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Nebuta House Waratse

TOHOKU

It is a document museum next to Aomori Station.Four or five lantern cars which take part in the festival are shown in the museum.In addition, a movie which introduces the history of the festival and the production process is displayed.Tourists can know all about the festival through the movie. The facility cannot be overlooked....

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Tsugaruhan Neputa-mura

TOHOKU

Tsugaru Neputa-mura is a tour facility located in front of Hirosaki Park.Besides displaying Hirosaki Neputa, making and experience of the local folk artworks are performed here.And the live performance of Tsugaru-jamisen, a kind of traditional folk musical instrument, is conducted here....

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Osorezan

TOHOKU

The place where the souls of the dead gather Osorezan is located on the Shimokita Peninsulain the northernmost of Honshu which is one of the most famous sacred places in Japan.The temple, the center of the Osorezan Faith, is on the shore of the Lake Usoriwhich is a caldera lake with the fantastic beauty, the emerald green surface and the beach of the white sand bar.All these turn the lake a myster...

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Visitor Center

TOHOKU

The visitor center displays explanation of the Sanriku Coast and documents about the earthquake disaster.A visitor will have a deep feeling that such a big tsunami hit such a beautiful placewhile seeing the display guidance.It is a good place to feel awe for the nature....

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Kabazaiku Museum

TOHOKU

Artworks made of the bark of the cherry trees are called Kabazaiku,many kinds of fine artworks are shown in the museum.There is the production demonstration, too.It is a good opportunity to experience of Japanese traditional artworks....

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Red brick local museum

TOHOKU

The previous red brick building of a bank is used as a museum.It is a good place to know about the history of entertainments, arts and crafts of Akita.The national treasure of alchemist (a technique to convert nonmetal into the products of the noble metal)who is Sekiya Shiro exhibition room is particularly unmissable....

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Kamakura Kan Museum

TOHOKU

It is a facility with a gallery where visitors can sense the traditional event "Kamakura" of Yokote throughout the year.Even if it is impossible to go there in winter, experience of Kamakura is possible here.In addition, four seasons of Yokote are introduced by video here....

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Morohashi’s Museum

TOHOKU

It is a private art museum of Teizo MorohaShi who ran a sports-goods company.The museum stores up approximately 350 artworks such as sculptures, pictures, prints of Spanish great master Salvador Dali.It is one of world famous displays of Dali’s artworks because visitors may know Dali well as man through the displays.It surprises visitors as a private museum for its great art works.It takes 10 minu...

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The Museum of Northern People

HOKKAIDO

It is a very important museum which helps to know the original people-Ainu of Hokkaido,the world northern history and life of people.There are many interesting exhibits, which are really worth paying a short visit....

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Tetsudobunka-mura

KANTO

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 park, a mini-train is operated, in addition to the display of SL or the locomotive,which is suitable for a family visit....

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Hakone Art Museum

KANTO

It is the small art museum of the Orient and Japanese ceramics, but there are a lot of preciousand important cultural properties in the museum.There is a Japanese garden and a tea house in the site, tourists can see red leaves outsidewhile drinking Japanese green tea in the house, this is just what we want to call ‘VERY JAPANESE’.The next is Gora Park, a French garden.It is a beautiful garden with...

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Pola Museum of Art

KANTO

It is a museum displaying world modern artworks whose way of display gives a good feeling to visitors.It also has a walking path in the forest....

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Okada Musem

KANTO

Ukiyoe prints, ceramics and the showpiece of the first class goods.Admission is 2800yen.Though the admission is expensive, if you are interested in Japanese arts, it is worth seeing....

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Chohachi Art Museum

CHUBU

It is the art museum where the works of Chohachi of the Edo period incising "the iron pictures"on the wall to decorate white walls are displayed.Though it is not a big museum, a plaster iron picture of the Japanese folk craft is preciously seen only here,and art museum in itself is decorated with technique of the plasterand it is a unique building which is interesting at all.Those who are interest...

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Togakushi Ninpo Museum

CHUBU

Togakushi is also known for a former Ninja village.This museum exhibits various items related to Ninja.It is in the restored grain house in Edo period. It is in front of Okusha hall of Togakishi Shrine.There is also the attraction, the Ninja trick house.Both adults and kids can enjoy Ninja attractions and activities....

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Sample work

CHUBU

We think that you have seen the samples of the menu in the shop window of the restaurants in Japan.The precise, real menu samples only belong to Japan.There are some food sample factories in Gujo Hachiman,you can visit and experience, which is very interesting....

