsumago,a series ...

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 Otsumago

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

In the south of Tsumago, old wooden private houses more than 100 years gather and form Otsumago.The atmosphere of the vi...

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 Magome

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

An old village was burnt down by a fire about 100 years ago, it was restored to the original state after that.The town a...

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 Jinbakami Observatory

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is the highest in the Magome village where the prospects of the Magome Streetand the beautiful Mount Ena nearby are p...

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 Toyota Factory

    [  ]

-Recreational Facilities 

It is an interesting experience that a tourist watches the production processof the world largest automobile manufacture...

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 Asuke

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-Historic Sites 

The charm of Asuke is  in the town, and the feature of the townwhich prospered as a stage of the town called Sanshu ever...

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 Korankei Ravine

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-Seasonal Attractions 

Korankei Ravine of Asuke is representative spot of red leaves in Tokai region.From the middle to the end of November ,Re...

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 Sanshu-asukeyashiki

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-Historic Sites 

It was reproduced with a residence of a rich farmer in 1930s as its model,where tourists can know about the lives of tha...

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 Iwamura Castle Ruins

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-Historic Sites 

It is the highest castle among the Japanese mountainous castles of 717m above sea level.It is really rare that one famil...

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 Iwamura town walking

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-Historic Sites 

The figure of a castle town built 700 years ago is in a small town among mountains.After a few blocks of streets, throug...

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 Inuyama Castle

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-Historic Sites 

Inuyamao Castle is one of the Japanese four major national treasure castles built in 1537.The Castle Tower built on the ...

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 Inuyama Castle Town

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-Historic Sites 

The castle and the outside of the castle surrounded by the moat is really beautiful.The atmosphere of the mall along the...

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 Urakuen

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-Historic Sites 

Urakuen is a Japanese garden in the east of Inuyama Castle.There are a tea-ceremony room of more than 400 years and some...

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 Isobe Residence

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-Historic Sites 

Isobe residence is a traditional deep building of an old merchant's family.There are a storehouse and the exhibition roo...

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 Dondenkan

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-Historic Sites 

Four festival cars of 8 meters high used at the festival are shown.It is an attraction that a day of the festival is sho...

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 Hakurankan

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-Historic Sites 

Because it demonstrates the Gujo dance,it is interesting to learn here if you are going to participate in a dance....

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 Sample work

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-Culture 

We think that you have seen the samples of the menu in the shop window of the restaurants in Japan.The precise, real men...

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 Walking in the town

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-Historic Sites 

There are streets remaining with traditional houses, Kamicho and Shimocho in the center of the castle town,developed as ...

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 Higashiyama Area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

When a castle town was built in the old days, temples and shrine were move and built on the hill fieldwhich was said to ...

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 Takayama-jinya

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-Historic Sites 

Jinya was government office in the Edo period, where various rooms at that time remain,and visitors can know some part o...

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 Yataikaikan

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The real stand used at the Takayama Festival is displayed here,tourists can watch the state of the Takayama Festival on ...

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 Kusakabe Folk Art House

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is an old private house, through its structure and the space beauty,it may be called the collection of the techniques...

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 Yoshijima Residence

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It was an old brewing maker, and, as for the beautiful wooden residence,the figure of the representative merchant's fami...

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 Hidatakayama-Machino Museum

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a museum which helps know the history and lives of Takayama.Visit is free of charge....

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 Hida-kokubunji

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-Temples 

Hida-kokubunji is said that a gate moved from Takayama Castle, a three-storied towerand a ginkgo tree of 1200 years old ...

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 Hidanosato

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-Historic Sites 

Hidanosato is in the suburb of Takayama, which was an old precious private house of a rafter roof relocated and rebuilt....

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 Takayama Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

The festival was originated in the sixteenth or seventeenth Century,which is separated into two, spring festival and aut...

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 Hirayu Onsen

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-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Hirayu Onsen was an unexplored hot spring resort on the highlandof 1250 meters above sea level in old days,but it had be...

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 Amidagataki Waterfall

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-Specific Nature 

Amidagataki is a waterfall of 60meters high to the basin from the waterfallon the routes from Gujo Hachiman to Takayama ...

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 Hirayu-otaki Waterfall

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-Specific Nature 

Hirayu-otaki is a waterfall of 64meters high, within a 30-minute walk reach from Hirayu Onsen.The figure of the winter w...

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 Truck Train

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

The railway built for the material transportation of the electric power company formerly is now used for sightseeing.The...

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 Kurobe Dam

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is the biggest arch-type dome-shaped dam in Japan of 186 meters high, 492 meters long,which was built overcoming much...

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 Murodo

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-Mountain View 

Murodo is a plateau of 2450 meters above sea level on the way of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route,and the basic spot getting...

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 Mikurigaike Pond

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-Mountain View 

Mikurigaike is the most beautiful crater lake in the Northern Alps region , located a 10-minute walk awayfrom the Murodo...

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 Shomyo Water fall

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-Specific Nature 

A four-stepped waterfall, it has the biggest drop of 350 meters, 500 meters in spring,and is designated as the national ...

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 Chuson-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The temple was built by the Fujiwara Family for praying for peaceful Utopia of Buddhism in the twelfth century.It is dot...

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 Motsu-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a temple built in the twelfth century erection in the south of Chuson-ji Temple.Though it was burnt down, "Jodo Ga...

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 Takkoku-iwaya

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-Temples 

Takkoku-iawaya is a temple painted in red located under the cliff of 35meters high 6 km to southwest of Chuson-ji.There ...

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 Mount Showa-shinzan

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-Mountain View 

M.t Showa-shinzan is a new volcano which formed in 1943 with a dome shape and 290 meters above sea level.Shinzan means a...

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 Mount Usu

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-Mountain View 

Mt.Usu is an active volcano which erupts once in several decades .Mt.Showa-shinzan is a mountain which is formed at the ...

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 Mount Hakkoda

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-Mountain View 

Ropeway Station is in the middle toward the Sukayu hot spring from the Aomori cityand it is a large panorama to be able ...

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 Zuigan-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The typical temple of Tohoku was built in 1609 by Date Masamune who was a ruler of this area.It is a temple but, in fact...

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 Entsu-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Entsuuji Temple is next to Zuigan-ji Temple.The quiet atmosphere of the garden is really wonderful.Though Seeing cherry ...

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 Hiking along the Lake Yunoko

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a three km trail going around the lake from Nikko Yumoto Onsen.It is worth recommending because you can walk aroun...

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 Oze Hiking Courses

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

Commonly-used tourist courses.The tourists using the hiking courses have to stay at least one night unless they take a n...

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 Odaiba Observatory

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-Sea View 

It is an observatory at the tip of a small peninsula in the middle of the trailand Jodogahama Beach can be seen three-di...

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 Fukuura Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is an island in the middle of Matsushima Bay.A bridge extends to the island and a beautiful view is seen on the islan...

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 Godaido

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-Historic Sites 

Godaido is a hall next to the pier bridge and the symbol of Matsushima.It was built in 1604, and now is an important cul...

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 Oshima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a small island a 10-minute walk away from the pier bridge.It is healing, as the number of visitors is so few.The w...

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 Kanrantei

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-Historic Sites 

Kanrantei is a typical Japanese tea house.kanran means the“place to view ripples on water”, so the sea views from the ho...

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 Chichi-jima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Chichi-jima is the central island of the Ogasawara Islands.A ship from Tokyo arrives here.It is the highlight of Ogasawa...

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 Omura Beach

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is the simplest beach near Futami Port where facilities are set....

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 Miyanohama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

The beautiful shore of the bow shape facing Ani-jima Seto.Many coral reefs grow and a lot of tropical fish live underwat...

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 Anijima-seto Marine Park

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a small island located to the north of Chichi-jima Island, which is accessible by boat or canoe.It is the spot for...

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 Observatory on Mt .Mikazuki

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

On the popular sunset observatory, the bleaching of the whale can be seen....

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 Copepe Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Copepe Beach is sea of rich coral and lots of fishes are suitable for a snorkel....

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 Kominato Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

The beach of a white sand is suitable to swim barefoot because it is shallow.The wave is quiet in the inlet, too...

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 Nakayama Pass

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Nakayama Pass is a good place to see the splendid view of the West Coast of Chichi-jima Island.It must be included in th...

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 John Beach

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

John Beach is the shore of limestone in the south of Chichi-jima Island with a lot of reefs. ...

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 Minami-jima(South Island)

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Minami-jima is a small island to the south of Chichi-jima Islandwhere you can go only accompanied by a tour guide.Such a...

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 Haha-jima Island

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-Sea View 

Haha-jima is long from the north to the south, and a quiet island covered with subtropical trees.It is a diving spot whe...

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 Manazuru Hiking trail

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Manazuru is a small peninsula, so if you take enough time, it is good to hike from JR Manazuru Station,or choose a hikin...

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 Iwachi・ Ishibu・ Kumomi

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a group of beach at the small inlet on the West Izu shore.There are many popular beaches on the Izu Peninsula, but...

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 Ushitsuki Rock

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Ushitsuki Rock is in fact two rocks on the offshore of the Kumomi shore,and a Shimenawa or Shinto straw festoon is put b...

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 Senganmon

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It takes 15 minutes to walk on a small pass from Kumomi to Senganmon,which is a huge rock of 30 meters high with a tunne...

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 Mount Eboshi

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a mountain of 163 meters above sea level extending out in the sea of the Kumomi village.The beautiful shore of Kum...

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 Cape Iro

    [  ]

-Sea View 

This cape is the beauty spot at the southernmost cape of the Izu Peninsulawhere a panorama of the magnificent Pacific in...

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 Hirizohama Inlet

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is the most transparent inlet in Japan where it is possible to get by boatfrom Nakagi Village near the inlet only in ...

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 Cape Ai-Ai

    [  ]

-Sea View 

This cape is a superb view spot for overlooking the sea, various islands and the cliffs.The silhouette of the setting su...

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 Cape Hagachi

    [  ]

-Sea View 

This cape is a valuable place where the wild monkeys is seen the shore.300 monkeys gather in the beautiful inlet located...

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 Meiken Onsen

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Meiken Onsen is an unexplored hot spring a 15-minute walk away from Keyakidaira Station,the terminal of the truck train ...

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 Kanetsuri Onsen

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Kanetsuri Onsen is a hot spring located in the neighborhood of Kanetsuri Station along the truck train railway,where the...

