A leisure stroll through the architectures of Studio Ghibli's fictional universe in Koganei Park. With life-size reproductions of historical Japanese houses scattered about the seven-hectare premise, the museum is more like a small village. The bathhouse in the far end of the museum was rumored to be the central inspiration for the set of Spirited Away. Hayao Miyazaki was often sighted to have frequented the museum for inspiration.
If you‘re looking for a place to cycle tour in Japan, there is one place I would like to recommend. Omihachiman, a little town that sits on the east bank of Lake Biwa and is very easy to get to from Kyoto.
Tono is of my favorite places to go in Iwate. I often go there by bicycle from Hanamaki, round trip around 100 kilometers. The route there is quite scenic and every time I get there I feel like I'm back in British Columbia, the scenery is so similar. This year, I had family visit from Canada, obviously it was the first place that I took them to visit.