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Yamaga Lantern Festival

KYUSHU

This summer festival is held on August 15, 16, for two days,which is inherited by the inhabitants of Yamaga City from the ancient times.Yamaga lanterns are made with washi or Japanese papers rather than wood or metal,this traditional handicraft has 500 years history.Particularly, the best part of the festival is that women putting a lantern on the head dance elegantly on August 17,which is called ...

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Kaga yuzen Museum

CHUBU

Kaga yuzen is a traditional high-quality kimono Kanazawa.Because it is possible to display, to experience dyeing and to wear a kimono in the museum,tourists can come into contact with the elegant Kanazawa culture.It is near the Kenroku-en Garden.  ...

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Yasue gold leaf industrial arts house

CHUBU

Kanazawa is a town of producing gold leaf which produces the most of the Japanese gold leaf products.Yasue (1898-1997), who is a gold leaf craftsman, wanted to leave"the pride of the gold leaf craftsman and the proof" in history,so he invested his own money in collecting artworks and tools of gold leafand then have been displaying all his collections.It is a good place for visitors to know about t...

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Shinise Memorial Hall

CHUBU

The building of an old drugstore becomes the museum.It is interesting to understand the state of the drugstore of the Edo period in a solid building and feel times....

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Reihokan Museum

KANSAI

Reihokan is the treasure building of the national treasures,such as the Buddhist paintings as the important cultural property.Buddha statues are displayed in the hall.A visitor will know well how high levels of Japanese religion arts arewhen he witness these wonderful art works....

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Inujima-seirenjo Art Museum

CHUGOKU

It is an art museum on Inujima Island of around ten minutes from the Okayama Port by ship.The museum was made with the remains of an ancient structure of the laboratory of copper-making,and as it were, the wall of the brickwork, the high chimney, the stone wall and the building all togetherlook like artworks, which makes it mysterious....

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The Sand Museum

CHUGOKU

The Sand Museum is the only art museum in the world displaying a sculpture "Sand Statue"made of only sand and the water of the Tottori dune.The world highest level sculptor made it, so the molding beauty of the sand is really impressive....

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Ancient Izumo History Museum

CHUGOKU

It is the museum where visitors can feel ancient Japan and the mythical world of Izumo.The excavations such as the model of the big shrine then, a large quantity of bronze swords, bronze pikes,and bell-shaped bronze vessels are displayed.It is next to the east side of Izumo Shrine....

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Hagi Museum

CHUGOKU

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

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Kanamaruza

SHIKOKU

Kanabaruza is the oldest Japanese playhouse which was developed as then entertainmentfor the people visiting Konpiragu Shrine in the Edo period.Kabuki shows have been continuing even after various changes historically.It is a precious playhouse where the atmosphere of the Edo period remains unchanged,and it is open to visit even in case of no performance....

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Towel Museum

SHIKOKU

In the art museum, tourists can visit the production process and see the product of the Imabari Towel,they can buy the product, too.It has the intention that tourists observe the techniques of the high quality Imabari Towel....

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Techs-Port Imabari

SHIKOKU

Techs-Port Imabari is a good exhibit space to know about the production process and history of the Imabari Towelthe same as the Towel Museum, and it lays emphasis on releasing information of the Imabari Towel....

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Murakami Suigun Museum

SHIKOKU

Murakami Suigun (Water Forces) was a Pirate family called the Daimyo of the Seawho sailed through the Seto Inland Sea freelyin the period earlier than the Edo period.The museum is Oshima Island where tourists can know the actual situation of the piratesin that timefrom the precious displays.In addition, a tide sightseeing boat leaves from the embarkation nearby,which is for those who could not exp...

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Bochan Gimmick Clock

SHIKOKU

Matsuyama becomes the stage of the novel of  Natsume Soseki with title of Bochan Gimmick Clock,Natsume Soseki is a well-known Japanese novelist.The Bochan Gimmick Clock is in front of Dogo-Onsen Station,and the dolls of the characters of the novel appear every 30 minutes....

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Uchikoza

SHIKOKU

Uchikoza is a theater of two-storied wooden construction with Japanese tradition built in 1916.Performances are carried out regularly now and in case of no performances, it is possible to visit it.Those who have once watched the Kabuki can understand the internal structure,but it is remembered that the true image of the Japanese playhouse is preserved so well and impressive.The playhouse waits for...

