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Takaminekogen Highlands
高峰高原

Takaminekogen is a vast highlands of 2,000meters above sea level, colorful alpine plants are in sight long the promenade and the superb view of Mount Fuji, Mount Yatsugatake, the mountains of the Southern Alps are seen panoramically, all of which are enjoyable.

A lot of mountaineers climb up to Mountain Kurofu which is the highest peak of the outer rim of a volcanic crater of Mount Asama in particular to watch a superb view of Mount Asama, where the trail is well maintained and easy to walk.

The view of Mount Asama from Mount Kurofu is fantastic, and it is also famous as the mountain of flowers.

It is a magnificent hiking route.

Takaminekogen Highlands

Access and Getting Around

There and back from Takaminekogen to the peak of Mount Kurofu takes 3 hours and 30 minutes.

If possible, to stay at spa inns for a night is pleasant. Regular buses run to Takaminekogen every day.

Taking a direct bus from Shinjuku in Tokyo to Takaminekogen is convenient.

By bus

one bus leaves Sakudaira Station of the Hokuriku Shinkansen at 8:30, the other at 13:15 for 1 hour with only two bus services per day.

A bus leaves Shinjuku Station at 10:30 for Takaminekogen for 3 hours 50 minutes with 1 bus service per day.

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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,the world northern history and li...

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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

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-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

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-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

    [  ]

-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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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 Otsunahiki

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Photo by Saga-ken...

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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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 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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-Historic Sites 

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

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 Old Matsumoto village area

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-Historic Sites 

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

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 Nagushiyama Park

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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

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-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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