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Posts By NAVITIME Travel Editor

Latest Posts | By NAVITIME Travel Editor
Amazing Akita
5 months ago

Amazing Akita

When thinking of Akita Prefecture, a few things instantly come to mind. First and foremost delicious rice and sake (highest sake consumption in Japan!) and, of course, Namahage (red and blue …
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ETC and using Japanese highways
5 months ago

ETC and using Japanese highways

ETC Cards

When you’re booking a rental car, be sure to get an ETC card. Not only do they make your highways tolls cheaper Just slide one of these Electronic …
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See Japan By Bus
5 months ago

See Japan By Bus

When you think of traveling around Japan, you probably think of the world class train network and the king of all high speed trains, the shinkansen. That said, there are …
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Head North to Aomori
5 months ago

Head North to Aomori

The name Aomori literally means ”blue (or green) forest”, and is believed to refer to a small-ish forest on a hill near present day Aomori City, used as a …
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Dig Into Iwate
5 months ago

Dig Into Iwate

Iwate prefecture takes its name from the picturesque volcano, Mt. Iwate, which erupted in 1732 and covered the northeastern side of the mountain with 5-10 meters of black lava called …
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Kyoto Tango Railway
6 months ago

Kyoto Tango Railway

The Kyoto Tango railway, or Tantetsu, is in fact a network of three lines, The Miyafuku Line connects Miyazu with Fuchiyama, the Miyamai Line connects Nishi-Maizuru with Miyazu, and the …
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Lake Towada
6 months ago

Lake Towada

Several major volcanic eruptions formed this lake, with the most recent one, back in 915 AD, giving the lake its current shape. Lake Towada (Towadako), roughly 44km in circumference, …
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Tochigi City – Kuranomachi
6 months ago

Tochigi City – Kuranomachi

Tochigi City is one of the Kanto Area’s best kept secrets. Nicknamed Kuranomachi, or “Kura Town,” it’s home to a plethora of kura, traditional storehouses, the majority of which …
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Welcome to Matsumoto
7 months ago

Welcome to Matsumoto

Located in the center of Nagano Prefecture, Matsumoto is one of our favorite cities in Japan. It’s beautiful, compact, and super tourist friendly. Due to its central location, it’s a …
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Where to Eat in Matsumoto
7 months ago

Where to Eat in Matsumoto

Asada 浅田

is a small, family owned restaurant within walking distance of the Matsumoto Station that specializes in handmade Shinshu soba. The restaurant enjoys the reputation of being one …
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What to See in Matsumoto
7 months ago

What to See in Matsumoto

Matsumoto Castle 松本城

was the seat of government for the Matsumoto Domain during the Edo Period. Its iconic black tenshu, or keep, lies directly on the inner moat and …
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What to Do in Matsumoto
7 months ago

What to Do in Matsumoto

Go Shopping in Nakamachi 中町通り商店街

is the name of the area just south of , and lies along the bank of the Metoba River from Daimyocho Street to just …
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