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Hita, The Little Kyoto of Oita : Stroll Around the Castle Town

Sponsored by Tourism Oita After spending the night in a luxury ryokan and enjoying the special experience of a dinner cruise on a special Japanese boat called a Yakatabune, I’ve now come to discover more about Hita city, specifically it’s neighborhood Mameda, nicknamed “Little Kyoto“! Mameda, A Well Preserved Old…
Murakami Lacquerware, A local craftwork with a long history.
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Murakami Lacquerware – The Specialty Handicraft of Niigata

Sponsored by Murakami City During my trip to Murakami city, I learned about the numerous “charm points” of this interesting town. Besides beautiful beaches and delicious food and drink, Murakami also has a history of making “Tsuishu” or red lacquerware. Most westerners would typically associate…
Dana cowin, Robert and Marina sinskey were talking about sake.
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A Sake Tour, to Discover the True Japanese Alcohol

Sponsored by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan “The Cool Japan Public-Private Partnership Platform Project”   How can nihonshu (commonly called sake) gain more recognition outside of Japan? This is an issue on which the highest authorities in the country place great importance. Cabinet Office, Government…
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Explore the local food, culture and deer in Miyajima

Sponsored by  MIYAJIMA ROPEWAY Southwest of Hiroshima City lies Itsukushima, a sparsely-populated island home to many shrines, wild deer and a lot of beautiful maple trees. It is actually because of these many shrines that Itsukushima is more commonly known as Miyajima, or “Shrine Island”…