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 Matsuyama Castle

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Matsuyama Castle is on the mountaintop of Mount Shiroyama of 132 meters above sea level in the center of Matsuyama City....

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 Dogo Onsen main building

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Dogo Onsen main building is a wooden building in the center of Dogo Onsenand has been used as a public bath house since ...

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 Yamaga Lantern Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals  -Culture 

This summer festival is held on August 15, 16, for two days,which is inherited by the inhabitants of Yamaga City from th...

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 Jigoku Tour

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

It is tour to go round Chinojigoku(Hell of Blood), Tatsumaki-jigoku(Hell of Tornado), Umi-jigoku(Hell of Sea),Shiraike-j...

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 Kannawa Onsen Mushiyu

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Mushiyu(Steam bathing) is a public bathhouse in Kannawa Hot Springs.The people lie on a floor which is heated by the emi...

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 Takegawara Onsen Public Bathhouse

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

It has the longest history, which is run by the Beppu Municipal government.Tourists may feel nostalgic plentifully throu...

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 Ibusuki Onsen

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Ibusuki Onsen is said that there are 500 hot springs with abundant water in the city,and a lot of various inns are lined...

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 Saraku

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Saraku is a municipal sand bath facility which everyone can use.It is the center of hot spring downtown, and pick-up bus...

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 Hodosan Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Mount Hodosan means a mountain of treasure in Japanese, it is full of worshipers for divine favor.In addition, Okumiya i...

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 Myozen-ji Temple

    [  ]

-Temples 

Myozen-ji Temple is a temple founded in 1748, and the roof all thatched temple is rare in Japan.Among them, five-storied...

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 Shirakawa-hachiman Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Shirakawahachiman is a small shrine in the deepest part of the Shirakawa-goand is where the Doburoku Festival is held in...

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 Kumano Hongu-taisha

    [  ]

-Shrines 

There are many Kumano Shrines all over the country  and this one is the head temple.the shrine itself is relatively new ...

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 Kumano Nachi-taisha

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a hallowed ground built for nature worship of the waterfall of Nachi nearby as the Godwhich is located in Nachikat...

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 Nachi Water Fall

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is a waterfall with a fall of 133 meters, the width of 13 meters and the depth of the basin of 10 meters.It is the bi...

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 Kumano Hayatama-taisha

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is in Shingu City neighboring Nachi-katsuura and it is the only one in the downtown among three shrines,whose green m...

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 Kamikura Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is shrine where a huge rock called Gotobiki is worshiped as the Godand it is accessible from Hayatama-taisha on foot,...

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 Kinbusen-ji Temple

    [  ]

-Temples 

It is a mountain temple on a ridge of Mount Yoshino, built for monks practicing asceticism.Tourists are fascinated by 68...

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 Yoshimizu Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is the shrine where the Imperial Court of the Emperor was set in the 14th century.Though small, it played a very impo...

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 Todai-ji Temple

    [  ]

-Temples 

Todai-ji Temple is the symbol of Nara,where there is the Hall of Daibutsu or the Great Buddha of the world biggest woode...

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 Shosoin

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Shosoin was the warehouse of Todai-ji Temple.It is one of the important constructions along with Todai-ji Temple in Nara...

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 Kasuga Taisha Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Kasuga Taisha is a shrine founded in 768 in hope of the prosperity of the capital.The conspicuously outstanding shrine p...

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 Itsukushima Shrine

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Itsukushima Shrine is famous for big red Torii which seems totally to float in the sea when the tide of the sea rises.We...

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 Hokoku Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

the wooden building of a huge pillar and a five-storied Pagoda are the characteristic,and it is masculine in contrast to...

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 Izumo Taisha

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Izumo Taisha is said to be the Japanese oldest Shinto shrine,there are 23 shrines around the main shrine and the huge Sh...

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 Kenrokuen

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Kenrokuen is the Japanese garden built for a long time by Maeda Family who governed this area more than 400 years ago.Tr...

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 Kaga yuzen Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

Kaga yuzen is a traditional high-quality kimono Kanazawa.Because it is possible to display, to experience dyeing and to ...

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 Higashi-chayamachi

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

As for Chayamachi, it is like current cafe or restaurant street, shopsprovide Japanese green tea and cakes are called Ch...

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 Shima

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Shima is in Higashi-chayamachi, where various articles used in the old days in a teahouse are displayed.It is designated...

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 Yasue gold leaf industrial arts house

    [  ]

-Culture 

Kanazawa is a town of producing gold leaf which produces the most of the Japanese gold leaf products.Yasue (1898-1997), ...

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 Gyokusenen

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Gyokusenen is a Japanese garden near the Kenrokuen Garden with a tea house in it,where tourists can experience the tea c...

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 Samurai Residence of Terashima-kurando

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

There is a beautiful small Japanese garden in the residence and it is a tea room too.A tourist can have a relaxing time ...

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 Kazuemachi-chayamachi

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

This teahouse is close to Higashi-chayamachi, but it is quieter than there,and the scene along the river is very charmin...

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 Nagamachi Samurai Residence Street

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Trace of the house of the samurai remains in the Naga-machi samurai residence nearby,located near the Kanazawa Castle si...

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 Samurai Residence of Nomura Family

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is the only samurai residence for the visitors to be allowed to enter, in Naga-machi,where the typical residence of t...

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 Ashigaru Archives Hall

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Ashigaru means a common soldier of lower-class samurai,who lived a poor life unlike a higher-class samurai.This museum w...

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 Shinise Memorial Hall

    [  ]

-Culture 

The building of an old drugstore becomes the museum.It is interesting to understand the state of the drugstore of the Ed...

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 Oumicho Market

    [  ]

-Food 

It is the biggest market in Kanazawa which gets close to the citizens like a kitchen.It is in the center of the city, be...

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 Kongo-buji Temple

    [  ]

-Temples 

On seeing the roof of cypress barks, various rooms, pictures on sliding paper doors and the garden,a visitor will be ove...

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 Okunoin Temple

    [  ]

-Temples 

It is a path of 2 km long from Ichinohashi Bridge to Kukai Mausoleum.A path among the huge trees of the cedar, in overwh...

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 Reihokan Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

Reihokan is the treasure building of the national treasures,such as the Buddhist paintings as the important cultural pro...

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 Okayama Korakuen Garden

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Korakuen Garden is adjacent to Okayama Castle, and there are Enyoutei which was a living room of the Daimyo,a noh (talen...

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 The Naked Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

It is a festival of magnificent customs to be held in Saidai-ji Temple of Okayama City on third Saturday of February eve...

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 Inujima-seirenjo Art Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is an art museum on Inujima Island of around ten minutes from the Okayama Port by ship.The museum was made with the r...

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 The Sand Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

The Sand Museum is the only art museum in the world displaying a sculpture "Sand Statue"made of only sand and the water ...

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 Ancient Izumo History Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is the museum where visitors can feel ancient Japan and the mythical world of Izumo.The excavations such as the model...

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 Old-taisya Station

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a deserted JR station building with a rare shrine style of wooden constructionwhich is designated as the important...

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 Ichibata Train

    [  ]

-Othres 

This line is Nostalgic trains from Izumo City to Izumo Taisha Shrine,it is fun to go around by the local train....

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 Hinomisaki Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

The shrine, built at the entrance of the Hinomisaki Lighthouse and painted in red is beautiful.Ise Shrine is one for pro...

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 Konpiragu Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a shrine of combination of Shinto with Buddhism and the guardian angel of the traffic on the seasbut it was the gu...

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 Hagi  Samurai Residence

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The eaves of old samurai residences are linked together from the outer moat of old Hagi Castleto the outer side of the C...

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 Hagi Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

Hagi Museum is a suitable place to know the history of Hagi.It is a good choice to know something about the bush clover ...

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 Kanamaruza

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Culture 

Kanabaruza is the oldest Japanese playhouse which was developed as then entertainmentfor the people visiting Konpiragu S...

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 Shimanami Kaido

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Shimanami Kaido is a road of 70 km long crossing a few bridges in the Seto Inland Seafrom Onomichi City of Hiroshima Pre...

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 Towel Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

In the art museum, tourists can visit the production process and see the product of the Imabari Towel,they can buy the p...

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 Techs-Port Imabari

    [  ]

-Culture 

Techs-Port Imabari is a good exhibit space to know about the production process and history of the Imabari Towelthe same...

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 Futamigaura

    [  ]

-Sea View 

At the east shore of Ise City a sand bar and the couple rock that form a line to snuggle up become the tourist attractio...

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 Itoyama Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Mount Itoyama is the start spot of Shimanami Kaido in the Imabari side.It is an observatory spot where Kurushima Channel...

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 Kurushima Channel  Boat

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Kurushima Channel is one of the Japan's three biggest channels of rapid tide along with Naruto Channel, Kanmon Channel.T...

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 Kirosan Observatory Park

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is an Observatory of 308 meters above sea level on the mountaintop of Mount Kirosan on Oshima Island.On the Observato...

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 Murakami Suigun Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

Murakami Suigun (Water Forces) was a Pirate family called the Daimyo of the Seawho sailed through the Seto Inland Sea fr...

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 Isaniwa Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a shrine where a red main shrine and the corridor surrounding main shrine are beautiful.Though there are 135 steps...

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 Bochan Gimmick Clock

    [  ]

-Culture 

Matsuyama becomes the stage of the novel of  Natsume Soseki with title of Bochan Gimmick Clock,Natsume Soseki is a well-...

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 Yokaichi-gokoku District

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a 600 meters long street where traditionally made houses and mansions of the business magnates of that timelink on...

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 Uchikoza

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Culture 

Uchikoza is a theater of two-storied wooden construction with Japanese tradition built in 1916.Performances are carried ...

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 Mokuro document museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is the luxurious house and museum of the Haga family who was the largest wax supplier in Japan.Kamihaga had ten build...

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 Omori Warosoku shop

    [  ]

-Culture  -Shops 

It is a traditional Japanese candle production shop that has been protecting the tradition of the making of Japanese can...

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 Business and living Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a house of an old medicine dealer, here visitors can know the living of the then merchant's family, too.Wax figure...

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 Machiya document museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a museum of a merchant's family of the Edo period, too,and the living articles and agricultural machinery are disp...

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 Ikazaki Kite Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

Uchiko is popular for the Great Kite Contest in Japan, kites not only of Japan but also from all over the worldare displ...

