Harajiri waterfalls in Oita prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
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Discover the Archetypal Japanese Landscape and Majestic Waterfall in Oita

Sponsored by Tourism Oita   Oita Prefecture in Kyushu Region is commonly known as the “onsen prefecture” of Japan with famous hot spring towns like Beppu and Yufuin. But did you know there are other natural delights nestled within this volcanic area? One of which is Harajiri Falls (Harajiri no…
Futago-ji temple at Kunisaki peninsula, Oita prefecture, Japan.
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Celebrating 1300 Years of History of Rokugo Manzan at Kunisaki Peninsula

Sponsored by Tourism Oita Kunisaki Peninsula (国東半島) is a beautiful rural area centred around Mount Futago in northern Oita Prefecture. Here, a 1300 history of Buddhism and Shintoism and mountain worship moulded Kunisaki Peninsula into an ancient training place for those seeking spiritual enlightenment. The combination of these beliefs have created a local culture, unique to the area,…
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Enoshima : Stay in Ryokan with over 700 years of History… and Check Out Mt.Fuji !

Sponsored by Fujisawa City Tourism Association   Iwamotorou Ryokan, located in Enoshima, is a traditional Japanese inn which has been run for over seven hundred years by the same family. More than fifty generations. A Historical Ryokan in Enoshima During Edo period, this ryokan had been loved by many shoguns…
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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…
Enoden is running between Kamakura and Enoshima.
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Discover Ryuko-ji Temple and a Five Storied Pagoda, near Kamakura

Sponsored by Fujisawa City Tourist Association   I guess many tourists think of Kamakura as a place of many temples and home to the Great Buddha Buddhist temple Kotoku-in), and Enoshima as a beach resort for the Tokyoites. However, Fujisawa city(Kanagawa prefecture) conceals a magnificent temple that unveils itself under…
Nakanojo Biennale , An art festival at Nakanojo town, Gunma prefecture, Japan.
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Nakanojo Biennale – Meet the Artists Beautifying the Japanese Countryside

Sponsored by Nakanojo tourism association Margherita Marchioni (Left) with Kazue Taguchi (Right) Starting on September 9th, the town of Nakanojo, Gunma will begin their 6th Biennale. This art festival, which is held in the rural Gunma town every other year, combines eager young artists and…