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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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Hanagoyomi is a traditional Japanese restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo.
Located in Daisetsuzan National Park, this range of gorges and the surrounding area is famous for its hotels and hot springs resorts as well as its autumn leaves, waterfalls and cliffs. Its name is derived from the Japanese words for layer, cloud, and gorge, a
Akan-ko Ainu Kotan
Ainu Kotan is an Ainu village where visitors can learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Ainu people through traditional dance performances, puppet plays, instrument classes, and history lectures. Visitors can also buy souvenirs and try Ainu cuisine in a
With the idea of "art for the public, for a larger audience", the space generates amusements, surprises, and beauty of art with an emphasis on contemporary art
Some of the ancient white-walls that used to protect the houses where Samurais lived are still preserved in this area. The Toyota family and Sony founder Akio Morita also used to live here.
Step back into the 80s with this unique little shop selling all things BMX related including patches, stickers, clothes and the bikes themselves! Located a short walk from Nakameguro station, be sure to swing by for a hefty dose of nostalgia on your next trip
New New York Club
A brilliant little restaurant that will make you feel like you're in Brooklyn. From the American products dotted around the interior, to the music played, to the menu, we don't know anywhere that in Tokyo that provides as much of an authentic New York experien
Streamer Coffee Nakameguro
Amazing original coffees and a large open space with ample power outlets and fast internet make Streamer Coffee Naka Meguro the perfect cafe to catch up on your emails on a lazy afternoon. Be sure to try the Revolver Latte and ask one of the friendly staff mem
Tokamachi City Museum
Highly recommended to visit before touring around Tokamachi City. At this museum, visitors can experience a tour with an expert on the area. It may take around 45 min to fully digest all of the information here at this museum. Visitors can learn about the hist
Hoshitoge Rice Terraces
Niigata Prefecture is well known as one of the most famous prefectures for rice. The #1 branded rice, Koshihikari has for awhile now been ranked very highly within Japan. If you visit Niigata Prefecture not only should you be eating tons of rice but we also re
As Tokamachi is one of the most famous cities for kimonos, we believe this is a must on any Tokamachi itinerary. Here visitors can learn how to put on kimonos from professionals in the industry. There are also many used kimonos for sale. This shop is located a
This unique forest labeled as “bijinbayashi” literally means in English “beautiful lady forest. For the past 90 years these tall and slender trees have been growing in almost perfect unison as they were all planted around the same time. The reason the forest g
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