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 Meiji-mura

    [  ]

-Recreational Facilities 

Meiji -mura is the big outdoor museum which collected 60 genuine buildingsof the Meiji period on the very large site.The...

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 Little World

    [  ]

-Recreational Facilities 

The little world is an outdoor Museum of Ethnology which features the theme of a world house and living.It is mainly div...

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 Bullfighting

    [  ]

-Seasonal Attractions  -Culture  -Recreational Facilities 

The bullfighting of Uwajima is like that two bulls fight in a ring of 20 meters diameter,and the one who escapes first i...

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 Ushioni Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Ushioni is a festival car covered with hemp palm or red cloth and a cow modelled the neck and head of the ogreand a swor...

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 Warei Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is famous for its three number ones in Japan.The first one is the biggest Torii in Japan, the second one is the mask ...

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 Hakata Dontaku Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Hakata Dontaku Festival is held annually during the May 3rd of the Golden week.The festival is celebrated for about 4 da...

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 Gion Yamakasa Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Gion Yamakasa is a festival in Hakata in Fukoaka that is celebrated annually from July 1st to 15th.It is said to be a tr...

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 Sennenmon

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The Thousand Years Gate is the entrance that leads to Hakata templeswhere visitors can see the Hakata historical area of...

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 Traditional Craft Center

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a craft museum that exhibits the Fukuoka traditional crafts in the house of the old merchant.It is not only for de...

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 Machiya Furusatokan

    [  ]

-Culture 

It shows the traditional daily life, history and culture of Fukuoka city in Meiji and Taisho period,focusing especially ...

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 Hakozaki Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

The Hakozaki shrine is a place where Japanese worship the divine protector Kami Hachiman (God of Eight Banners).It is a ...

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 Nara Park

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is a symbolic park of Nara, where the scene that wild deer graze grassin the central park of the town can only be see...

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 Takachiho Gorge

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

Takachiho Gorge is a gorge of 80 meters as its average height.It is a waterfall falling on the part of the river where T...

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 Amanoiwato Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a legendary shrine where the high position among Japanese Gods called Amaterasu Omikamigrieved for too violent act...

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 Amanoyasu-kawara

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Amanoyasu-kawara is a cave 10 minutes of walk away from the Amanoiwato Shrine,which is full of mysterious atmosphere. It...

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 Takachiho Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines  -Culture 

Takachiho Shrine does not look gorgeous at all, but make visitors feel the atmosphere of old days.Trees of over 1000 yea...

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 Kushifuru Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a small shrine, but it is mysteriously charming with its quietness and solemnness.The sculpture of the shrine is w...

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 Suwa Ravine

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

Views seen from the bridge set up in the ravine with strange-shaped rocks are lineand a trai neatly constructed along th...

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 Tenjindaira of Mt.Tanigawadake

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

Mt. Tanigawadake is a mountain area 2000 meters long in Gunma Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture,and famous for its grand...

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 Ichinokurasawa

    [  ]

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Ichinokurasawa is the popular of the Japanese rock climber with steep vast rock cliffs of Mt.Tanigawadake.The difficulty...

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 Mount Kusatsu Shirane

    [  ]

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a volcano of 2160 meters located in the border with Nagano Prefecture with a beautiful crater lake on the mountain...

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 Naeba Ski Resort

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

Naeba is one of the large scale ski areas in Japan where there is an altitude differenceand there are many sky slopes.In...

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 Kagura Ski Resort

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

The Kagura area is of high altitude and a large ski area which can be usedfrom the end of November to the end of May.It ...

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 Takamine-kogen

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

Takamine-kogen is a vast highlands of 2,000meters above sea level, colorful alpine plants are in sight long the trailand...

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 Kitayatsugatake Ropeway

    [  ]

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is located at the north end of Mount Yatsugatake,the Alpine view seen from the mountaintop station of 2237 meters abo...

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 Miyazaki Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Miyazaki Shrine is in prefectural seat Miyazaki City of Miyazakiand the Jimmu Emperor considered as the first emperor wa...

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 Yusentei Park

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Yusentei Park is a Japanese garden which was created as a villa for the feudal lord in the mid-Edo period.The visitor ca...

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 Genko Museum

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Genko Museum is famous for its manuscript of the Mongol empire invasion in the middle ages.It also exhibits artilleries ...

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 Hakata Ramen

    [  ]

-Food 

Fukuoka is also famous its Ramen.Although there are noodle stands everywhere, especially Nakasu is the largest downtown ...

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 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was bombed by an atomic bomb.Documents and photographs of the damage by an atomic bomb,a par...

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 Nagasaki Peace Park

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is from the Atomic Bomb Museum, a monument is built here and naturally becomes the Peace park.It was said that tree a...

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 Oura Church

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a Catholic church and an existing oldest wooden Gothic building in Japan which was built in 1865.The official name...

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 Glover Mansion

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Glover Mansion was built in 1863 where a Scottish businessman called Thomas Brake Glover once lived.It is the oldest one...

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 Twenty-six Martyrs Museum

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

In the Medieval Ages, Japan prohibited the Christianity.However, many people believed in the Christianity surreptitiousl...

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 Mount Inasa

    [  ]

-Othres 

It is a mountain in the west of Nagasaki with 300 meters high of sea level.The area is a park, also the landmark of Naga...

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 Meganebashi Bridge

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is the oldest arched stone bridge in Japan.Tourists may feel history through walking along the banks of River Nakashi...

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 Yachiyoza

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Yachiyoza is a playhouse built by the businessmen of Yamaga.It is a splendid traditional theater which has classical sty...

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 Sakurayu

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-Onsen(Hot Spings)  -Historic Sites 

Sakurayu was started 370 years ago, which is the biggest public bathhouse of the architecture of the Edo period in Kyush...

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 Chiyonosono Beverages

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Food 

It was founded in 1896. Customers may try it before buying.Near it, there is a unique building built 150 years ago which...

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 Kikuchi Castle

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a historic park recovered from the castle site built 1300 years ago.The octagonal tower, warehouse and barracks ar...

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 Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Frankly, it is difficult to introduce the facility.Toward the end of World War Two, a kind of suicide attack that planes...

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 Hotarukan or Tomita Dining Hall

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Food 

It was a small dining hall next to the flying ground of the Special Attack Unit in World War II.It was a dining hall for...

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 Chiran Samurai residences

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The area of samurai residences with the hedges and stone walls of the Edo period remains unchanged.The characteristic is...

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 Suishakarakuri

    [  ]

-Culture  -Recreational Facilities 

The waterwheel works are the mechanism puppet plays that perform the power of a waterwheel.It is a precious folk enterta...

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 Chiran Neputa Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Seven fan-shaped Neputa with heroic pictures of samurai of 5 meters highand 4 meters in combat painted on their surfaces...

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 Chiran Tea Plantation

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

Chiran is famous as a production area of Japanese tea, and there are a few hills on which tea plantation,the scenery of ...

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 Yokoya Ravine

    [  ]

-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

Yokoya Ravine is popular as a spot of colored leaves in the ravine where the bedrock of the mountain streamand small wat...

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 Snow Corridor

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

Along the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, it is the heaviest snowfall areawhere the accumulation of snow is 10 to 20 meter...

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 Kakizore Ravine

    [  ]

-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a V-shaped ravine formed by the erosion of the river.Tourists can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall and rapid stre...

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 Daishoin Temple

    [  ]

-Temples 

Buddha statues and stone statues of various expressions are seen after a 10-minute walkon the slope from the Itsukushima...

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 Tahoto Pagoda

    [  ]

-Temples 

t is a unique tower of 16 meters high with cylindrical upper parts, square lower parts and a pyramid roof.It is not allo...

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 Momijidani Park

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

The park is a place of relaxation for clean red leaves in autumn, and it is fun to play with wild deer.A bus runs from t...

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 Mount Misen

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a mountain of 535 meter above sea level in the central part of Miyajima,and the mountain itself has been the objec...

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 Hinomisaki Lighthouse

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Hinomisaki is a cape at the westernmost tip of the Shimane Peninsula.The Hinomisaki Lighthouse here is 43.65 meters high...

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 Dogo Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is reachable from the Saigo Port. Here is Oki Airport, too.It is the largest island in Oki Islands, a circular volcan...

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 Candle Rock

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a strangely-shaped rock of 20 meters high,it seems to be piled up at sunset which looks like a candle being lighte...

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 Jodogaura

    [  ]

-Sea View 

An inlet spreads out along the shore, and a trail is prepared,it is a good hiking trail while seeing the eroded beach.Th...

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 Shirashima Shore

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is the origin of the name that rocks constituting the shore are white.The islands of different sizes are scattered he...

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 Dankyo Waterfall

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is a mysterious scene that two waterfall run down from the two side of the shrine on the rock cliff.Walking on the tr...

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 Lake Shinji

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

Lake Shinji is said to be the symbol of Matsue.People come over to appreciate the setting sun from the shore.A promenade...

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 Fukuura Tunnel

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

There were two shelters through the cliff of the shore, which were then dug with a chisel and became tunnels.Tourists wi...

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 Nishinoshima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is the central part of Dozen Island, and attractive for the caldera topographyand the changeable shore topography wit...

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 Kuniga Coast

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is affected strongly by the erosion of the Sea of Japan, so cliffs, precipices and cavesextend to the east and west f...

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 Matengai

    [  ]

-Sea View 

The vast precipice is 257meters high as if it is cut with a huge knife perpendicularly and is one of the best sea cliff ...

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 Tsutenkyo

    [  ]

-Sea View 

The rock like a bridge called ‘Tsutenkyo ’ is formed in the central part of the huge rock by the erosion,leading to the ...

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 Akao Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is on a peninsula in the southwest of Kuniga Coast, and the view seen form the topmakes feel the large scale of the e...

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 Akekurenoiwaya

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a sea cave and a sea tunnel of 200 meters long. It is the biggest in the East Asia.A sightseeing boat can enter th...

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 Onimai Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is in the southwestern part of the island and on the observatory the inner seaand the outer sea of the caldera are se...

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 Akiya Shore

    [  ]

-Sea View 

The contrast of the red sheer cliff and the sea is beautiful.It is the highlight of Nakanoshima. Various volcanic ejecta...

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 Nakanoshima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Nakanoshima Island is unusual that not only the wonderful shoreline beauty but also rural scenerycan be seen on the isla...

