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5 things you should know about Okunoin Temple in Mount Koya before you visit it

Okunoin Temple in Mount Koya is very popular and is visited by many tourists from overseas, so I would now like to introduce 5 things you should know about it before visiting. (The following article contains information on rituals and practices that include components based on Japan’s traditional religions (such …

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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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Enjoy the best relaxing experience! We recommend 3 popular local onsen hot springs that you must go when you visit Chubu.

Here are 3 highly-recommended popular onsen spots that you must go when you visit Chubu. We will introduce the charm of the hot springs and some local information! 1.Gero Onsen – Gifu Prefecture The Gero Onsen hot springs of Gifu Prefecture are easily accessible by taking National Route 41, so …

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A Feature of Japanese New Year—Hatsumode! Let’s take one more look at the rituals and practices of Japan’s traditional religions (Shinto)

While the Japanese new year cannot be celebrated without hatsumode, many of us are amazingly unfamiliar with the etiquettes for it. So, let’s take a look at them and brush them up. (The following article contains information on rituals and practices that include components based on Japan’s traditional religions (such …

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I Want Everyone to Learn More About Shizuoka! 3 Little-Known Shizuoka Tourist Spots from a Local

There are many sightseeing spots in Shizuoka, from historical buildings to natural waterfalls that were included in the “Selected 100 Waterfalls of Japan.” Even among these, here we’ll introduce engaging and interesting places to lovers of travel who have visited the standard spots a number of times. 1. Shizuoka Municipal …

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A must-eat when you are in Nagasaki! My 3 personal favorite little-known gourmet spots that I can recommend because they are local.

Nagasaki is a city characterized by a foreign feel. It features a unique scenery and nightscape of residential buildings extending to the top of the mountain, and streetcars running throughout the city. If you make a trip to Nagasaki, you would not want to miss all of its delicious offerings. …

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I Want Everyone to Know Nagasaki Better! 3 Little-Known Nagasaki Scenic Spots from a Local

The nightscapes of Nagasaki are so beautiful that they were listed in the new Top 3 Night Views in the World and Top 3 Night Views of Japan. The prefecture is bordered by the sea to the west, so its sunsets are also famed for their beauty. Nagasaki has many …

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I want people to know more about Kagawa! Here are my three personal favorite little- known hot spots in Kagawa.

As I look out on to the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, I think that the word picturesque perfectly describes Kagawa Prefecture, or the native-born Udon Prefecture as it is known throughout Japan. Kagawa Prefecture’s slogan is “we’re no just the Udon Prefecture.” In order for you to fully enjoy Kagawa …

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Food You Must Eat When Coming To Okayama! 3 Personally Recommended Great Little-Known Eating Spots

When people ask us what food we personally like best in Okayama, we can’t help but say “Sawara!” (Spanish mackerel), “Ebimeshi!” (Shrimp fried rice), or “Tama no Ontamameshi!” ( Fried rice with eggs from hot springs). Perhaps you have never heard of them before, but we assure you they’re all …

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