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Yudanaka Shibu Onsen
Yudanaka Shibu Onsen
One of Nagano’s classic onsen resort areas set at the base of Shiga Kogen. Yudanaka, Shibu, Kanbayashi and the other onsens that…
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Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple
Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple
The history of the Nikkosan Rinno-Ji Temple started 1200 years ago, when Shodo Shonin (Saint Shodo),, who firstly served as the…
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Mukibanda Yayoi Settlement Site
Mukibanda Yayoi Settlement Site
Mukibanda is thought to have been the central portion of a Yayoi settlement at the foot of Mt Daisen. The ruins cover the…
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Shimane Art Museum
Shimane Art Museum
This art museum opened in 1999 and was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake, a prominent Japanese architect known as one of the…
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Mitaki-en
Mitaki-en
In the setting of a babbling brook flowing through its garden, exposed ceiling beams of a thatched roof and an open sunken…
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Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple
Mitokusan Sanbutsuji Temple
Sanbutsuji is a mountain temple on the premises of 900-meter high Mt Mitoku. The temple, built into the mouth of a cave on a…
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Sakura no Sato
Sakura no Sato
Sakura no Sato, a vast site, which spread to Omuro foothills 40,000㎡ of 15km to the south of Ito city, in the park that about 40…
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Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park
Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park
Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park is first and foremost a research park. The monkeys are fed enough so they don’t scavenger off for…
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Togakushi Okusha Shrine and Forest Reserve
Togakushi Okusha Shrine and Forest Reserve
Togakushi is considered to be a spiritual mountain with its 5 shrines being related to Japan’s creation myth. Along the way to…
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Kamikochi
Kamikochi
Kamikochi is an idyllic valley high up in the Northern Japanese Alps. The sight of the crystal clear waters of the Azusa River…
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Nikko Toshogu Shrine
Nikko Toshogu Shrine
The Nikko Toshogu Shrine, the most famous shrine of the World Heritages in Nikko, enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of…
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