Outside view of Matsue Castle
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Western Japan on a Budget: Explore Matsue Castle and a Yokai Manga Town Near Hiroshima

Sponsored by Chugoku Region Tourism Promotion Association / Chugoku District Transport Bureau We’ve already discussed in a previous article how easy and inexpensive it is to reach Matsue by bus from Hiroshima; now let’s talk about how easy it is to get around Matsue. With…
Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle Fall Foliage
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Discover Korakuen, One of Japan’s Best Gardens, and Okayama Castle During Autumn Foliage

Sponsored by Okayama City Okayama City is full of sightseeing destinations if you’re looking to take in Japan’s famous fall scenery. The yellows, oranges and reds of autumn work their way down Honshu Island, starting in Aomori in late September and reaching Okayama by mid-November.…
Kitsuki Samurai District, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu
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Stroll Through Feudal Japan with Oita’s Historic Samurai Towns

Sponsored by Tourism Oita The samurai were once Japan’s most powerful social caste. These feudal warriors have since been mythologized in everything from Hollywood movies to Japan’s national football team, Samurai Blue. At the height of their social status during feudal times, however, they lived…