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 Chiburijima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Chiburijima Island is the smallest among four islands in the southwestern part of Dozen Islands.It is the caldera sea be...

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 Sekiheki

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Sekiheki is a highlight of Chiburijima Island where a cliff of the chestnut brown extends.The dramatic scene at sunset i...

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 Hagi Castle town area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

This area is a district of samurai residences in the central part of the city,where residences of white walls and the bl...

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 Kikuya House,Kubota House

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

They are house of big merchants located in the castle town area.The construction is overwhelming....

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 Hiyako area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Hiyako area is a street where a long earthen wall extends and the acute angle twists to the cityscape.It is an area in t...

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 Horiuchi area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

This area is composed of old Hagi ruins of the castle site and the open samurai residences,where a Daimyo of high level ...

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 Hagi Castle Site

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Not only the ruins of the castle but also the moats remain.It is now a park for having break....

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 Kikuga Hama Shore

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is the shore facing the Sea of Japan with white sand extending to the far, the transparent sea is impressive.The moun...

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 Mount Akahage

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Mount Akahage is a round mountain of 324 meters above sea level on the top of which not only Oki Islandsbut also the mai...

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 Kankakei

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

Kankakei is a valley of 7 km long from the east to the west, 4 km long from the north to the south,located in the centra...

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 Angel Road

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a road that appears twice a day from the sea at the time of ebb tide.It is a romantic place where a couple of love...

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 Ikikoku Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

The museum shows precious ancient Japanese documents.It is a pleasure to watch a movie here, though it is a mysterious e...

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 Haranotsuji Site

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Harunotsuji Site is an ancient site next to the Ikikoku Museum.The Excavation is being recovered....

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 Hakata Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a beach on Hakatajima Island. It is the sand bar beach at the entrance,but at the sleeve of Hataka Bridge there is...

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 Tatarashimanami Park

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is the park at one end of the Tatara big bridge whichi is the best cable stayed bridge(different in structure from a ...

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 Oyamazumi Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a simple shrine in Omishima Island without affectation, but the front shrine and the surrounding corridorgive off ...

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 Tsutsukihama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

The white sand, transparent sea and the scene of beach on fine days with 600 meters long coastline are memorable.That is...

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 Ohama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

This beach is well-known for windsurfing.There are few swimmers on Ohama Beach compared with the Tsutsukihama Beach.Visi...

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 Nishikihama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Nishikihama Beach is also a beautiful beach of white sand.The transparency of the sea does not lose the southern islands...

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 Kuyoshihama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a 500-meter-long beach to the southwest of Ashibe Port.It is also a beach with a vast sand dune behind it,the harm...

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 Saruiwa Rock

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Saruiwa Rock is a 45-meter-high rock at the tip of Kurosaki Peninsula in the west of Iki Island.It has such a name becau...

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 Kurosaki Battery Site

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

With the trace of the fortress under the ground, visitors can watch a huge hole.It is just next to the Saruiwa Rock, it ...

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 Oninoashiato

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Oninoashiato is big hole of 53 meters diameter in Makizaki to the west of Iki Island,which is formed by the erosion of t...

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 Danjiri Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Danjiri is a festival car of Kansai Region, which has 300 years of history and features a pillar support a roof in dual ...

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 Sakyobana

    [  ]

-Sea View 

At the shore where a cliff of 1 km leads to,the rock of the columnar joint is seen here and there....

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 Takenotsuji

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Takenotsuji is the highest observatory of 313 meters of sea level on Iki Island.In fine weather, most of Iki Island can ...

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 Tatsunoshima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is an uninhabited island 2 km to the north of Iki Island, whose cliffs and beach are superb views.A cruiser which goe...

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 Karatsu-kunchi Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Kunchi is a kind of autumn festival which is held in the north of Kyushu.The Karatsu Kunchi Festival is held by Karatsu ...

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 Hikiyama Exhibition

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Culture 

Hikiyama Exhibition exhibits all festival cars.Even if visitors cannot come in the festival season, real wonderful festi...

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 Former Takatori Residence

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The Former Takatori Residence is a house of a person called Koreyoshi Takatori who became rich as a mine owner.Two big b...

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 Karatsu Castle

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Though the Castle Tower in the current Karatsu Castle was rebuilt, the prospects from a castle tower are superb viewsbec...

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 Nijinomatsubara

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is a wide road bordered with pines along Karatsu Bay where trees were plantedas a windbreak and a prevention of erosi...

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 Kagamiyama Observatory

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-Specific Nature 

It is an observatory of 284 meters high, where Nijinomatsubara and Karatsu can be seen.As it is high, the prospects seen...

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 Yobuko

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-Sea View 

Yobuko is a fishing port town located in the north of Karatsu and facing the Sea of Japan.Many tourists come to see the...

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 Nanatsugama

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-Specific Nature 

Because there are seven sea caves which are made from the cliff of the columnar eroded by waves,it is named seven sea ca...

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 Yobuko-ohashi Bridge

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-Sea View 

Yobuko-ohashi Bridge is a 728 meters long suspension bridgewhich connects Yobuko with Kabe Island on the opposite shore....

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 Kazenomierugaoka Park

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-Sea View 

The Park to see the wind: It is an observatory on the Kabe Island.To see the Yobuko-ohashi Bridge, the rend Bentenjima I...

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 Yobuko Morning Market

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-Food 

The market is located in a narrow lane called ‘Morning Market Street’ near the Yobuko Port.The lane is 200 meters long, ...

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 Cape Hado

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-Sea View 

It is a cape in the northernmost of Yobuko, and once was introduced in a sightseeing magazine as a spot of the setting s...

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 Kujukushima

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-Sea View 

Kujukushima is a group of islands located to the west of Sasebo Town and connected to the Kitamatsuura Peninsula.The bea...

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 Pearl Queen Cruise

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-Recreational Facilities 

It is a cruise going around the islands, so it is a good choice to take itand see the splendid views of the islands.It s...

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 Tenkaiho Observatory

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-Sea View 

It is a big panoramatic observatory on the Kujukushima.Tourists are overwhelmed for the beautiful scene which many green...

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 Ishidake Observatory

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-Sea View 

It is an observatory on the top of Mount Ishi-dake of 191 meters above sea level.The beautiful scenery of the Kujukushim...

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 Sugehama Beach

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Sugehama is a beach where white flowers are in blossom in summer.Restaurants and accommodations are available....

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 Shirogatake Observatory

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-Sea View 

Shirogatake Observatory is a viewing point on which Ukushima Island called Goto Fuji can be seen.View of Tsushimase Ligh...

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 Ohama Beach

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-Sea View 

It is a beach with 600-meter-long white sand and marine blue.It is such a beautiful beach that tourists seem to forget t...

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 Tsushimase Lighthouse

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-Sea View 

Tsushimase Lighthouse is in the northernmost of the Island,a straight road following the cape of the plateau of a flat g...

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 A tranquil time on the island

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-Sea View 

There is a tourist information center at the terminal of Ojika Port, though tour guidelines are only in Japanese,tourist...

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 Satsuma Denshokan

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-Culture 

Satsuma Denshokan is a craft center which display the traditional Kagoshima craftworks.Tourists are impressed with the s...

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 Nozaki Island

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-Sea View  -Historic Sites 

It is an uninhabited island to the east of Ojika Island. Nokubi Church is here.It is hard to express one’s feeling in wo...

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 Aoshima Island

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-Sea View 

It is a small island of neighborhood 860 meters which is near the southeast shore of Miyazaki City.The opposite bank is ...

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 Oninosentakuiwa

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-Sea View 

The washing rocks of the ogre are washed for a long time by waves and rise from the seayet the only class of hard sandst...

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 Horikiri Pass

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-Sea View 

It is a pass to the south of Aoshima Island of 4 km, from which the blue sea of southern regionand the washing rocks of ...

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 Nagasakibana

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-Sea View 

Nagasakibana is a cape at the southernmost tip of the Satsuma Peninsula,and the over-the-sea view of Mount Kaimondake se...

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 Kyushu Ceramic Museum

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-Culture 

Visitors may enjoy the exhibition of Ceramic in Kyushu from the Seventeenth Century to the present,ceramic history of th...

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 Visiting Arita Potteries

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-Culture  -Shops 

It is a visit course to Arita potteries here and there.Tourists will be moved by the traditional porcelain art which has...

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 Arita Tojikinosato Plaza

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-Shops 

Arita Tojikinosato Plaza is a shopping mall where many ceramic ware shops are located.The ceramic market is opened, too....

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 China-on-the-park

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-Culture  -Shops 

It is the theme park of ceramics which is run by Fukagawa Porcelain who once offered up porcelains to the Imperial Famil...

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 Aritakan

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-Culture 

The dolls of the Arita Ware can be seen.It is the tourist information center and free of charge.                        ...

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 Sueyama Shrine

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-Shrines 

It is a small shrine, but the various buildings in it are made with grilled earthenware.What makes it unique is that tra...

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 Omagari Fireworks

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-Seasonal Attractions 

The characteristic of the fireworks here is its scale that pyrotechnists of the whole country competefor the technique a...

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 Hamasaki area

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-Historic Sites 

It is the area that still leaves the atmosphere of an old port town of Hagiand the town of the merchants....

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 Akiyoshidai

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

In case of prospects only, Akiyoshidai observatory is enough,but hiking is recommended in order to enjoy the vast Akiyos...

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 Akiyoshido Cave

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-Specific Nature 

A big cave of a high ceiling spreads out and you will not get tired at allbecause the scene looks like the attraction of...

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 Tsunoshima Great Bridge

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-Specific Nature 

There is no sidewalk on the bridge, so everybody has to pass the bridge by bus or car.There is one inn in Tsunoshima and...

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 Dobuchi Channel

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-Specific Nature 

It is a channel between Shodoshima Island and Mae-shima Island of 2.5 km long, 9.93 meters the narrowest partwhich was r...

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 Mount Naruto Observatory

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-Specific Nature 

It is an observatory a 15-minute walk from the sleeve of the Great Naruto Bridge.Naruto Channel and the Great Naruto Bri...

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 Iyakei Gorge

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-Specific Nature 

Iyakei Gorge is a ravine near by Oboke and is an area where the original scenery of Japanese mountainous villagesstill r...

