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Five Things to Know About Fushimi Inari-taisha Before Visiting

Oinari-san are a common type of shrine to Japanese people, with over 30,000 nationwide. Fushimi Inari-taisha is actually the head shrine of all of these Oinari-san. Popular with both Japanese and foreign tourists, many foreigners visit Fushimi Inari-taisha from early in the morning. Most of them were attracted to the …

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Experience the Ultimate in Relaxation! 3 Famous Local Onsens You Should Visit If You Come to the Kinki Region

Ōsaka and Hyōgo, Nanki in Wakayama, Kōsei and Kotou in Shiga, Ise in Mie, and all of Nara and Kyōto—the Kinki region is overflowing with attractions and highlights for tourists. There are plenty of historical buildings, as well as shrines and temples of every kind to visit, not to mention …

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I’d like to know more about Nara! Here are 3 little-known tourist spots in Nara as told by a local!

Nara is an ancient city rich in history and culture. The city’s urban area has numerous tourist sights such as Todai-ji, and Kofuku-ji, around Nara Park. Here is a local’s guide to little-known tourist spots among them. In addition to visiting famous tourist sights, please try going these little-known places …

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You must taste this if you go to Kakogawa (Hyogo prefecture)! A guide to the deliciousness of “katsumeshi”, a hidden and unique gourmet dish!

Exactly like anywhere else in Japan, even in Hyogo the citizens have several local gourmet dishes among their favourites. For example, Kobe, the prefectural capital, is quite famous nationwide for its gourmet Kobe beef brands. However, if you move west from Kobe for less than 1 hour, you will be …

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We want to see you more in Hyogo! Three Local Travel Spots Off the Beaten Path

As far as sightseeing in Hyogo goes, places like Old Foreign Settlement in Yamate, Chinatown, found directly by Motomachi Station, and the area around Harborland, where you can stroll by the sea, are commonly seen in travel guides. Without a doubt, these places have plenty of things to see, as …

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Very popular among foreigners! 5 points you must know before visiting the Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Kinkaku-ji is offically named Rokuon-ji. One of the top 3 tourist spots in Kyoto, it’s popular among foreigners and Japanese alike. I’ll tell you about points to see while visiting Kinkaku-ji. As Kyoto is full of tourist spots, you may want to visit as many as possible. Let’s enjoy your …

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We definitely want you to visit these if you come to Japan! Touring tower structures where you can experience the latest in construction technology.

If you visit Japan, how about going to visit tower structures where you can enjoy Japanese construction technology and views of the city? 1. Tokyo Skytree (Sumida-ku, Tokyo) The tower structure that you shouldn’t miss is Tokyo Skytree (Sumida-ku, Tokyo), a familiar Tokyo tourist attraction that boasts the tallest stand-alone …

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5 best flower-watching spots you must see when you visit Japan in spring

Japanese love cherry blossoms. Today I will tell you about the best of flower-watching spots I have actually visited and want you to see. I have included spots where not only can you see beautiful cherry blossoms but also you can savor Japan’s representative mood. 1. Hirosaki Castle The first …

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