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Best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. After climbing dunes and mountains, be sure to try the local specialty Matsubagani cuisine. Matsubagani is a long legged snow crab, delicious in all the many ways it is prepared, but especially as Kanijuu (snow crab soup).View Prefecture »
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In the Heian era, it was the home of aristocratic decadence. Now, when standing on the Togetsukyo Bridge, you can hear the murmuring flow of Guichuan. Stop and imagine the boats of past aristocrats rippling in the Weir River, appreciate the beauty of changing scenery throughout the year, and step back a millennium.View Neighborhood »
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Yanaka Cemetary is Tokyo's largest, and very picturesque, cemetery. The place is famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring.
Possibly the oldest Western-style coffee shop in operation in Japan, this Brazilian-themed Ginza cafe first opened in the early 1900s, albeit at a different venue. Cafe Paulista is best known for being a favorite of writers, intellectuals and politicians. Yoko
Hotel Dormy Inn Toyama
Just a few paces from Toyama Castle, this casual hotel offers its guests a "tennen onsen", or natural hot spring bath. Convenient amenities make this suitable accommodation for both business and travel.
With a concept of "long life design", this shop sells regional arts and crafts, as well as furniture and homeware, all designed to accompany you for the rest of your life. In the cafe area visitors can enjoy the taste of Toyama. Even though D&Department is a c
MaiDreamin Cafe (Akihabara The Third)
This popular chain of maid cafes boasts several locations in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and even Bangkok, Thailand. This particular branch of MaiDreamin is one of seven in Akihabara. Here, guests can enjoy cute themed foods and drinks while being entertained by wait
Though located within a machiya (historic Japanese merchant's house), this restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine and wine. Closed every Wednesday, and for lunch on every first Thursday of the month.
Milks is located a little over a minutes walk from Ebisu Station, located on the 5th floor of the ‘Granbell Ebisunishi Building’ with a pure white interior that is both relaxing and luxurious. Catering for a more aldult taste, Milks offer some of Hokkaido’s
Ebis Cafe & Pachinko
This is a new breed of café/pachinko born in Hida Takayama. As the first establishment in Japan, it combined café, which offers a relaxing moment, and pachinko, which gives excitement. It is a five-minute walk from JR Takayama station. It opens until 22:30.
Fuki temple is a historical temple originally built for prayers by the chief priest at Usa Jingu Shrine (a Japan national treasure) in 718. Fukiji Odo is one of three great Amitabha halls in Japan. The others include the Phenix Hall at Byodoin Temple in Kyoto
Usa Shrine was founded around 8th century, also well known for second ancestral temple after Ise shrine. Usa shrine is the head shrine of thousands of shrines across Japan that are dedicated to Hachiman, the god of archery and war, who has also been identifie
A gorgeous restaurant engulfed in a mysterious looking bamboo forest. As you enter, you are surrounded by a picturesque forest, perfect for a picture. There is also a gorgeous red bench and umbrella that further enhances your experience. Their main cuisin
Oita Bank Dome
The Oita Bank Dome was originally built in 2002 for the football world cup by famous designer, Kisho Kurokawa. Due to the high-end architecture and largest retractable roof in Japan, spectators can enjoy a great view of the pitch from every seat. It is now cur
Beach in Fukushima Reopens After 8 Years: This Week in Japan
Fukushima beach reopens after 8 years http://www.newsonjapan.com/ After the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan, Haragamaobama beach in the Fukushima Prefecture has finally reopened to the public. Like Haragamaobama, several
Why Oita Should Be On Your Next Itinerary To Japan
Tucked away on the eastern coast of Kyushu island, Oita Prefecture has many attractions suitable for all types of tourists. While the average visitor may only visit this area for their amazing onsen (hot spring) culture, there is a lot more to this prefectur