crane bird watching in Izumi
Accommodation Kyushu | Fukuoka Sightseeing Sponsored

Izumi, a Cranes’ Paradise: Observation Center and Ryokan

Sponsored by Izumi City   Cranes (Tsuru in Japanese) are migratory birds that play a very important in the Japanese culture. They are often represented in old paintings, symbolizing fulfillment and hope. Unlike many other birds, cranes are much more difficult to observe. In fact, many…
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Activities Chugoku | Hiroshima Culture Food Shopping Sightseeing Sponsored

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”…
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Culture Food Sightseeing Tohoku | Sendai

Koiwai Farm: Experience Unique Hands-on Learning at this Local Dairy Farm

Koiwai is unique, not only in the tours it offers but also in the range and variety of projects it is involved in. Established in 1891 it functions mainly as a dairy farm, producing milk, and cheese and yogurt, all of which can be purchased at their stores, or tasted at the restaurants located on site.