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Momoiwa

HOKKAIDO

Momoiwa is a typical tourist spot of Rebun Island and is a huge rock of 250meters high and like a peach.Its surrounding is a paradise of the alpine plants which was designated as a natural monument of Hokkaido.It's just too good to pass up. There is also a 2- hour hiking trail via a lighthouse.It is included in the regular tour bus course....

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Lake Kushu

HOKKAIDO

It is the northernmost lake of Japan.On the shore of the south side, wide marsh can be seen with a four-kilometer trail around it.Rebun Island is known as the stopping point for the migratory birdsand the trail is a charming tourist spot for the bird-watching.There are some cottages, bungalows and a campground by the lake.Though it is not convenient to use buses, the lake can be visible it from a ...

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Shiretoko Five Lakes

HOKKAIDO

Fantastic five-lake area in the primeval forest. It is a tourist attraction which tourists must see in Shiretoko.However, tourists are not allowed to walk around freely along the lakes since brown bears inhabit there.The tourists who take part in the lectures in the field house of five-lake area are allowed to see some part of it.It is the only sightseeing spot in Japan where tourists may directly...

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Furepe Waterfall

HOKKAIDO

The waterfall which oozes out of the foot a cliff called‘the tears of a young girl’and flows into the sea during which it falls from the mountain.Though not a big waterfall, it is a great sightseeing spot along with the Sea of Okhotsk.The Shiretoko Nature Center is at the entrance of the trail where we can know something about Shiretoko.It can also be seen on a ship or a canoe at sea. It is pleasa...

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Kamuiwakka Hot Water Fall

HOKKAIDO

Hot spring flows into the river, and the whole river becomes the hot spring.There are waterfalls in the upper river, and the basin of a waterfall is a hot spring.Tourists may enjoy an interesting experience.However, the upper, most great spot of the river has been closed due to the danger of falling rocks.Better to go in other seasons than in summer due to the large number of tourists....

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Lake Rausu

HOKKAIDO

It is the biggest lake on Shiretoko which is near to Shiretoko Pass and six kilometers around it.It is visited by so few people that it is called a lake of illusion for a long time.It is surrounded by small lakes and wet lands, so its primitiveness is suitable for people to trek here.The lake is so natural that it is suggested that tourists go there with plan to climb the mountain.Moreover, becaus...

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Hosooka Observatory

HOKKAIDO

Hosooka Observatory is located in the east of the marshland.The Kushiro River and the marshland can be viewed from it.Mt.Akans can be viewed if the weather is fine.The sunset in the marshland is especially a highlight.It is accessible because it is close to the station....

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Kottaro Viewpoint

HOKKAIDO

It can be viewed from the Kottaro River where is a branch of the Kushiro Riverand many small marshes are here and there.It is a good place to feel the wild marshes well....

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Tsurumidai /Tsurui Ito Sanctuary

HOKKAIDO

Tourists can observe the cranes which gather for food in winter.The cranes are big and beautiful, especially when they are dancing.The cranes were once in danger of extinction, but were saved by the people who loved them and fed them.The residents still give them foods. Tourists must observe the cranes quietly.Observation only in the winter season (November~ March)Tsurumidai There are no lodging f...

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Lake Mashu

HOKKAIDO

The caldera Lake Mashu is one of the world`s clearest lakes. Getting close to the Lake is prohibited.It keeps its Scenery of nature since there are few tourist facilities in the neighborhood except Observatory.The deep azure color of the surface of the lake is quite beautiful since it keeps eminent rich primitivism in Hokkaido.There are two Observatories, Number 1 and 3. Observatory NO.3 is just s...

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Lake Kussharo

HOKKAIDO

Lake Kussharo is the biggest caldera lake of Japan with a circumference of 57 km.There are many accommodations or souvenir shops along the lake. In addition,it offers a lot of outdoor hot spring baths for free along the lake shores.It is really the Paradise of the outdoor baths. Please try it if you are a man who likes hot springs.Kotannoyu , a outdoor bath is also worth recommending to women,thou...

