Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village is the world’s first environment-themed teddy bear museum that delivers meaningful environmental messages through its treasured collection of heartwarming toys. Housed in a renovated 200-year-old gassho-zukuri traditional farmhouse, a thousand bears from ‘all walks of life’ aim to please even the most hardhearted of all.
Lu Xun, the great thinker and novelist in China, studied in Tohoku University from 1904 to 1906. You could still see the very classroom where the principle concepts of his masterpieces was conceived in the beautiful Katahira Campus of the University.
On the precincts of the historic Horinji Temple, one can find the Shinto shrine known as “Dendengu”, which is devoted to Den Den Myojin (the ancestral god of electronics). Since ancient times, this shrine has been popular with the local residents until it was destroyed in a fire in 1864.
Located in the quaint northern suburbs of Kyoto, Funaoka Onsen was established in 1923 and is one of the most authentic old school bath houses in Kyoto. With a controversial decor, a sauna and seven leisure pools, you will soon find out which one has an electric bath!