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Mokuro document museum

SHIKOKU

It is the luxurious house and museum of the Haga family who was the largest wax supplier in Japan.Kamihaga had ten buildings in a very large site, and there are many highlights including splendid rooms, gardensand the process of Japan tallow around residences, storehouses, pot grounds and wax.Tourists are overwhelmed by the way of living of a merchant’s family that time....

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Omori Warosoku shop

SHIKOKU

It is a traditional Japanese candle production shop that has been protecting the tradition of the making of Japanese candlefor 200 years in the corner of traditional cityscape.The figures of craftsmen who make candles one by one are seen and their products are sold....

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Business and living Museum

SHIKOKU

It is a house of an old medicine dealer, here visitors can know the living of the then merchant's family, too.Wax figures are arranged and are very interesting....

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Machiya document museum

SHIKOKU

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

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Ikazaki Kite Museum

SHIKOKU

Uchiko is popular for the Great Kite Contest in Japan, kites not only of Japan but also from all over the worldare displayed in the museum.The museum is interesting and make you surprised that there are such a various kites all over the world....

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Bullfighting

SHIKOKU

The bullfighting of Uwajima is like that two bulls fight in a ring of 20 meters diameter,and the one who escapes first is considered to lose.As a regular bullfighting it is held on January 2, first Sunday of April, July 24, August 14, fourth Sunday of October,five times every year, from noon two hours every time.Ushioni Festival is also held on July 24, which is worth recommending.All weather type...

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Traditional Craft Center

KYUSHU

It is a craft museum that exhibits the Fukuoka traditional crafts in the house of the old merchant.It is not only for demonstration of fabric but also for the famous hakata dolls....

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Machiya Furusatokan

KYUSHU

It shows the traditional daily life, history and culture of Fukuoka city in Meiji and Taisho period,focusing especially on urban houses of that period.The exhibition hall features the local tradition of Hakata Gion Yamakasa and such.You can take a look at a miniature town representing good-old days of Hakata.A demonstration of traditional hand crafting is also on exhibition here....

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Takachiho Shrine

KYUSHU

Takachiho Shrine does not look gorgeous at all, but make visitors feel the atmosphere of old days.Trees of over 1000 years old are here and there in the shrine, whose purity is felt by visitors.The night Kagura Dance is recommended.The Kagura dance is an old Japanese folk entertainment in hope of the perfect state of the alth of dancing people,an abundan tharvest in front of God.This entertainment...

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Suishakarakuri

KYUSHU

The waterwheel works are the mechanism puppet plays that perform the power of a waterwheel.It is a precious folk entertainment performed here only in Japan.Suishakarakuri is held at Toyotama Himejinja Shrine on July 9 and 10 every year .It is worth seeing....

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Ikikoku Museum

KYUSHU

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

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Hikiyama Exhibition

KYUSHU

Hikiyama Exhibition exhibits all festival cars.Even if visitors cannot come in the festival season, real wonderful festival cars are displayed, so it is strongly recommended.Visitors can also appreciate the video of the festival. There is Karatsu Shrine  in front of the building....

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Satsuma Denshokan

KYUSHU

Satsuma Denshokan is a craft center which display the traditional Kagoshima craftworks.Tourists are impressed with the splendid ceramic and art crafts.Tourists are not only welcome to a hot spring but also to the Craft Center as there is a garden around it.It is on the site of Hotel Hakusuikan....

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Kyushu Ceramic Museum

KYUSHU

Visitors may enjoy the exhibition of Ceramic in Kyushu from the Seventeenth Century to the present,ceramic history of the world and so on, it is really a splendid museum.In particular Arita collection is the most attractive. Free of charge....

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Visiting Arita Potteries

KYUSHU

It is a visit course to Arita potteries here and there.Tourists will be moved by the traditional porcelain art which has been inherited for several generations.The traditional scene and atmosphere of the tasteful pottery are beautiful in the mountain villages.Kakiemon, Genemon, Imaemon offer experience courses, so it is good opportunity to know about Japanese traditional crafts and arts.Tourists c...

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China-on-the-park

KYUSHU

It is the theme park of ceramics which is run by Fukagawa Porcelain who once offered up porcelains to the Imperial Family.Splendid ceramics, super-high quality of articles and ordinary items are shown and sold here.It is a little far as it is in the suburb....