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Lake Shikaribetsu

HOKKAIDO

Lake Shikaribetsu is in the east Daisetsu area of  Daisetsuzan National Park.Its altitude is 800m. It is the highest among the lakes of Hokkaido and the Japan's coldest area.There are colored leaves in fall that can be enjoyed for the entire seasonand outdoors event (Kotan Festival tourist attraction in winter). ...

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Shikaribetsu Ravine

HOKKAIDO

Open Air Baths are dotted in the ravine of the virgin forest.It is the heaven for outdoor bath lovers.The access is only by car due to no public transportation at all.It is an unknown region due to few visitors. It is the term apt for “real gem”.One of our most favorite hot springs. A campground is available in the ravine.There is no problem with staying since there is a hotel nearby.   ...

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Sounkyo /Mount Kurodake

HOKKAIDO

Sounkyo is the deep V-shaped gorge constituted by sharpened lava. The precipice called”columnar joint” is seen along a river. The visitors who perform cycling along the river side are seen. Sounkyo-onsen resort is in the center, and a popular tourist resort. Mt.Kurodake is the easiest mountain to reach by cable car in the Daisetuzan area. It becomes the ski resort in winter.NowSki Resort is open.I...

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Tenninkyo Onsen

HOKKAIDO

Tenninkyo is a hot spring resort where few tourists visit because of its inconvenience of access. However, it is a hidden spot in the Daisetsu area with two big waterfalls, Hagoromo and Shikishima falls. It is highly recommended to waterfall lovers. A trail from the village to the both falls are offered for its outstanding views on the base of the falls.* However, unfortunately the trail is closed...

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Jigoku-dani (Hell Valley)

HOKKAIDO

Jigoku-dani(Hell Valley) is a symbolic tour spot in Noboribetsu Onsen.Smoke of sulfur is everywhere on the surface of the ancient volcano, so it looks like a hell. In Japanese,JIGOKU means hell, a 568-meter trail is connected to the Observation Platform.Fireworks are played for thirty minutes every night from June 1 to August 7....

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Lake Oyunuma

HOKKAIDO

Lake Oyunuma , which is the source of the Noboribetsu Onsen, is 20 minutes from Jigoku-dani(Hell Valley) on foot.The lake is hot and gives off sulfurous odor which makes specific scene.Tourists cannot fail to visit here besides Jigoku-dani. ...

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Oirase Stream

TOHOKU

Oirase Stream of 14 km is formed by the water from the Lake Towada.There are many waterfalls along the stream, the road is called Waterfall Road.Red leaves here are so attractive even all over Japan that a number of visitors come to walkon the trail along the stream. ...

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Yagen Mountain Stream

TOHOKU

It is known for the place of fresh green and colored leaves of 161 km from Osore-zan to the north.There are waterfalls, a trail built with the unused a railway line and a suspension bridge.In addition, there is Yagen Onsen breeding in the rare iron carbonate spring of Japan in the outskirts.It will be a pleasant tour, if the prayers of Osorezan stay at a Yagen Onsen for a night....

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Lake Juniko

TOHOKU

Because its access is the easiest in the Shirakami Mountains,it will be good even to visit here only if a tourist use the public transport.In the forest surrounded by beeches there are lakes ,marshes and among them Lake Aoikeand Lake Wakitusboike are the representative ones.There are some bus services from JR Gono Line station and Furofuji Onsen hot spring.Hiking trailOne attractive hiking trail i...

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Anmon Waterfall

TOHOKU

Three big waterfalls flow from the Anmon, and the trail reach the ‘third waterfall’ firstly,then ‘the second waterfall’ and the highest one ‘the first waterfall’ from the waterfall entrance.The waterfall outskirts are masculine scenes among steep rocks,and during the journey is the beauty spot of beech forests of Mount Shiragami can be seen.It is a three-hour trail for seeing the forest and clear ...

