Naruto Bridge, Shikoku
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Naruto Bridge, Shikoku

The Onaruto Bridge is located near Shikoku and is on the highway connecting Kobe with…

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Kodaiji Temple
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Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple (高台寺) established in Kyoto in 1606 is a beautiful Temple located near Yasaka…

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Dazaifu Tenmangu
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Dazaifu Tenmangu

Dazaifu Tenmangu is a Shrine built over the grave of Michizane Sugawara, also known as…

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Eiheiji Temple
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Eiheiji Temple

Eiheiji Temple, located in Fukui-ken, was founded over 800 years ago, although the temple was…

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Naoshima, Shikoku
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Naoshima, Shikoku

Naoshima is a small island in the Setonaikai. It takes 20 minutes by Ferry from…

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Shirakawago
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Shirakawago

Shirakawago (白川郷) in Gifu-ken is a World Heritage listed village. The area is known for…

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Tojinbo Cliffs
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Tojinbo Cliffs

The Tojinbo Cliffs are a natural collection of jagged rock faces about 30 meters tall.…

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Japanese Food
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Japanese Food

On my recent trip to Shikoku I had some wonderful food, particularly produce from the…

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Otsuka International Art Museum
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Otsuka International Art Museum

Ostuka Pharmaceutical have built a wonderful art museum in Naruto which holds over 1,000 pieces…

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Seto Ohashi Bridge
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Seto Ohashi Bridge

I traveled to Shikoku recently, catching the Shinkansen to Okayama and then the train to…

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Shibuya Fesitval, Konnou Hachimangu
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Shibuya Fesitval, Konnou Hachimangu

The Konnou Hachimangu Shrine in Shibuya dates back to 1092. This weekend there was a…

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Seijogakuenmae
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Seijogakuenmae

Seijogakuenmae (Seijo) is a family orientated station on the Odakyu Line, running to Shinjuku. It…

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Jishu Shrine, Kyoto
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Jishu Shrine, Kyoto

Jishu Shrine is located in the Kiyomizu Temple area of Kyoto. It is a Shrine…

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Shimokitazawa
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Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa is a popular area on the Odakyu and Inokashira Lines. On the weekend, the…

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Yobuko, Live Squid
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Yobuko, Live Squid

Yobuko in Sagaken is a well known harbor town famous for its fresh squid. Many…

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Okayama, Korakuen
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Okayama, Korakuen

Okayama's Korakuen has been in existence since the Edo Period and has entertained many important…

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Ise Jingu, Naiku
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Ise Jingu, Naiku

Hiroshima Genbaku Dome
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Hiroshima Genbaku Dome

Hiroshima Genbaku Dome, the well known scene of the destruction caused by the first Atomic…

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Midtown Water Works
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Midtown Water Works

Summer Matsuri
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Summer Matsuri

Tokyo Daijingu
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Tokyo Daijingu

Tokyo Daijingu is located near Iidabashi Station in Tokyo. The Shrine is descended from the…

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Yoyogi
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Yoyogi

Capsule Inn, Shibuya
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Capsule Inn, Shibuya

Capsule Inns or hotels are well known in Japan for providing a place to stay…

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Ryoanji Temple
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Ryoanji Temple

There are 2 sets of gardens at Ryoanji Temple, the dry rock garden and the…

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Ginza Cats
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Ginza Cats

On the weekends you can walk down the main street in the Ginza without any…

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Kofu, Yamanashi-ken
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Kofu, Yamanashi-ken

Kofu is located about 2 hours West of Tokyo in Yamanashi-ken. You can catch an…

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