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This Small Ghibli-Inspired Town in Japan Will Transport You to Another World!

Nestled on the outskirts of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (静岡県浜松市) is a town that looks straight out of a fairy tale or a Ghibli movie. Nukumori no Mori (ぬくもりの森) is the kind of place where it’s impossible not to feel like you’ve been transported to another world. Check it out! Nukumori no Mori Author’s photo Nukumori no…

Visit the Enchanting World Heritage Shirakawa-Village this Winter!

The prefecture of Gifu in central Honshu offers a lot of enchanting places that one must include in his or her itinerary when planning to visit Japan. One of the must-visit places in Gifu is the village of Shirakawa. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go is indeed beautiful in all seasons. Although,…

Ogijima Island, Home of Charming and Artistic Villages in Takamatsu, Kagawa

Takamatsu is located in Kagawa, the smallest prefecture of Japan. It has warm, humid summers and chilly winters with minimal snowfall. Near Takamatsu is the neighboring island of nearby Megijima. jp.fotolia.com/ It is a small island with a lighthouse and a lovely village. Let’s explore the place! The Island   Ogijima Island is just 2…

Shirakawago, Gifu: A Quaint Village for Relaxation

Located in Gifu prefecture of Japan is a quaint village known as Shirakawa-go. This is a place hidden away in the mountains, full of luxurious trees and blossoming flowers in spring. It is dominated by gasho-zukuri houses. This is a very peculiar style of architecture for houses. It is said to have a Minka-style where…