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Lake Onuma

TOHOKU

Lake Onuma is a big marsh  1 km down from Goshogake Onsen,and the trail of one round 40 minutes is maintained.It is fun for red leaves in fall. Red leaves reflected on the lake is the highlight.A visitor center is in the shore whose facilities are very substantial as displays of nature of Hachimantaiand an information center....

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Lake Tazawa

TOHOKU

Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan.It does not freeze in winter because of its depth, and the color of the surface of the lake of changes,which is really beautiful.There are no big facilities on shore, so it is always quiet atmosphere. ...

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Ryusendo Cave

TOHOKU

The characteristic of the cave is its splendid color of subterranean pools.Especially, the third one is 98 meters deep of transparency,and the water of emerald green that seems to draw in everything is so mysterious.Among the eight explored pools, three pools are open to the public....

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Midagahara Marsh

TOHOKU

Midagahara is a marsh on the 8-gome of Mt. Gassan.It is possible to see a large number of alpine plants.You can enjoy a relaxing walk of about one hour on the well-prepared wooden path....

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Lake Goshikinuma

TOHOKU

It is on Urabandai-kogen , whose name means ‘A marsh of five colors’,because there are ponds of different colors here and there.Around it, a trail is available for a hiking course.In the both sides of east and west there are bus stops, a one-way walk is possible.The trail is between the Visitor Center at Goshikinuma-irikuchi bus stopand Urabandai-kogen bus stop of 3.5 km length.There are many reso...

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Kanmanga-buchi

KANTO

The back of Tamozawa Imperial Villa is a mountain stream, and it is very impressivethat several stone statues called “ Obake Jizo” line in the deep water where small strange-shaped rocks continue.There are a rest house ,a good seat along  a trail in the clear stream....

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Lake Chuzenji

KANTO

Lake Chuzenji is located at the foot of a volcano called Mount Nantai, the symbolic mountain in Nikko.It is the lake formed by the natural damming of a river by the volcano. Chuzenji Onsen is at the side of the lake.There are pleasure boat piers, Souvenir shops, restaurants and lodging facilities,and Kegon Waterfall which is one of the three big waterfalls in Japan along the Onsen.It is a resort o...

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Kegon Waterfall

KANTO

The water of Lake Chuzenji falls 97 meters high, which makes a magnificent waterfall.The basin of a waterfall seen from the Kanbakudai Observatory which can get by an elevator is perfectly splendid.Yet, it is quite crowded in the red leaves season, so adequate time is necessary.It is in the Chuzenji Onsen area. ...

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Yutaki Waterfal

KANTO

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

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Ozegahara

KANTO

Ozegaharais a marshland occupying most of Oze which was formed 10000 years ago.Its skunk cabbages in spring, harmonies of alpine plants in summer and red leaves in fall make touristsfeel comfortable like a paradise.It is the longed-for hiking trail for hikers.The Hatomachi Mountain Pass of Katashina Village in the most popular which is a way to get to Ozegahara.  ...

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Lake Ozenuma

KANTO

It is at the east end of Ozegahara and one of the lakes in highlands in Japanwhich was formed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Hiuchigatake.It is a beautiful marsh from which tourists can enjoy the neighboring mountains reflected on the surface of the lakeand the flowers of pretty seasons.It is accessible from Katashina Village and Hinoemata Village of Fukushima Prefecture.  ...

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Lake Ashinoko

KANTO

Ashinoko is a caldera lake in the center the caldera  of Hakone volcano.The earth and sand by the eruption of Owakudani approximately 3,100 years ago dammed up a river,and it became a lake.Scenery of Mount Fuji seen from the Suginamiki or Japanese cedar trees of the southern coast is popular,and there are various facilities such as hot-spring hotels, a pleasure boat pier and so on....

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Owakudani

KANTO

Owakudani is the crater trace of a mountain collapse caused by the eruptionof a volcano approximately 3,000 years ago.There is a trail now in the mountain where smoke containing hydrogen sulfidegets out of many places.Visitors can observe the state of the dynamic activity of a volcano on seeing emitting gasblow up white smoke with their eyes.*It is forbidden now to enter because of the active volc...

