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Shibu Onsen Day Trip 12

Shibu Onsen Day Trip

Full of yukata-clad visitors during the weekend, the beautiful and historic village of Shibu Onsen is quiet mid-week. Amid the chaos..

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Myoko House in Myoko Kogen, Niigata

Myoko House in Myoko Kogen, Niigata

Myoko is an increasingly popular destination when it comes to the very best of Japan's famed powder snow. Myoko House combines..

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Ofuna Kannon Temple in Kamakura

Ofuna Kannon Temple in Kamakura

Ofuna Kannon is an immense, striking white statue which overlooks the Ofuna Station area and offers protection for those who come..

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Kanzuri in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture 7

Kanzuri in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture

Kanzuri is a fermented chilli paste (or hot sauce) made only in Myoko using chillies, yuzu and koji. Once per winter, chillies harvested..

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Hitome Senbonzakura Festival

Hitome Senbonzakura Festival

Early - Late Apr

Miyagi's annual Hitome Senbonzakura Festival celebrates the beauty of ​​1,200 cherry trees along the Shiroishi Riverside a..

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Yamaura Stay

Yamaura Stay

Nannini Cristina

Perched in the foothills of the Yatsugatake Mountains in Nagano is Yamaura, a lovely rural area that looks straight of an old Japanese..

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