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Hirado
The dawn of Japan’s contact with the western world
The beautiful temples and churches of Hirado
What makes Hirado so interesting is not just its historic ties with the west, but its well preserved old streets and general feel of ancient Japan. The city is for the most part located on an island of the same name and was not even connected to the mainland until a bridge was built in 1977 connecting it to Kyushu island.

Yabitsu-Pass to Mount Oyama
A different approach to Kanagawa's top mountain
As we ascended further, the thick fog remained
Experience a different side to one of Kanagawa`s most popular mountains via the Yabitsu Pass. A more natural, less crowded, approach to Mount Oyama

Cavorting at Kyotango
A day trip of kayaking and swimming from Kyoto
The glimmering cerulean sea framed by dramatic wooded cliffs makes your heart sing.
The north shore of Kyoto prefecture revolves around Wakasa Bay, looking like a shining pearl necklace that stretches beyond the horizon from Hyogo to Fukui. This realm is blessed with pristine beaches and majestic peninsulas, whose forested hills kiss the sea. You can go swimming, surfing, fishing, or kayaking, in any combination you please. In Maizuru as well as Kyotango, you may come across kayakers doing a bit of squid or sea bream fishing on the side. Keep an eye for the sea eagles as they know where the richest fishing spots are.

Creating Soba in Iiyama
Noodles and more in Nagano
Yellow oilseed rape blossoms in Iiyama
Combine a soba-making experience with the comfort and hospitality of an overnight stay at a family-run Japanese hot spring inn

Kayaking Adventure in Gokase
Beautiful waterfalls and landscapes around every corner
Multiple colors of the Gokase Mountains
Kayaking Adventure in Gokase, a town located on Kyushu Island in the Miyazaki Prefecture. During the summer it is an unexplored land. This peaceful area is set between Iiboshi Mountain pass. The luscious green landscape encompasses every portion of the area with waterfalls around every corner.

Tokyo's Sake Brewery Sawanoi
A blessed location— wonderful nature and good sake
The entrance of the brewery Sawanoi
Just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo, you can experience the make of Japanese sake surrounded by traditions and wonderful nature. 

Shiretoko Peninsula in Spring
Boat trip uncovering this natural habitat
Mother and Cub
Exploring Hokkaido and it's numerous National Parks. Shiretoko Peninsula in spring is a full of new born animal and blooming flowers.

Hotokeguara, the Buddha Rock
A spectacular natural sight in Northern Japan
Boardwalk along the ocean
Hotokeguara, a hidden gem of coastline comprised of Buddha like rocks and cliffs, found out in the Western wilds of Shimokita Peninsula. 

Tohoku Charity Walk
See the affected areas while walking for charity
A goddess of mercy statue was constructed as a place to pray and reflect
Charity Walk is an annual charity walk along the tsunami affected areas outside Sendai. Walking along the coast, participants will see the destruction and reconstruction of where the disaster happened. The event also raises money and awareness of the continuing situation. 

Saitama’s Rural Heart; Ogose City
Beautiful villages, long rivers and large waterfalls
The start of the course, several minutes away from Ogose Station
With three waterfalls, beautiful little villages, hilly forests, long winding rivers and picturesque temples, rural Ogose City in Saitama Prefecture has something to offer everyone.

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