Tashibunoshou View Point at Bungotakata city, Oita prefecture.
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Experiencing a Farmer’s Inn at a World Agricultural Heritage Site in Oita

Sponsored by Tourism Oita   Japan’s connection with great food runs deep, and there are sensory delights here for everyone. From vegans to avid “carnivores”, everyone loves eating fresh, local produce, and I was lucky enough to sample some of Oita’s tasty cuisine by staying at Farm Stay…
Harajirozaemon is a miso and soy sauce brewery in Hita city, Oita prefecture, Japan.
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Hita and Its Traditional Craft Work: Visit Geta and the Soy Sauce Factory

Sponsored by Tourism Oita If you are in Hita, you should definitely visit two important factories of the city. Harajirozaemon is a miso and soy sauce brewery and they even make Japanese lemonade (ramune), and the Motono-hakimono Factory makes traditional wooden shoes called Geta. It’s time to discover…
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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…
Beach at Wakasa Takahama, Fukui prefecture
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Perfect Nature Destination Near to Kyoto and Kanazawa: How to Get to Wakasa Takahama?

Sponsored by Wakasa Takahama Tourism Association Less than two hours from Kyoto, and three hours from Kanazawa, is Wakasa Takahama –  home to one of only two Blue Flag beaches in Japan! Unlike Japan’s other Blue Flag beach though (Kamakura, south of Tokyo), Wakasa Takahama is…