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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…

This Unique Cafe in Kyoto Offers Delicious Food That Looks Like Raw Minerals

Kyoto (京都) is, no doubt, a magnet for tourists who are seeking high-quality unique dishes. There are so many hidden gems in the city which makes it hard to decide and choose the best. One of its treasures is Usagi no Nedoko (ウサギノネドコ), a cutely named establishment whose mission is to communicate the beauty of…

What is This Unusual ”Mizukiri” Competition in Kochi Prefecture?

Did you know that there was an international competition for skipping stones, held in Kochi prefecture in Japan every year? Every summer since 2003, the Mizukiri International Competition has been held at Niyodo River in Kochi prefecture. What is Mizukiri? Mizukiri is the Japanese word for ‘stone skipping’. Stone skipping is a sport in which…