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 Whirling Current of Naruto

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-Specific Nature 

The 30-meter whirling currents are well known as the world’s largest whirling currents.The whirling currents are seen fr...

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 Kazura Bridge

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-Specific Nature 

It is a suspension bridge of 44 meters long, 12 meters high located in Iyakei Gorge,the people seeking for thrill cross ...

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 Yusumizugaura Rice Terraces

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-Historic Sites 

The terraced fields that are described as "They plow it and reach the sky."The scene of the sea where the terraced field...

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 Nametoko Ravine

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-Specific Nature 

It is a ravine of 12 km long, located at the upper side of Shimanto River, a clear stream in Japan.River activities are ...

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 Ohori Park

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-Specific Nature 

This is a large park around two kilometers in wide.There is a pathway for walking and jogging overlooking the pond, the ...

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 Wada House

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-Historic Sites 

Wada House is the biggest rafter roof private house in Shirakawa-go.It is completely different from the buildings of the...

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 Ogimachi-joato Observatory

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-Historic Sites 

It is the old castle site located on the high spot,so superb view of Shirakawa-go can be seen on it.The beauty of the da...

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 Toyama’s Museum of  Folklore

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-Historic Sites 

It is a representative rafter roof house built about 200 years ago.The food, clothing and shelter of that time are displ...

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 Murakami House

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-Historic Sites 

Murakami House is a representative rafter roof house of Gokayama to remain still unchangedwith the state at the time of ...

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 Gokayama Museum of Folklore

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-Historic Sites 

Located in the Suganuma Rafter Roof Village,Gokayama Museum of Folklore keeps its state of rafter roofs without having b...

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 Cherry trees of four seasons

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-Seasonal Attractions 

Generally, cherry trees bloom in spring, but cherry trees in Obara bloom in autumn.If you go to Obara in November, you c...

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 Kiso River Ukai fishing

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-Seasonal Attractions 

Ukai or cormorant fishing is a traditional fishery to have continued 1300 years in Japanthat a person in a boat handles ...

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 Ikazaki Great Kite Contest

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-Seasonal Attractions 

The contest is held in Ikazaki district of Uchiko town on May 5, participants hold a hand-made kiteand drop other people...

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 Teramachi

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-Historic Sites 

Teramachi is a block of town where temples are concentrated,there are various individual temples.Because it is reachable...

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 Kutani Chinaware Potteries

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-Culture 

Kutani chinaware potteries are famous for pictures of unique colorationand chinaware potteries are here and there in the...

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 Daijo-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Daijo-ji Temple is the temple which is famous for Zen meditation.Zen meditation is carried out at half past four every d...

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 Ono Karakuri Memorial

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-Recreational Facilities 

The Ono Karakuri Memorial is at the Kanazawa Port.“Karakuri”means a doll of the traditional Japanese machine device, any...

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 Yoshino River Rafting

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-Outdoor Activities 

The rafting on the Yoshino River is held here, Oboke and  Otoyo-cho at the upper side of the Yoshino River.The rafting o...

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 Sayabashi

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-Historic Sites 

Sayabashi is a wooden bridge without supporting beams hanging over the Kanakura Riverwhich flows through the downtown of...

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 Takatoro

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-Historic Sites 

Takatoro is a 28 meters high garden lantern in front of Kotoden Kotohira Station, which is the highest lantern in Japan....

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 Konpiragu Festival

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-Festivals 

It is held on October 10 every year as event called "Osagari" at this event,500 people go down 785 steps of stone stairw...

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 Danjogaran Temple

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-Temples 

Danjogaran is a temple with the meaning of ‘Garden of the Quietness’ that a Buddhist trains himselfand is the head templ...

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 Kofuku-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It was a temple of Fujiwara Family who had strong powers from the ancient times to the Middle Ages,the five-storied Pago...

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 Toshodai-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a temple which was built by the Chinese priest, Ganjin who came to Japan in the Nara period.Kondo or the main hall...

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 Yakushi-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Yakushi-ji Temple is near Toshodai-ji Temple and it is well known for the Triple Tower a beautiful national treasure,but...

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 Chugu-ji Temple

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-Temples 

One of the best sculptures of the statue of Buddha in the world is near the main hall.The smile of Mona Lisa is famous, ...

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 Hoki-ji Temple ,Horin-ji Temple

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-Temples 

There was a triple tower in the Hoki-ji Temple which was valued the same as the one in Horyu-ji Temple.The triple tower ...

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 Kichiden-ji Temple

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-Temples 

KIchiden-ji is a small temple among the bamboo forest, but is the temple which is popularas a legend to be able to reach...

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 Konponchudo

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-Temples 

Konponchudo is the main building of Todo, where there is the “Immortal Consecrated Light”which has been extinguished for...

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 Shakado

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-Temples 

Shakado is 1 km away from Todo which is the main building of Saito.It is the oldest building in Enryaku-ji Temple which ...

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 Ninaito

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-Temples 

Two temples of the same form are connected by a corridor,it is the most unique building of all temples in Japan.It is in...

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 Yokawachudo

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-Temples 

Yokawachudo is the main building in Yokawa area which is 4 km away from Saito.It looks like a stage with its structure a...

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 Lantern Festival

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-Festivals 

It was once a festival to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year but has now been expanded to a big festivalwhich decorate...

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 Venus Line

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-Mountain View 

It is a well-known mountainous driving route of 75 km from Chino City to Matsumoto City,which passes the flower garden o...

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 Kamikochi

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-Mountain View 

Kamikochi is a well-known place to see autumn colors, the base for advanced mountain climbers,and hiking routes.Kappabas...

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 Isuien Garden

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-Historic Sites 

Although it is near Todai-ji Temple, it is another world inside.There are two beautiful gardens built in the Edo period ...

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 Mount Norikura

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-Mountain View 

Mount Norikura is an active volcano(3,026m height) a very broad skirt.You can enjoy a magnificent view from the mountain...

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 Norikura-kogen

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-Mountain View 

Norikura-kogen is the hillside of Mount Norikura.It is well known as summer resorts, climbing and hiking activities, aut...

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 Shinhodaka Ropeway

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-Mountain View 

Shinhodaka Ropeway is the only Japanese double decker gondola to enjoy superb viewat more than 2,000m above sea level.Th...

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 Shinhotaka Ropeway

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-Mountain View 

Mt. Hotaka area is the representative mountains of 3000 meters high in the Northern Alps,and the mountain views from an ...

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 Takaminekogen Highlands

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Takaminekogen is a vast highlands of 2,000meters above sea level, colorful alpine plants are in sight long the promenade...

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 Hinjitsukan

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-Historic Sites 

Hinjitsukan is a luxurious building with a garden which was built as the accommodations for VIPswho worship at Ise Shrin...

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 Kawasaki-machi

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-Historic Sites 

Kawasaki-machi became a big wholesale deal town by the transportation of water of Seta Riverflowing through the down in ...

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 Chikurinin-gunpoen

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-Historic Sites 

It was built as a lodging facility or a dorter of the Buddhist ascetics, but it is open to the public.Unusual roofs, a J...

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 Himeji Castle

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-Historic Sites 

Himeji Castle was built early in the Edo period and, in the precious castle where most buildings are the same as that ti...

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 Kokoen Garden

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-Historic Sites 

Kokoen is a Japanese garden, where there are nine gardens of different characters each.Himeji Castle can be seen from th...

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 Visiting seven temples

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-Historic Sites 

Most of temples and shrines are along the two km long road of three hours on foot,where you can experience Onomichi the ...

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 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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-Historic Sites 

There are various document houses in the park. It is a beautiful park now.Peaceful clouds float in the blue sky when I v...

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 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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-Historic Sites 

It is our duty make the negative inheritance of atomic bomb for the human being a foundation of peace.This museum asks u...

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 “Atomic Bomb Dome”

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-Historic Sites 

The Atomic Bomb Dome is the building which became the ruins untouched just as the momentof the atomic bomb exploding ins...

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 Honkawa Elementary School Memorial

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-Historic Sites 

This museum is at the opposite bank of the river, Atomic Bomb Dome.A part of the elementary school of precious atomic bo...

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 Shukkeien Garden

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-Historic Sites 

Shukukeien is a Japanese garden which was built as the villa of the old Daimyo of Hiroshima.It is not a big garden, but ...

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 Matsue Castle

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-Historic Sites 

The Tenshu Tower constructed early in the Edo period is the only remaining castle in Sanin regionand it is relatively si...

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 Horikawa Tour

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-Historic Sites 

Horikawa is a moat of 3.7 km, surrounding the Matsue Castle,and is the main tourist spot together with the castle, the s...

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 Shiominawate

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-Historic Sites 

It is a street of samurai residences with 500 meters long, along the moat of the northern part of Matsue Castle.Some res...

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 Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a Yamadera or a Mountain Temple , located in the northwest of Himeji Castle 0f 371 meters above sea leveland it ca...

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 Senko-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Senko-ji Temple is accessible by ropeway, and is a representative temple of Onomichi.The prospects of the town of Onomic...

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 Tennei-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The three-storied tower of the temple is beautiful and Zazen or Zen Meditation is heldon Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday ea...

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 Mitaki-dera Templ

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-Temples 

Though it is a little far away from the city, it is very quiet in nature.Three small waterfalls and Buddha statues, temp...

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 Koizumi Yakumo  Museum

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-Historic Sites 

Koizumi Yakumo was a journalist called Lafcadio Hearn from Greece who came to Japanin the Meiji period and taught Englis...

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 Gessho-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a temple of Matsudaira who was a Daimyo of Matsue Castle,which is surrounded by garden and the Matsudaira Family b...

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 Kamosu Shrine

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-Shrines 

It is a shrine in a quiet, magnificent atmosphere with a very large forest in the rear.If you are here, you may feel  so...

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 Miho Shrine

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-Shrines 

Miho Shrine is the head shrine of Ebisu Shrines as an industrial guardian deity.It is in the fishing town called Mihonos...

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 Ichibata-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Ichibata-ji Temple is said that people with ill eyes were cured of their eyes after worshiping in the templewhose name i...

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 Kasagataki-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Kasagataki-ji Temple is Yamadera which was built to be stuck to the rocky mountain of the cliff locatedin the western mo...

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 Hashikura-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a temple located on the mountaintop of 600 meters above sea level and covered with cedar treesand cypress trees wi...