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Aritakan

KYUSHU

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

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Kutani Chinaware Potteries

CHUBU

Kutani chinaware potteries are famous for pictures of unique colorationand chinaware potteries are here and there in the suburb of Kanazawa,it is hoped that those interested in the ceramic art are sure to visit and have an experience.Kutani-kosengama is in the Nishi-chayamachi which ceramic lovers want to pay a visit.Nishi-chayamachi is not so wide as Higashi-chayamachi, but it was also developed ...

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Hagi Ceramic Ware

CHUGOKU

Because there are potteries and shops of Hagi -yaki or the Hagi ceramic ware everywhere in the city,be sure to stop by.The Hagi ceramic ware of a unique light color is very attractive....

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Mikawachi/Sarayama

KYUSHU

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.Though it is a small town, it is the production center of ceramics which was once praised by the British Museum.The ceramics produced here are very delicate.                                                                                                                   ...

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Showanomachi

KYUSHU

Showanomach is a shopping district located in the downtown of Bungotakada City,which has been shaped with the different shops of the 1950s.It is a suitable area knowing the figure of a certain vigor Japanese local city of the 1950s.400000 tourists come here every year to feel the Japanese nostalgia....

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Kimono Experience

KYUSHU

Kitsuki City matches Kimono. Warakuan next to the Kitsuki Shurakukan rents kimonos,so it may be a good experience to have a walk in the street in kimono.Moreover, public tourist facilities will be free of charge if a visitor wears a kimono....

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Yakushima Cultural Village Center

KYUSHU

It is a set of environmental learning facilities where visitors can learnabout the nature of Yakushima though they pay the entrance fees.In the video hall, tourists can watch the dynamic video on the big screen,and attendants narrate with the easily-understandingway about models, real things and panels in the show hall.Necessary information is also offered, tourists may get the informationabout Ya...

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Yaku Cedar Natural Museum

KYUSHU

It is a museum which offers information and display of different kinds of cedars,where visitors learn about the geographical value of Yaku cedars.Though visitors must pay the fee, it is worth seeing....

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Ontayaki-Village of Ceramic Art

KYUSHU

 Onta Firing is the traditional ceramic art of Hita area with 300 years of history,and ceramic making is still performed flourishingly in this area.The characteristic of the ceramic is its simplicity and beauty, and all processes are handmade.There are approximately ten ceramic-making workshops along a mountain stream,which is still the village of ceramics rather than a sightseeing spot....

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Yamaga Green Tourism

KYUSHU

Yamaga is a mountainous area located in the northwest of Kitsuki City of the Kunisaki Peninsula.Yamaga area provides private homes for stay as a hostel and holds green tourismswhich make tourists experience the country life.It is a good chance to experience the country life of Japan....

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Izumi Farm Homestay

KYUSHU

Farmers living in Izumi accept the Farm Homestay visitors positively.Homestay visitors not only stay at a farm house but also experience rural lives.Farmers take visitors from and to Izumi Station, which saves time a lot.  ...

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Museum of the Meiji Restoration

KYUSHU

It is a good place to know about the political turbulence of Japan even if a person does not know Japanese historybecause the Museum show the history and important people of Kagoshima during the Meiji Restoration.Next to it is a tour information center which provides a lot of tour information....

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Sakurajima Visitor Center

KYUSHU

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

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Bullfighting

OKINAWA

The bullfighting of Okinawa is the entertainment of the common people inherited from the dynasty period.It is a bullfighting not between a bullfighter and a bull but between two bulls.Bullfighting is the culture of all over Okinawa, but the bullfighting held in Ishikawa multi-purpose Domein Uruma City next to Koza is the center of the bullfighting of Okinawa.The state that a human being fights wit...

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Awamori Masahiro gallery

OKINAWA

Awamori is the liquor produced only in Okinawa region,and it features that it is quite Old liquor unlike other Japanese liquor.Many lovers like its unique flavor. The Masahiro brewing company was established in 1883.Visitor can learn the history and process of manufacturing of Awamori.It is possible to have a taste of it and purchase it....

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Okinawa Prefectural Museum

OKINAWA

It is a complex facility of museum function and art gallery function,and the exterior of the building is very impressive.People will know the nature, history and culture of Okinawa by visiting the museumwhile the art museum holds a various art exhibitions, too.Visitors can have a look leisurely and carefully if time permits. ...

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Museum of Ceramic Ware

OKINAWA

Ceramic ware from all part of Okinawa are displayed and sold in the museum.The area is called Yachimun Street, where there are both new ceramics and antiques,which is attractive for ceramic art fans. A 10-minute walk from Kokusai Dori.                                 ...

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