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The Bank of Iwate Red Brick Bu...

If you find this building has a striking resemblance to Tokyo Station Hotel, that's probably because they share a common designer ...

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Matama sunset beach at Bungota...

The beach is more than 180° wide without any obstructions and the setting sun is right smack in the centre. When I was there, it ...

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Island Lumina

A multimedia night walk in search of an enchanted jewel.Located on Iojima Island, and created by a Canadian company (Moment Factor...

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Natural and spiritual splendor...

Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima, about 20km west of central Hiroshima, is famous for being constructed over the water so as not def...

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Otaru Kihinkan: A luxurious vi...

It took 6 and a half years from 1917 to build this extravagant villa of the Aoyama family, a fishing magnate that enjoyed enormous...

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Setoda Daytripping: Enjoy some...

The island-hopping Shimanami Kaido route between Onomichi on Japan’s main island of Honshu and Imabari on the island of Shikoku is...

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Licence to tabe-aruki: Eating ...

Look at any guide to the intricate world of Japanese manners and you will find the rule that you are not supposed to eat while you...

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Beautifully presented plate lu...

Hiroshima has some amazing local food; okonomiyaki, oysters, hot and cold spicy noodles, the bounty of the Seto Inland Sea. And it...

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