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 Five pilgrimage routes

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-Outdoor Activities 

Nakahechi Route:The most commonly-used route among the five.Kohechi Route:A steep long mountain route connecting Koyasan...

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 From Kobiro Pass to Kumano Hongu

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-Outdoor Activities 

A representative route and highlight of Nakahechi Route.The 7-8-hour route of 18 km goes through three mountain passes i...

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 Mt.Hakkoda Hiking

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is dotted with ponds and marshes from the Ropeway Mountaintop Station,and the trail is maintained around the large tr...

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 From Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a route on the way from Kobiro Pass to Hongu-taisha which is suitable for those who do not have enough time.It is ...

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 From Totsugawa to Kumano Hongu

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a 15 km long route as a part of Kohechi Route passing over mountain passes, which takes 5 hours.There is a village...

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 From Kumano Hongu to Kumano Hayatama

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a route called "the Prayer Way of the River “going down the Kumano River,and go down to Kumano-hayatama-taisha by ...

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 Koyasan Choishimichi

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-Outdoor Activities 

Koyasan Choishimichi is an official path of 22 km long from Jisonin temple of Kudoyama Town to Koyasan.Choishi means pil...

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 Tocho-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Tocho-ji temple was dedicated to a famous monk called Kobo Daishi.It is one of the oldest and considered the main temple...

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 Shofuku-ji Temple

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-Temples 

One of Japan’s oldest Zen temple.Visitors can see the Sanmon gate, pond, and a historical wall.Because of its vast area ...

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 Joten-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a temple that was built in 1242. It is also located where the famous Gion Yamakasa Festival originated.It is the b...

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 Sofuku-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The temple was built by a Chinese living in Nagasaki in the Edo period, so it is Chinese stylish.It is completely differ...

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 Kofuku-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The temple was also built by a Chinese, so it is a Chinese-style temple.As it is painted red, it is called the‘Red Templ...

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 Shofuku-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Shofuku-ji Temple was built in the Edo period.It is different from other temples in Nagasaki by not being painted red,bu...

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 Koumyo Zen-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The Temple was built in 746, only two halls still remain,but the Japanese oldest bell is kept there and huge Buddha Stat...

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 Kanzeon-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Kanzeon-ji Temple was built in 746, only two halls still remain,but the Japanese oldest bell is kept there and huge Budd...

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 Nichirin-ji Temple

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-Temples 

The temple is not only famous for its cherry and azaleablossoms in springbut also the great statue of Buddha and Japanes...

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 Kumano-magaibutsu

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-Temples  -Historic Sites 

It is a Buddha Statue in cliffs and rocks located in the Kumanosan-taizoji Temple.There is a place 300 meters away from ...

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 Fuki-ji Temple

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-Temples 

It is a classic temple which is said to be built in the twelfth century and the oldest wooden architecture in Kyushu.The...

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 Makiodo Temple

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-Temples 

Makiodo Temple was once a big temple, but burned down 700 years ago.Now it is a small temple with a hall and a storage w...

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 Tennen-ji Temple

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-Temples 

Tennen-ji Temple is famous for its Stone Statue dug to the rock for a wish of preventing floods.It is a beauty spot wher...

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 Anmon Waterfall

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Three big waterfalls flow from the Anmon, and the promenade reach the ‘third waterfall’ firstly,then ‘the second waterfa...

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 Forest trail of Shiragami

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The trail is called Mini Shiragami through which people will easily know the beech forest of World Heritage.In order to ...

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 Fujinoki Tumulus

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-Historic Sites 

It is a tumulus which has become the topic as tumulus discovered without non-illegal dig....

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 Cityscape of Tatsuta

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-Historic Sites 

Tatsuta is the town where there are the historical old houses along the street which appeared in the ancient words.Tatsu...

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 Ikaruga Cycling

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a 10- km long trail to go around the temple groups, various size of ponds,rural scenery of flowers,old cityscape, ...

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 Shimanami Kaido cycling

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-Outdoor Activities 

It is a cycling trail to cross some bridges connecting the island of the Seto Inland Sea,which is a good experience duri...

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 Mount Takamiyama

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-Sea View 

It is a 280 meters high mountain on the Mukaishima Island, from which the splendid sceneryof the Seto Inland Sea can be ...

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 Mount Hiratakiyama

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-Sea View 

It is a 225 meters high mountain on Innoshima Island,there are many old stone Buddhist images on the mountaintop, which ...

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 Bandokorobana  Park

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-Sea View 

Bandokorobana Nature Park is a pool-formed shore and a beauty spot on the reef zonewhere Mt.Kaimondake is seen over the ...

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 Shimanto Cycling

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-Outdoor Activities 

Cycling is recommended to experience the scenery of this beautiful river and river bankbecause there are some courses su...

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 Shimanto River Canoe

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-Outdoor Activities 

The Shimanto River is a longed-for river of the Japanese canoeists.Because there is not a dam though it is a big river,c...

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 Canoe-kan

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-Outdoor Activities 

Tourists may have different experience of a short course, long course of canoe,and it offers lodging facilities such as ...

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 Inuyama Festival

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-Festivals 

It is a festival which began in 1635.Local people moving together on flutes, drums take 13 festival cars with dolls on t...

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 Floating of Lanterns with Peace Messages

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-Seasonal Attractions 

The bereaved citizens who lost relatives and acquaintances in the atomic bomb float hand-made paper lanternsinto the riv...

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 Tokasan Festival

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-Festivals 

This festival is called "the Yukata Festival" and is held in Enryuji Temple in the downtown of Hiroshimaon the first Fri...

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 Peaceful Love Rock Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

It is the biggest rock event in Okinawa, held for two days of the first Saturday and Sunday of July.It was first held in...

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 EISA Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

EISA Festival is an event of traditional arts that young people dance with songs and musical accompaniedwhile dancing an...

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 Shinonome-ko(Lake Shinonome)

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It is a small lake of 1-kilometer around and to the east of Lake Shikaribetsu. As it is in the deep primeval forest, tou...

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 Yukemuri Observatory

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-Specific Nature 

It is an observatory on which the steam rising from the hells of the sources of hot springs can be seen.Such a view is o...

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 Tsurumidake Observatory

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-Mountain View 

It is located on the top volcanic Mount Tusrumi in the west of Beppu City with 1375 meters of sea level.It is accessible...

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 Kunimigaoka

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

Kunimigaoka is a hill of 513 meters above sea level, and the prospects of Takachiho Gorgeand the neighboring mountains a...

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 Bochan train

    [  ]

-Recreational Facilities 

An old steam locomotive nostalgic tram runs between Matsuyama Station and Dogo Onsen, which is very popular.A passenger ...

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 Inheritance center

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Taking a guidance function of the inheritance, the center mainly displays models, pictures, replicas and re-items,and so...

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 Omori Area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Omori is the former town area of the silver mine.Historical cityscape is preserved well, and it is very quiet even after...

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 Ryugenji Mabu

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The only mine tunnel open to the public is about 273 meters (including new mine tunnel)while the whole tunnel is 600 met...

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 Okubo Mabu

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is the largest mine tunnel in Iwami Silver Mine, though it is not open to the public,four times of tour only on the w...

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 Gohyakurakan

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-Historic Sites 

It is a group of five handred statues of Buddha  for the memorial service for the workers who worked and died in the min...

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 Yunotsu onsen

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

There were silver ore stones from the Iwami Silver Mine in old times,which made the port townand makes people feel the h...

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 Sanbe-Azukihara Buried Forest

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

A cedar buried in the underground by the sediment flowing down to the footwith the eruption of Sanbe Volcano of 1126 met...

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 Teramachi area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

About 20 temples are concentrated in this area....

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 Old Matsumoto village area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

There are many building where the people of the revolutionary once stayed.It is located to the east of the Higashi Hagi ...

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 Shoin Shrin

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a shrine to worship an important person called  Yoshida shoin who had revolutionary thought,beside the shrine is a...

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 Hijiwara ・Emukai area

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is an area where the school of Mouri family and the martial arts school were located....

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 Meirin Elementary School

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a site of the old Daimyo school of Mori family.It is not the same building of that time but documents of that time...

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 Hagi Ceramic Ware

    [  ]

-Culture 

Because there are potteries and shops of Hagi -yaki or the Hagi ceramic ware everywhere in the city,be sure to stop by.T...

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 Hagi sightseeing boat

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

It is a river tour of 40 minutes around the town of Hagi by boat.Seeing the historic cityscape while sailing round the r...

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 Mount Kasayama ,Myojinike

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

The mountain is in the north of Hagi City, extending to the Sea of Japan.A small crater is on the mountaintop of 112 met...

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 Dazaifu Seicho Site

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The Site was set up in the Michizane Era, and there is only one monument though,it is a vast square with beautiful lawn ...

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 Miuramachi Catholic Church

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a Gothic Catholic church close to the Sasebo Station.It is small yet quaint.                                      ...

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 Nagushiyama Park

    [  ]

-Specific Nature  -Seasonal Attractions 

The splendor of azalea in this park is the most gorgeous in Japan for its width and beauty.It is a pity it is accessible...

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 Mikawachi/Sarayama

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-Historic Sites  -Culture 

It seems to be in the middle of Sasebo and Arita.It is a village of the ceramic art where the potters of ceramics gather...

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 Kuroshima Catholic Church

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is a splendid church of the Romanes style on Kuroshima Island.The church was built by the believers who contributed m...

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 Horahogejizo

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Along the seashore, there are six Statues of Buddha. No one knows why these were made.These stone-made statues of Buddha...

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 Kagetsu

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Food 

Kagetsu is a restaurant which has been operating since 1642.The building is worth seeing the inside and outside once to ...

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 Kaminoshima Church

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Kaminoshima  was an island at the entrance of Nagasaki Portbut has been reclaimed and is connected to the mainland.It is...

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 Gunkanjima Island

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Its official name is Hashima Island which looks like a warship seen from the distant.Gunkan means warship in Japanese. I...

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 Kitsuki Samurai Residences

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Samurai houses on the north and south plateau respectively,business shops in the valley between two plateaus forms the w...

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 Shoninmachi

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

In theCommercial District between the two plateaus,Ayabe Miso or bean paste shop is the symbolic building.In the downtow...

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 Tashinobusho

    [  ]

-Specific Nature  -Historic Sites 

Tashinobusho is a precious village where the rural scene of more than 1300 years ago still remainand is designated as th...