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Hakone Hygrophyte Garden

KANTO

It is a botanical garden where the plants that grow in the water damp ground, river or wetlands are seen.There are approximately 200 kinds of hygrophytes, alpine plants, foreign rare flowers,and a walk road of one lap of approximately 40 minutes is maintained....

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Lake Yamanakako

KANTO

It is the biggest among the Fuji Five Lakes, in the southernmost of five-lake area.A great villas spread out, and sanitariums of universities and companies are usedas camps of sports combined with other accommodations in the lakefront too.There is a cycling road of 13.5 km length along the lake. ...

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Lake Kawaguchiko

KANTO

It is one of the Fuji Five Lakes and the only one with a train station, Kawaguchiko Station in its area,so it is very important as a base of Mount Fuji mountain climbing and the outskirts sightseeing.It has many facilities of accommodations and outdoor sports on the lakeshore.The tourist information center of Mount Fuji area is next to the station.It is pleasant that a tour bus runs from Kawaguchi...

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Lake Saiko

KANTO

It is in the middle of five lakes of Fuji, there are no big lodging facilities and pleasure boatsbut are some quiet camping fields which are attractive to campers....

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Fuketsu, Hyoketsu

KANTO

Fuketsu is a precious cave in geology which was formed by the lava of Mount Fuji eruption.It is a 200 meters long cave with strangely-shaped rocks of Xuanwu.As for the ice cave, its entrance is 800 meters away from the wind cave,Hyoketsu is a vertical cave of 150 meters long and covered with ice throughout the year....

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Aokigahara Sea of Trees

KANTO

It was once a lake which was filled by an explosion of Mount Fuji approximately 1,200 years ago.It is so large that once you get lost, you will not get out of it again.The easiest way to see the scenery of the sea of trees is to have the trail between the Wind Caveand the Ice Cave 30 minutes.It is especially recommended to the visitors who have not so much time.There are some other trails, a walk ...

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Nihondaira

CHUBU

Nihondaira is a hill of 307 meters above sea level in the suburb of Shizuoka Citywhere the beautiful Mount Fuji can be seen.The panoramic views of Mount Fuji over the tea field, the port, the Izu Peninsula,the Southern Alps are right superb....

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Onuma Park

HOKKAIDO

It is a park which is 20 kilometers north away from Hakodate. It has three lakes and a large volcano.There are many small islands which make magnificent scenery.Tourists may take a walk on a few small bridges and paths for an hour, or make a tour of islands by ship.Besides these, tourists may take a ten-kilometer bike ride around the lake.The scene of the lakefront and the posture of Mt. Komagatak...

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Snow Monkeys

CHUBU

Jigokudani-yaenkoen is a monkey park used to protect and observe wild monkeys.The humorous figure that monkeys soak in hot springs in winter really attracts tourists.The neighborhood is a mountainous hot spring zone,and there are a lot of hot-spring hotels in Yudanaka Onsen, Shibu Onsen....

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Togakushi Forest Botanical Park

CHUBU

It is a forest park close to the Togakushi Shrine,it is a nature paradise that can be enjoyed with gardens around forest.It has attractive gardens such as “Fir trees garden”, ”Skunk cabbage garden” and “Botanical garden” along trail .Togakushi is also one of well-known bird sanctuary in Japan because you can watch many remarkable birds....

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Anzunosato(Apricot Village)

CHUBU

Anzunosato is located in Chikuma City which is in south from Nagano city.In April, all of apricot orchards are covered with lovely pink flowers in that small village.This reminds the Japanese of scenes from old times.It is fun to visit due to difference from the cherry blossom.The Apricot Festival is held each year during the first two weeks of April....

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Ubasute Rice Terraces

CHUBU

" Ubasute or Obasute” was an old practice of food shortage, of leaving the elderly people on a mountain to die.Locations named “Ubasute or Obasute ” remains in this district, as a legend to pass down the history of the folklore.The Ubasute Rice Terraces consist of 1500 of small fields, it makes a nostalgic scenery.Although you can see the rice terraces from JR Ubasute Station, there is a walking t...

