【Part2】What kind of village is regarded as the “most beautiful village in Japan”?

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  • Part 2, since the last article was so well received.
    Look at these wonderful images of the villages that are members of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan.
    What kind of village is regarded as the “most beautiful village in Japan”? Part〜1〜

    Matsuzakicho(Shizuoka)

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    These terraced rice fields were recognized as one of the Ten Best Rice Terraces in Shizuoka Prefecture. You can see the Surugawan Bay below and Mt. Fuji and the south Japan Alps above.

    Japanese notation:松崎町
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    Inecho(Kyoto)

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    Ine-cho still flourishes as a unique fishing town.
    Besides its wonderful scenery, remaining alive in this charming town are tangible and intangible cultural resources in traditional food, clothing and shelter, as well as folk arts like the Urashima Taro legend.
    The houses that stand on the very edge of the sea seem to float upon the water.

    Japanese notation:伊根町
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    Sonimura(Nara)

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    The Soni Kogen plateau is a huge open field of Japanese pampas grass, which looks refreshingly like a lovely blue tapestry from spring to summer. In autumn the tips of the grasses are bathed in sunlight, glowing silver and gold. The area welcomes many visitors every year.

    Japanese notation:曽爾村
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    Kamikatsucho(Tokushima)

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    Everywhere in the village are beautiful rice terraces, and it is one of the national 100 Best Rice Terraces.

    Japanese notation:上勝町
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    Motoyamacho(kochi)

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    It’s a special geological formation, where you can observe more than 30 precious types of metamorphic rock.

    Japanese notation:本山町
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    Yufuinchotsukahara(Oita)

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    Yufuin is famous for its onsen hot springs.
    It has many old traditions and lore, and has been a visitor attraction since the 4th century

    Japanese notation:湯布院町塚原
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    Touhoumura(Fukuoka)

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    Beautiful rivers, the stillness of the mountains.
    The stars sparkling in the clear night sky, and the gentle twinkling of the fireflies near ground.

    Japanese notation:東峰村
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