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Battleship Island in Nagasaki

Gunkanjima (Hashima Island)

The inspiration behind the villain’s hideout in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, Gunkanjima is an eerie time capsule of Japan’s industrial age.

Sawara

Wide open spaces and Edo tradition.

Tomonoura

The inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo on the Sea by the Cliff.’

Okinoshima

Call it Okinoshima or Tomogashima — this mysterious tiny island has big history.

Wakasa Temple Tottori

Wakasa

Mountainous and magical.

Kudoyama

The home of the Sanada Clan in exile.

Yuasa

A rustic Edo Era industrial town, where the thick, sweet smell of soy sauce wafts through timeworn wooden warehouses and stores, a constant reminder that this is the birthplace of soy sauce.

obuse town, nagano

Obuse Town

Never too many art galleries, or chestnuts, in this quaint town in Nagano!

Yoshinogari Historical Park

Truly live like the locals at this park dedicated to these ancient Yayoi period ruins, going back over 2,000 years.

Monument for LARA

Two stones in Yokohama tell a big story of generosity and spirit.