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Himekawa Headwaters Nature Park

CHUBU

It is on the north of Lake Aoki, and near the Sanosaka Ski Area.You can hike along pure spring waters, and see wild flowers in spring.From the end of April to mid of May is the best season to see flowers in bloom.Also, there is Oyomi Marsh that has various marsh wild flowers with about a 20 minute-walk trailin the neighborhood.It gives us a pleasant time....

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Mishakaike Pond

CHUBU

Mishakaike Pond  is a reservoir for the use of agriculture near Okutateshina hot spring village.It is well known for the model of the picture of a Japanese painter  Higashiyama Kaii who is famous worldwide.This is not very big for its use of agriculture, but it is surrounded in green and relatively few tourists visit it,so it is very quiet.The period of red leaves is the most attractive in Mishaka...

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Amidagataki Waterfall

CHUBU

Amidagataki is a waterfall of 60meters high to the basin from the waterfallon the routes from Gujo Hachiman to Takayama City.The view of the waterfall from the basin is so wonderfulthat every tourist wants to stop by for a little time on the day....

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Hirayu-otaki Waterfall

CHUBU

Hirayu-otaki is a waterfall of 64meters high, within a 30-minute walk reach from Hirayu Onsen.The figure of the winter waterfall freezing is particularly beautiful and popular....

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Truck Train

CHUBU

The railway built for the material transportation of the electric power company formerly is now used for sightseeing.The train runs 20 km along the Kurobe River, and it is pleasant for touriststo see deep forest, gorge, bridge, rock cliff on the way.The view of red leaves is wonderful.Along the railway, unexplored hot spring are here and there, where it is possible to stay a night.It may be luxuri...

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Kurobe Dam

CHUBU

It is the biggest arch-type dome-shaped dam in Japan of 186 meters high, 492 meters long,which was built overcoming much difficulty in the nature.It is reachable by bus, cable car, trolley bus or rope way.It is really a great dam in the mountain.The sightseeing drainage of the dam is more than ten tons per second, which looks perfect.   Information ...

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Shomyo Water fall

CHUBU

A four-stepped waterfall, it has the biggest drop of 350 meters, 500 meters in spring,and is designated as the national beauty spot and natural monument.The red leaves in autumn is really fantastic....

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Nachi Water Fall

KANSAI

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 biggest fall of waterfall in Japan and what is the best one is its flowing through the forest.Hiryu Shrine is in the opposite of the waterfall which is the observing spot of the waterfall.It is such a beautiful waterfall that it helps people know the reason why it is admired as God...

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Nara Park

KANSAI

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

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Takachiho Gorge

KYUSHU

Takachiho Gorge is a gorge of 80 meters as its average height.It is a waterfall falling on the part of the river where Takachiho Gorge gets narrow.Water running in the cliff of the gorge from "Onokoro Pond" becomes the Manai Waterfallandit is so beautiful that it is a symbol of Takachih Gorge.A sightseeing of a waterfall and a boat running between the ravines are known well,but you can enjoy the s...

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Chiran Tea Plantation

KYUSHU

Chiran is famous as a production area of Japanese tea, and there are a few hills on which tea plantation,the scenery of the Satsuma Peninsula and Mount Kaimondake are seen panoramically...

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Yokoya Ravine

CHUBU

Yokoya Ravine is popular as a spot of colored leaves in the ravine where the bedrock of the mountain streamand small waterfalls continue to extend,but there is a waterfall along the trail, and the walk in winter is good because water freezes in winter,which makes an interesting scene.It is lighted up as icefall group of the Crystal Festival in winter. ...

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Kakizore Ravine

CHUBU

It is a V-shaped ravine formed by the erosion of the river.Tourists can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall and rapid stream from the suspension bridge or the trail.The huge granite in the deep valley of the upper side of the river 8 km away from the suspension bridgemakes a beauty spot of the waterfall, the shallows and the deep water....

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Momijidani Park

CHUGOKU

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 the park to Ropeway boarding spot....