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 Usa Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Usa Shrine is located in Usa City of the Kunisaki Peninsula which is near Fukuoka Prefecture.It is one of the most impor...

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 Showanomachi

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-Culture  -Recreational Facilities 

Showanomach is a shopping district located in the downtown of Bungotakada City,which has been shaped with the different ...

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 Kitsuki-shurakukan

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Recreational Facilities 

Kitsuki-shurakukan was a popular playground in the Edo period and was once closed for a periodbut has now been recovered...

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 Kimono Experience

    [  ]

-Culture  -Shops 

Kitsuki City matches Kimono. Warakuan next to the Kitsuki Shurakukan rents kimonos,so it may be a good experience to hav...

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 Kitsuki Castle

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Kitsuki Castle was rebuilt and in it there is a museumwhere the precious armorsors words of the military commander are d...

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 Udo Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is a rare shrine in a cave of the cliff along the shorewhich wishes the harmony of menandwomenandtheeasydelivery.The ...

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 Obi Castle and the Town

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Obi Castle is one of the areas of Nichinan City where Udo Shrine is also located.The castle sites, samurai houses and sh...

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 Big banyan tree

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

Banyan tree is a kind of Sycamine.The length of the trunk of this tree is 16 meters, which is a big surprise. ...

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 Matama Shoreline

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

Matama Shoreline is a well-known sunset spot for its location in the northwest of the Kunisaki Peninsula.Ashallow dry be...

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 Yamaga Cycling

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

A rental bicycle is available at the information center beside the Sakura-yu.They are electric bicycles, so using an ele...

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 Yamaga Onsen

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

The city is dotted with the hot-spring inns which match cityscape earound Sakurayu.Sakurayu is the basic one.Hirayama ho...

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 Amaterase Railway Super cart

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities  -Recreational Facilities 

A self-run cart with an engine for sightseeing runs on the railway which became the abolished line by a typhoon damage.T...

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 Ebino Eco Museum Center

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities  -Recreational Facilities 

It is a visitor center of Ebino and Kirishima, of 1200 meters above sea leveland a mountain climbing base for a scenic-v...

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 Ebino-kogen Hiking

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

There are various walking trails on the Highlands, and it is one of them.All the ponds including this walking trail are ...

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 Mount Karakunidake

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

It is the highest mountaintop above 1700 meters sea level among the Kirishima Mountainsand there is a big crater, when r...

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 Onamiike Hiking

    [  ]

-Outdoor Activities 

It is the highest crate lake in Japan, located in the southeast of Mt. Karakunidake.The diameter of the surface of the l...

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 Crane Observation Center

    [  ]

-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

The Japanese have been protecting cranes as lucky birds for their longevity and there is a lot of bait on the tideland,t...

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 Izumi Samurai Residences

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The traditional samurai residences are preserved well here.Some residences are open to the public free of charge,which m...

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 Senganen Park

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Senganen Park is about 15,000 square meters of its site.The wide garden was originally built by the lord of Shimazu fami...

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 Kagoshima Castle Site

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The castle was built by Shimazu family in 1607, but was burnt down and the site only remains.That the Daimyo was so powe...

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 Shiroyama Observatory

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-Mountain View  -Historic Sites 

Shiroyama Observatory is on a small hill of 100 meters sea levelwhere the downtown of Kagoshima City and Sakurajima Isla...

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 Nakijin Castle Site

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

The Nakijin Castle was built in the thirteenth century and is the ruins of a castle where only a stone wall is left now....

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 Shuri Castle

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Shuri Castle is the biggest castle in Okinawa and has been restored from the destruction of World War II.Shuri ruins of ...

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 Tamaudoun

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

Tamaudoun is the Imperial mausoleum where kings of different generationsof the Ryukyu kingdom are buried.It is the remai...

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 Shikinaen

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-Historic Sites 

Shikinaen is made as a villa of the Ryukyu kingdom in 1799, and is the gardenwhich was used to meet a messenger from Chi...

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 Kinjocho Pavement with stone

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-Historic Sites 

This way built as a road reaching from Shuri Castle to the southern part is paved with a stone of the limestone,and it i...

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 Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It is on the plateau where shoreline can be seen.There are the Peace Memorial Museum which displays photographs or the m...

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 Himeyuri Peace Memorial Museum

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It was a group of people including 222 students of the Women Departmentat Okinawa Normal School and girls at the Girls’ ...

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 Sebira Park

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Sebira Park is located on the hill along the coastlineand is a superb view spot where tourists can see the most beautifu...

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 Kamafuta Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

Though a small shrine, it is said that a wish comes true if the prayer can pray without dropping the cover of the pot.It...

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 Kabira Bay

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Kabira Bay is a representative tourist attraction of Ishigaki Island,which is the subject of topic of people while talki...

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 Kabira Park

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Kabira Park is within a few minute walk reach from Kabira Bay.The scenery seen from the observatory is superb, and it is...

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 Yakushima Cultural Village Center

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a set of environmental learning facilities where visitors can learnabout the nature of Yakushima though they pay t...

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 Yaku Cedar Natural Museum

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a museum which offers information and display of different kinds of cedars,where visitors learn about the geograph...

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 Jomonsugi

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

The scientists estimate that the cedar is 3000 to 7000 years old, this 16-meter-trunk old cedar is the symbol of Yakushi...

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 Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

It takes 5 to 6 hours to have a round-trip trail.Tourists may feel the powerful charm of the rock and mossed primitive f...

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 Yaksugi Land/Mt. Tachudake

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Yakesugi Land has 4 courses(30minutes, 50 minutes, 80 minutes, 150 minutes).The 30-minute trail and 50-minute one are li...

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 Kigensugi

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a cedar of about 3000 years old. Tourists may take a bus or a car to see the Yaku cedar.This old tree makes the pe...

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 Cape Ugan

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-Sea View 

It is a cape located at the westernmost tip of Ishigaki Island.The huge rock under the observatory with the lighthouse a...

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 Sukuji Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Sukuji beach is near from Kabira Bay.It is in the middle of the bay with a mountain as its back, and the shallow part is...

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 Fukido River Mangrove

    [  ]

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Because it is in the northern mountainous area, tourists can see the thick subtropical jungle, primitive natural  scener...

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 Yonehara Beach

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Because the Yonehara Beach is near to Kabira Bay, it is the most popular in Ishigaki Island.Coral reefs grow well, and a...

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 Sunset Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a beach on the West Coast of the Hirakubo Peninsula, away from the city area,but the sand of good quality and the ...

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 Hirakubo Lighthouse

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Hirakubo Lighthouse is an observatory spot at the northernmost tip of Ishigaki Island.The scenery seen from Hirakubo Lig...

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 Cape Tamatori Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a beauty spot that the sea like peninsula and Ishigaki Island can be seen on the observatory,along the northeaster...

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 Shiraho Shore

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It can be seen from the big coral of 10 km from the north to the south,and the blue coral is said to be the biggest in t...

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 Miyara River Mangrove

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Miyara River is the biggest river on the island flowing through the southern part of Ishigaki Island.A lot of natural ri...

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 Ishigaki-yaima mura

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-Recreational Facilities 

Ishigaki-yaima mura is located in the southwestern part of Ishigaki Island,and it is the biggest bay on the island where...

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 Cape Kannon

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a small cape, but it is close to the downtown area, so it is easy to get to see the sunset.It takes 30 minutes by ...

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 Tojin Grave

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-Historic Sites 

It is on the other side of the road to the Cape Kannon Lighthouse, a grave of the memorial service of the victims of the...

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 Shiratori Onsen- Ueyu

    [  ]

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

It is a municipal sanitarium in the middle of Ebino City and Ebino Highlands.The characteristic here is its steam baths,...

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 Kirishima Shrine

    [  ]

-Shrines 

It is an ancient shrine built in the 6th century to worship Ninigi-no- Mikoto who was said to found Japan in the myths,t...

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 Takachihomine

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-Mountain View  -Historic Sites 

The summit of Mount Takachihomine isthe legend site in the creation mythology of Japan.Ninigino- Mikoto is said to creat...

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 JR Hisatsu Line

    [  ]

-Recreational Facilities 

It is a JR line between Yatsushiro City of Kumamoto Prefectureand JR Hayato Station in Kirishima City of Kagoshima Prefe...

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 Hita Gion Festival and Yamahoko Hall

    [  ]

-Festivals 

The Gion Festival is held in Hita on the last Saturday and Sunday at the end of every July.The gorgeous Yamahoko goes ro...

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 Ontayaki-Village of Ceramic Art

    [  ]

-Historic Sites  -Culture 

 Onta Firing is the traditional ceramic art of Hita area with 300 years of history,and ceramic making is still performed...

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 Kitsuki Castle Festival

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Kitsuki Castle Festival: is held at the beging of  May , the civilians wear costumes of the Edo period,a march and show ...

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 Yamaga Green Tourism

    [  ]

-Culture 

Yamaga is a mountainous area located in the northwest of Kitsuki City of the Kunisaki Peninsula.Yamaga area provides pri...

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 Izumi Farm Homestay

    [  ]

-Culture 

Farmers living in Izumi accept the Farm Homestay visitors positively.Homestay visitors not only stay at a farm house but...

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 Museum of the Meiji Restoration

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a good place to know about the political turbulence of Japan even if a person does not know Japanese historybecaus...

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 Sakurajima Island

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

Sakurajima Island is a volcanic island located on the opposite shore of Kagoshima Bay facing with Kagoshima City,whose c...

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 Sakurajima Visitor Center

    [  ]

-Culture 

It is a 10-minute walk from Sakurajima Port where visitors may learnabout the history of the Eruption of Sakurajima....

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 Chiringajima Island

    [  ]

-Specific Nature 

It is the greatest floating island in the gulf near the entrance of the Gulf of Kagoshima.It is an uninhabited island of...

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 Arimura Lava Observatory

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

Arimura Lava Observatory is located at the southern foot of Sakurajima Islandwhich was made on the lava field of 1914 in...

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 Mount Kaimondake

    [  ]

-Mountain View 

Mount Kaimondake is located at the south end of the Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima,which is a volcano of 924 meters abov...

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 Kaimon-sanroku Natural Park

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-Mountain View  -Recreational Facilities 

It is a very large natural park spreading out to the eastern foot of Mount Kaimondakewhere the view of Nagasaki Nose is ...

