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Uwajima Castle

Uwajima

Home to one of Japan's original castles.

Chojuan food Final kochi

Chojuan Inn

Live and bathe like the locals — in a cauldron — at this historic and tattoo-friendly spot.

Washi-room kochi

Kamikoya Washi Studio

This guesthouse-studio hybrid is redefining cultural exchange in the Japanese countryside.

Take a dip in this piping hot outdoor bath at Hinanoyado Chitose.

Matsunoyama Onsen

Where the snow is heavy and the hot springs are extra hot.

Sakia Knife Osaka

Handcrafted Knives of Sakai

Old industrial town on the outskirts of Osaka, from where famous chefs of the world source their knives.

Onomichi

Onomichi

A quaint adventure before doing the Shimanami Kaido.

Narita

More than an airport.

Kenroku-en

The perfect garden for all seasons.

Zeniarai Benten Shrine

Zeniarai Benten Shrine

Wash your hard-earned cash in a money-multiplying spring.

Matsumoto Castle

One of Japan’s top historic castles that entrances with an elegant moon-viewing room and rare artifacts.

Shibamata

The feel-good nostalgia of retro Tokyo.