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Aomori City

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Bentenjima and Inasanohama Beach

Specialities Beaches, Festivals - In spiritual Shimane prefecture, there's a sacred beach where eight million gods are believed to congregate once a year to determine the destiny of lo...

Hirado

Specialities Festivals - Hirado, a city in northwestern Nagasaki prefecture, consists of three islands (Oshima, Ikitsuki, Hirado) and a part of mainland Nagasaki (Tabira). It'...

Teshima

Specialities Festivals - Somewhere near the edge of the world floats Teshima, a remote and sparsely-populated island sheltering mystifying works of contemporary art. Most of t...

Jimbocho

Specialities Festivals - Book lovers dream of famous libraries like the Citadel in Game of Thrones or Hogwarts’ library in Harry Potter; but visitors to Japan get their...

Dazaifu Tenmangu

Specialities Festivals - Towering over the streets of Dazaifu city in Fukuoka prefecture, the Dazaifu Tenmangu is one of many shrines dedicated to Tenjin, the Shinto god of...

Ikebukuro

Specialities Festivals - Ikebukuro really has it all-in-one. This once small historical village, (literally meaning "pond bag"- classy) has grown into a shopping and anime par...

Tsushima

Specialities Beaches - Head to a unique Japanese island that’s physically closer to South Korea than it is to Japan and you’ll find yourself on Tsushima. In fact,...

Goto Islands

Specialities Beaches - The Goto Islands, referred to as simply Goto or the Gotos by Nagasaki’s foreign population, consist of five main islands set atop the East China...

Oarai Sun Beach

Specialities Beaches - Popular among surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers, the shallow waters at this top-notch summer spot, not to mention the lack of rocky outcroppings, make...

Iwaki

Specialities Beaches - Covering much of the southeast of Fukushima prefecture, Iwaki is known for its gorgeous beaches and great waves, rich history and an even richer seafo...

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