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Amazing Akita
6 days ago

Amazing Akita

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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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Head North to Aomori
1 week ago

Head North to Aomori

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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
1 week ago

Dig Into Iwate

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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
4 weeks ago

Kyoto Tango Railway

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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
4 weeks ago

Lake Towada

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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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The Archipelago of Matsushima
2 months ago

The Archipelago of Matsushima

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Matsushima is one of the Nihon Sankei or “Three Great Sights of Japan”. It is located only 25 kilometres from Sendai, and is what we would consider a must …
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Along the Oirase River
2 months ago

Along the Oirase River

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This picturesque river is only 14 kilometers long, but one of the most well visited scenic spots in Aomori prefecture. The fact that it is part of the larger …
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Yamadera, the mountain temple
2 months ago

Yamadera, the mountain temple

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The proper name of this temple is Risshaku-ji, but most people use the informal name Yamadera, meaning “mountain temple”, instead. The reason why will be obvious as soon as …
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Moerenuma Park, Sapporo
2 months ago

Moerenuma Park, Sapporo

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Moerenuma Park offers things to do and see all year round. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by cherry blossom trees during spring, and go for a dip at the artificial …
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Scenic Train Routes – Resort Shirakami
2 months ago

Scenic Train Routes – Resort Shirakami

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The Gono Line runs between Higashi-Noshiro station in Akita Prefecture, to Kawabe in Aomori, a 147 km long stretch, most of it along the shore of the Sea of …
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Ueno Park
2 months ago

Ueno Park

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Ueno is one of the major hubs in northeastern Tokyo, and an important waypoint for travelers to and from Narita airport. However, just a few minutes from the bustling …
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Haunted Tokyo
3 months ago

Haunted Tokyo

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For most of us, Halloween is more of a party than anything, but Japanese ghost stories? They’re not for the faint of heart. In the immortal words of Dante Alighieri, …
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