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6 Must-Visit Spots in Miyajima, Japan’s Island of Gods

An hour away from Hiroshima is Miyajima, an island regarded as the “Island of Gods.” The island is officially named Itsukushima but is more commonly referred to as Miyajima, which means “shrine island.” Aside from the shrines and temples that can be visited, Miyajima also offers beautiful scenery of nature and delectable local cuisine. In…

Explore the Art of Handmade Brushes at This Museum in Japan’s Brush Capital!

Japanese calligraphy is a traditional form of visual art that has been handed down from generation to generation. However, did you know that most calligraphy brushes in the past were handmade from animal fur? You can still find plenty of this kind at the Fudenosato Kobo Brush Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. Other than that, the…

Check Out These 3 Great Lunch Spots for Weary Travelers in Tottori!

When it comes to sand dunes, Tottori is the best place to visit in Japan. It is a well-known tourist destination which plays an important role in the country’s prehistoric period. It is also known for heavily agricultural areas which produce pears, watermelon, yam, etc. Since many tourists visit the place every year, it has…

Love Detective Conan? Take a Trip to Japan’s “Conan Town” in Tottori!

One of the most iconic works when it comes to Japanese manga and anime is Detective Conan, created by manga artist Gosho Aoyama. Aoyama created a world of crime solving and mystery unparalleled by any other manga. It is no wonder that in its years of publication, fans from all over the world continue to…

Discover the Supernatural World of Yokai at This Town in Tottori Prefecture!

When speaking about yokai, a class of supernatural monsters within Japanese folklore, one cannot help but be reminded of the late Mizuki Shigeru, the manga, author and historian who is known for his yokai related work. His passion for the world of yokai had led him to create manga and books about yokai, among which…

4 Must-See Places for a Quick Getaway to the Wonderful Hiroshima Prefecture

Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture has a lot to offer, but since it is a bit far from the more popular travel destinations like Tokyo and Osaka, it is often overlooked. Despite this, it is still a place worth visiting even just for a quick trip. If you want to see as many amazing spots in Hiroshima…

Visit These 3 Fascinating Places in Stunning Okayama in 2018!

Okayama is just one of the many interesting places you should try to visit in Japan. It is popular for Koraku-en Garden, which is one of the top three traditional gardens in the country, and the fable “Momotaro”, which portrays the tale of a hero. Besides being culturally rich in history, it is also home…

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…
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