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Dankyo Waterfall

CHUGOKU

It is a mysterious scene that two waterfall run down from the two side of the shrine on the rock cliff.Walking on the trail and seeing the scene of the waterfall give tourists mysterious impressions. Dogo Island...

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Lake Shinji

CHUGOKU

Lake Shinji is said to be the symbol of Matsue.People come over to appreciate the setting sun from the shore.A promenade and a terrace are prepared on the shore and you are hoped to enjoy the setting sun.It is an exciting sunset....

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Fukuura Tunnel

CHUGOKU

There were two shelters through the cliff of the shore, which were then dug with a chisel and became tunnels.Tourists will be surprised at the patient and hard work of the ancient people.A cliff of geologically precious volcanic glass is seen at the entrance neighborhood. Dogo Island...

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Nijinomatsubara

KYUSHU

It is a wide road bordered with pines along Karatsu Bay where trees were plantedas a windbreak and a prevention of erosion of sand in the 17th century,but it is a beautiful tourist spot now. One million black pines last 5 km endlessly.It is good to walk in pines, Also it is great to look from Karatsu Castle and Kagamiyama observatory....

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Kagamiyama Observatory

KYUSHU

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

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Nanatsugama

KYUSHU

Because there are seven sea caves which are made from the cliff of the columnar eroded by waves,it is named seven sea caves. Some caves are even 100 meters in depth, which makes the wonderful shore beauty....

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Akiyoshidai

CHUGOKU

In case of prospects only, Akiyoshidai observatory is enough,but hiking is recommended in order to enjoy the vast Akiyoshidai.Among some routes, it is to introduce a representative route here.Make sure to confirm the time of the return bus....

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Akiyoshido Cave

CHUGOKU

A big cave of a high ceiling spreads out and you will not get tired at allbecause the scene looks like the attraction of the theme park.As is expected, it is the scale that it is the biggest cave in East Asia....

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Tsunoshima Great Bridge

CHUGOKU

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 the campground is prepared for the sea bathing season....

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Dobuchi Channel

SHIKOKU

It is a channel between Shodoshima Island and Mae-shima Island of 2.5 km long, 9.93 meters the narrowest partwhich was recorded on the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest channel in the world.A joke to issue a crossing certificate (paid 100 yen) at the public office in the south side of the channel is interesting....

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Mount Naruto Observatory

SHIKOKU

It is an observatory a 15-minute walk from the sleeve of the Great Naruto Bridge.Naruto Channel and the Great Naruto Bridge can be seen on the observatory.There is a long escalator called the Esca Hill to the observatory....

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Iyakei Gorge

SHIKOKU

Iyakei Gorge is a ravine near by Oboke and is an area where the original scenery of Japanese mountainous villagesstill remain unchangedand is said to be an unexplored region of Shikoku for a long time.Staying here and enjoy the country atmosphere of Japan is really pleasant.  ...

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Whirling Current of Naruto

SHIKOKU

The 30-meter whirling currents are well known as the world’s largest whirling currents.The whirling currents are seen from the land, but their super power is seen only on a sightseeing boat nearby.In addition, there is the sidewalk under the road of the Great Naruto Bridge hanging over the Channeland the view from an observation station fitted with glass on the sidewalkcan see the form of the whir...

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Kazura Bridge

SHIKOKU

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

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Nametoko Ravine

SHIKOKU

It is a ravine of 12 km long, located at the upper side of Shimanto River, a clear stream in Japan.River activities are prosperous with such a river full of changes where a waterfall seems to drop to a piece of bedrockand the strangely shaped rocks extend to the far. In recent years careering attracts attention. NowThe autumn colors are now at their best. ...

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Ohori Park

KYUSHU

This is a large park around two kilometers in wide.There is a pathway for walking and jogging overlooking the pond, the forest withmany birds, a children`s park, Noh theater and museum, also a Japanese garden....

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Yukemuri Observatory

KYUSHU

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 only seen in Beppu rather than other places.It is a perfect prospective spot to see the town of Beppu and surrounding mountains....