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 Bullfighting

    [  ]

-Seasonal Attractions  -Culture  -Recreational Facilities 

The bullfighting of Okinawa is the entertainment of the common people inherited from the dynasty period.It is a bullfigh...

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 Awamori Masahiro gallery

    [  ]

-Culture 

Awamori is the liquor produced only in Okinawa region,and it features that it is quite Old liquor unlike other Japanese ...

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 Itoman Harrey

    [  ]

-Festivals 

Itoman Harrey is a popular race of hand-rowing fishing boatswhich is the same as the one called Hari in other areas in O...

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 Akabaka Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a natural beach without being explored.There is nothing even a rest room or a small shop on the beach, as if it is...

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 Kouri Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a small island. Only circumference 8 km around the island.On this island, there is no big long beach, but there is...

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 Bise Promontory /Bise Village

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Bise Promontory is the Okinawa unique transparent beautiful sea among coral reefsat north neighboring cape of the Okinaw...

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 Cape Maeda and Blue Cave

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

The Cape Maeda is one of the diving and snorkeling spots in Okinawa Island,and the beautiful sea around the cape is visi...

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 Sun Marina Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

The quality of the water around Sun Marina Beach is judged to be the best through a survey of water qualityconducted by ...

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 Manzamo

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Manzamo is a precipice of 20 meters high formed by the coral rocks rising from the earth,and magnificent view of the blu...

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 Manza Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Manza Beach is a resort area where the whole peninsula extends out to the East China Sea,so it is the representation of ...

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 The Zamami Islands

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

The sea surrounding the islands is very transparent with rich reefs in the seaand pure white coral sand and subtropical ...

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 Zamami Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is an island representing the Kerama Islands which can be easily passed from Okinawa Island.The island is crowded thr...

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 Furuzamami Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Because there are a lot of swimmers in summer,the shops such as rental stores or the marine activities do business,you m...

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 Ama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Ama Beach is a little-known beach to able to spend time leisurelybecause it is not so crowded as Furuzamami Beach.It is ...

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 Unajinosachi Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Unajinosachi is a well-known sunset view spot.In addition, the access from the parking lot is splendid because it is on ...

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 Kaminohama Observator

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Here is a sunset view spot, too.Ama beach is seen closely on the observatory.You may visit there if you go to the Ama be...

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 Takatsukiyama Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

The view of white sandy beach, the sea of azure blue and the cape of a sandy beachis what the more you see,the more you ...

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 Chishi Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Chishi Observatory is on the steep cliff,so the tough rocks and atolls can be seen on the observatory, a view spot.It is...

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 Amuro Island

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Amuro is an island ahead of Furuzamami Beach.It is only reachable by a little boat from Zamami Port or by using a tour c...

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 Aka Island

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is one of the Kerama Islands, which is connected with Geruma Island, Fukaji Island by bridges.Therefore, once you get...

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 Nishihama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Nisjhihama is a 1 km long beach along the northeast shore of Aka-jima Island.The clear and transparent sea extends to th...

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 Takara Residence

    [  ]

-Historic Sites 

It has been a residence of a ship owner since Ryukyu Kingdom Period,who made money by doing business with China and then...

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 Tokashiki Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Tokashiki Island takes 35 minutes from Naha to get here by ship, it is enough to have a one-day tour.It is the biggest i...

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 Awaren Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Awaren beach is the biggest with 600 meters long sandy beach in the Kerama Islands, and full of people.It is suitable fo...

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 Tokashiku Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Tokashiku Beach is unsuitable for snorkel because there is little coral,but the sea is transparent and the grain of sand...

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 Maihama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Maihama Beach should be called the highlight of Miyakojima Island with 7 km long and natural sandy beach,so it is really...

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 Sunayama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Sunayama Beach is in the west coast of Miyakojima Island, a hill covered with sand,so it is called the Suna-yama Beach.T...

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 Aragusuku Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Aragusuku Beach is possible to enjoy snorkeling for coral reefs extend to the shoreline nearby.Many people come here rep...

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 Yoshino Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Yoshino beach is popular as a beach where the snorkeling is possible in Miyakojima.It is a 500 meters long beach and the...

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 Cape Higashihenna

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Cape Higashihenna is a cape at the southeast end of the south of Miyakojima.A lighthouse is at the tip and it is the mos...

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 Emgear Marine Garden

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Emgear Marine Garden is a beach park using the especially beautiful shoreline of the southern coast of Miyakojima island...

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 Toriike

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Toriike are two circular ponds in the west coast of the Shimoji Island .A stalactite cave near the shore was eroded by t...

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 Irabu Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Cultivation of sugarcane and fishery are central industries of the island,and the pole-and-line fishing of the bonito is...

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 Toguchinohama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Toguchinohama Beach is the beach that is famous for the beauty of the sand bar and the transparent water in Okinawa,an 8...

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 Sawadanohama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View 

A large number of huge rocks make a unique scenery on Sawadanohama Beach.The water at the beach is not suitable for swim...

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 Funausagi Banata Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a huge bird-shaped observatory on Irabujima Island.The transparent sea bottom is seen from the observatory,and a s...

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 Kurima Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is an island accessible from the foreshore of Miyako Island by crossing the Kurima Great Bridge.Kurima Island is a si...

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 Nagamahama Beach

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Nagamahama Beach is on the West Coast of Kurima Islamd.The white sandy beach is very clean, and there is a coral reefs h...

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 Ryugujo Observatory

    [  ]

-Sea View 

It is a three-storied observatory which was modeled from the castle on the hill of Kurima Island.From the observatory, s...

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 Ikema Island

    [  ]

-Sea View 

Ikema Island is located 1.3 km to north of Miyako Islandand is the island of prosperous fishermen of the bonito fishing....

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 Yabiji

    [  ]

-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Yabiji is a very large coral reef group with 17 km from the north to the south, 6.5 km from the east to the west.It is o...

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 Nakama River Nature Reserve Area

    [  ]

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Nakama river flows through the east side of Iriomote and is proud of about 12 km long,a scale of basin area of 32.3 squa...

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 Haemidanohama Beach

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-Sea View 

It is a long beach in the south of Iriomote island, most suitable for a beachcombing to pick upthe shellfish of a fragme...

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 Yubu Island

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-Sea View  -Recreational Facilities 

Yubu Island is a small island of neighborhood less than 2 km,and the whole island is the subtropical botanical garden wh...

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 Omija Road Park

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-Sea View 

Omija Road Park is 10 km away to the east of Uehara Port.There is an observatory near the Road Park Parking Lot,where th...

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 Lake Ikeda

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-Specific Nature 

It is the biggest caldera lake in Kyushu with 19 kilometers around and 233meters the deepest.Along shoreline, there are ...

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 Hirakiki Shrine

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-Shrines 

It is a Shrine located at the foot of Mount Kaimondake with red walls surrounding it.Though not big, the red hall and th...

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 Mount Uomidake

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-Mountain View 

It is a mountain of 215 meters above sea level from which the sandbank of Chiringajima Island can well be seen.In additi...

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 Sakurajima Lava Nagisa Promenade

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-Mountain View 

It is a promenade 3 km long on the lava zone spreading out from the west of Sakurajima Ferry Pier,which is called a live...

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 Yunohira Observatory

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-Mountain View 

Yunohira Observatory is located at 373 meters above sea level, the fourth stage of Mount Sakurajimadake.Upside, mountain...

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 Maibotsu-torii

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-Specific Nature 

The torii which was buried in the roadside of the Sakurajima east shoreline.In the big eruption of 1914, eight villages ...

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 Ohara Festival

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-Festivals 

It is held on November 2,3 every year. It is the biggest festival in southern Kyushu,where 20,000 people from different ...

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 Banner Park

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-Outdoor Activities  -Recreational Facilities 

It is a fully natural park 4kms away to the north of the city. Anyone can enjoy the natural park.The park is on the Mt. ...

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 Seibu-rindo /Oko Waterfall

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-Specific Nature  -Mountain View 

Seiburindo is a 12-kilometer road in the west of the island where visitors may see different forestsfrom the ones in Yak...

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 Senhiro Waterfall

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-Specific Nature  -Mountain View 

It falls from the top of a big granite, whose fall is 80 meters.Though it cannot be seen from the distance, it is really...

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 Yoggo Ravine

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-Specific Nature  -Outdoor Activities 

It is ravine which is in the broadleaf forest of Nagata Village in the northwest of the island.Visitors may drive there ...

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 Euglena Mall

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-Food  -Shops 

More than 100 restaurants, stores and souvenir shops link the eaves around the public marketin the central shopping stre...

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 Pinaisara Waterfall

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

It is a water of the greatest drop (about 55 meters) in Okinawa Prefecture,located at the upper part of the Hinai River,...

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 Hoshisuna Beach

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Hoshisuna Beach is located at the northern tip of Iriomote Island, where snorkeling is enjoyed easily.Hoshinosuna means ...

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 Ballase and Hatoma Island

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-Sea View  -Outdoor Activities 

Ballase Island is an island of the coral rising and ten minutes away from the Uehara Port by ship,from the surrounding c...

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 Toe do Mari Beach

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-Sea View 

The sand of the beach is so small, there are no stones at all, it is suitable to walk on bare foot.Even at the bottom of...

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 Maryudu and Kanpire Waterfall

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-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

The two waterfalls are at the upper side of Urauchi River, the longest river in Okinawa Prefecture.A sightseeing boat is...

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 Enkanchi/Ryutan

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-Specific Nature 

It is an artificial pond built in 1427 by the order of the King of the Ryukyu kingdom.It is to the north of Shuri Castle...

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 Okinawa Prefectural Museum

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-Culture 

It is a complex facility of museum function and art gallery function,and the exterior of the building is very impressive...

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 Museum of Ceramic Ware

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-Culture  -Shops 

Ceramic ware from all part of Okinawa are displayed and sold in the museum.The area is called Yachimun Street, where the...

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 Kokusai Dori

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-Othres 

Kokusai Dori of approximately 1.6km long is called "miraculous 1 mile"and is the symbol of the revival of Okinawa that b...

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 Naha Harri

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-Festivals 

Harri is a traditional event of Okinawa of the competition of a hand-rowing fishing boat with another fishing boat.This ...

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 Naha O-Tsunahiki Festival

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-Festivals 

The festival is held in three days of Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the middle of October every year.On the second day,...

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