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5 Things to Do in Yamaguchi, One of Japan’s Less-Trodden Prefectures

Best known for its blowfish dish, Yamaguchi is the westernmost prefecture in the Chugoku region on the main island of Honshu. It is also one of Japan’s prefectures that keep traditional Japanese culture alive and stay true to the history of the country. If you like Japanese history, Yamaguchi is the place for you. Here…

Visit Kitagishima, The Beautiful Granite Island in Okayama Prefecture!

Okayama Prefecture is a popular area on the west side of Japan which boasts many islands, islets, and beaches and attracts both Japanese and international visitors. This area of Japan is both picturesque and historical and is a great place to explore and enjoy! In particular, the Seto Inland Sea region has long been a…

Go on a Thrilling Hike and Spot this Fantastic Cave Temple in Tottori Prefecture!

Out of all the important designated sites in Japan, Sanbutsu-ji Temple and Nageire-do Hall in Tottori can be termed the two of the most dangerous because of their locations on Mt. Mitoku. Said to have been built in the 8th century A.D., the temple, together with its cliff-hanging halls, is one of the oldest religious…

30 Things to Do in Hiroshima, Japan’s Western Prefecture of History and Culture

Hiroshima Prefecture is in western Honshu, Japan’s main island. It is home to the beautiful Miyajima Island, one of the Nihon-Sankei, or three most scenic spots of Japan. The prefecture’s capital, also called Hiroshima, is a vibrant and modern city, home to the Peace Memorial Park and the Genbaku Dome, the only surviving building in…

Bask in a Sea of Flowers All Year Round at the Largest Flower Park in Japan!

Want to view the most colorful blooms in Japan but concerned about the weather or season not being in your favor? Do you want to visit a very unique and enormous garden set against the backdrop of a magnificent mountain which allows you to view the flowers all year round without being affected by natural…

Top 30 Hotels in Beautiful Hiroshima for an Unforgettable Trip in 2017

Located in the west of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, Hiroshima is a city steeped in history, tradition, and the buzz of a busy metropolis. This friendly city truly has something for any visitor with fascinating museums and historical sights, festivals all year round, and an array of shopping and restaurant areas. Many people visit Hiroshima…

Interested to See a Different Type of Japanese Castle? Check This One in Okayama!

I’m very interested in Japan’s history and thus, castles are always a must-see for me. So far I’ve visited at least a couple dozen of them. I’ve seen castles of different shapes and sizes, varying among originals, reconstructions, and ruins. However, until my recent visit to Okayama, I’d never seen a castle like Kinojo Castle…

Explore Akiyoshidai, Japan’s Otherworldly National Park in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Japan has no shortage of beautiful sceneries. You can find almost everything in the country, from gorgeous mountains, ancient forests, picturesque beaches, and even sand dunes. One of the most unique spots is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the southernmost part of Honshu. Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park is home to a staggering number of karst formations that…

Make Your Trip to Shimane Memorable at This Traditional Japanese Guest House

A lot of travelers nowadays opt to search for lodging that is affordable but still has great service. Among the popular choices for them are guest houses. A guest house is a private house that offers accommodations and is quite similar to a bed and breakfast type of lodging. Across Japan, there are various guest…
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