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Sanbe-Azukihara Buried Forest

CHUGOKU

A cedar buried in the underground by the sediment flowing down to the footwith the eruption of Sanbe Volcano of 1126 meters above sea level 3500 years ago is displayed.Seeing the figure of a huge tree of 3500 years ago so closely is fun....

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Mount Kasayama ,Myojinike

CHUGOKU

The mountain is in the north of Hagi City, extending to the Sea of Japan.A small crater is on the mountaintop of 112 meters above sea level which erupted 10,000 years ago.A view of the islands that scatter in the Sea of Japan seen from the mountaintop is splendid.Myojinike is a pond at the foot of the mountain is connected to the open sea, so the fish of the sea are seen.Hiking for 30 minutes from...

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Nagushiyama Park

KYUSHU

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 only by car.The period of azalea (from the middle of April to the beginning of May) is recommended.                                                                                                               ...

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Tashinobusho

KYUSHU

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

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Big banyan tree

KYUSHU

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

KYUSHU

Matama Shoreline is a well-known sunset spot for its location in the northwest of the Kunisaki Peninsula.Ashallow dry beach spreads far, the stripes of the beach together with setting sun makes a beautiful nightfallwhose beauty is hard to express in words.Such a relaxing time sitting on a dike, being blown by the sea breeze and looking at the setting suncan heal the fatigue of the journey....

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Crane Observation Center

KYUSHU

The Japanese have been protecting cranes as lucky birds for their longevity and there is a lot of bait on the tideland,that’s why so many cranes come here and spend winters.More than 10,000 cranes come here from November to January every year,which makes a grand view, so it is recommended that bird watchers visit here in winter at least one time.In order to prevent infection of illness, visitors a...

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Jomonsugi

KYUSHU

The scientists estimate that the cedar is 3000 to 7000 years old, this 16-meter-trunk old cedar is the symbol of Yakushima.Jomon is the name of the earliest era in Japan’s history, and as the cedar has been growing since the era,it is so named by people with awe. It really makes a dignified divine atmosphere.Tourists have to walk 8 to 10 hours for a round-trip to see the Jomon Cedar,so they must h...

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Kigensugi

KYUSHU

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 people feel dignity....

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Chiringajima Island

KYUSHU

It is the greatest floating island in the gulf near the entrance of the Gulf of Kagoshima.It is an uninhabited island of 3 km around, where a 800-meter-long sandbank appearsat low tide during March and October,which attracts lots of visitors to come to see the unique island....

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Lake Ikeda

KYUSHU

It is the biggest caldera lake in Kyushu with 19 kilometers around and 233meters the deepest.Along shoreline, there are restaurants, souvenir shops andcruisers etc.Eels with 2 meters in length and 50 centimeters of waist size inhabit in the lake....

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Maibotsu-torii

KYUSHU

The torii which was buried in the roadside of the Sakurajima east shoreline.In the big eruption of 1914, eight villages of Sakurajima were buried by the lava,and 687 families in the Kurogami area were also buried.Only the upper part on the torii of 3m in height gives a brain from the surface of the earthand tells you about horror of the eruption of the volcano....

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Seibu-rindo /Oko Waterfall

KYUSHU

Seiburindo is a 12-kilometer road in the west of the island where visitors may see different forestsfrom the ones in Yaku cedar and also watch wild animals such as monkeys and deer and so on.Oko Waterfall is not only the biggest waterfall on the Yakushima Island but also in Kyushu with its 88-meter fall.Both the size and the quantity of water are perfect.It is also to reach the basin of waterfall....

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Senhiro Waterfall

KYUSHU

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 a picture of water contrasted to the granite....

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Yoggo Ravine

KYUSHU

It is ravine which is in the broadleaf forest of Nagata Village in the northwest of the island.Visitors may drive there and walk for 10 minutesfrom the parking lot.The river flows down from the top of a big granite, floating water is really clear.However, be careful ofthe rise of a river....

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Enkanchi/Ryutan

OKINAWA

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, and around the pond there is a neat and clean promenade,it is very quiet with few people....

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