Tataya Kudo

Tataya Kudo is a travel writer and photographer who loves writing and photographing places and plates of food. Her interest includes slow travel, food, and culture. Tataya currently makes Tokyo her home, where she spends her free time writing about things that touch and inspire people to travel.

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Nagano
Nagano
Nagano boasts some of Japan’s biggest mountains, and is a popular destination for skiing and s...
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Zenkoji
Zenkoji
Zenkoji temple has been revered for over 1400 years as Japan’s primary center of Buddhist fait...
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Togura Kamiyamada Onsen
Togura Kamiyamada Onsen
Straddling the Chikuma River and surrounded by mountains, Togura Kamiyamada Onsen has a relaxing nat...
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Nakamachi Street
Nakamachi Street
Matsumoto is a castle town dating back over 400 years. Nakamachi is one of the original main commerc...
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Nawate Dori (street)
Nawate Dori (street)
Located 5 minutes on foot from Matsumoto Castle and 10 min from Matsumoto Station, Nawate-dori is a ...
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Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto's namesake castle is the oldest existing castle in Japan and is recognized as a Natio...
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Shirahone Onsen
Shirahone Onsen
Shirahone is a small remote onsen village clustered in the valley of the Yugawa River. Long revered ...
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Kamikochi
Kamikochi
Kamikochi is an idyllic valley high up in the Northern Japanese Alps. The sight of the crystal clear...
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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...
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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, Ka...
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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 the...
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Castle, Katana Sword & Geisha
Castle, Katana Sword & Geisha
Matsumoto Castle, Togura Onsen, Iron Museum & Kanazawa
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Wildlife and Nature Photography
Wildlife and Nature Photography
Snow Monkey, Togakushi (Kamikochi, Mt. Fuji)
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FIT (Foreign Independent Traveler) Course
FIT (Foreign Independent Traveler) Course
Take your time and get a good look at Aso on the train and the bus.
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Amakusa Course
Amakusa Course
A trip out to Amakusa on Limited Express A-Train! Beautiful sea and the dolphins await you.
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Kumamoto Main Road Course - Kumamoto Castle version
Kumamoto Main Road Course - Kumamoto Castle version
If this is your first time in Kumamoto, this course is highly recommended! All of the spots are wit...
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Mt. Aso Nakadake Crater (Mt. Aso Ropeway)
Mt. Aso Nakadake Crater (Mt. Aso Ropeway)
one-way: 600yen, round-trip: 1,000yen This grand caldera stretches 24km from south to north, and 18k...
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Kusasenri and Aso Volcano Museum
Kusasenri and Aso Volcano Museum
Located in a section of Aso Kusasenri Parking, Aso Volcano Museum is an ”amusement space&rdquo...
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Shirakawa Suigen (Shirakawa Riverhead)
Shirakawa Suigen (Shirakawa Riverhead)
Shirakawa Suigen is a famous place selected by the Environment Agency as one of the 100 best water l...
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Kamiamakusa Onsenkyo/Matsushima Onsen and Oyano Onsen
Kamiamakusa Onsenkyo/Matsushima Onsen and Oyano Onsen
Surrounded by the beauty of the ocean in every direction and with its abundance of seafood, Kamiamak...
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Amakusa Christian Museum
Amakusa Christian Museum
There are 4 exhibition areas dedicated to the Christian history in Amakusa, especially to the Amakus...
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Dolphin watching
Dolphin watching
There are about 300 dolphins inhabiting the Hayasaki Strait, offshore Futae, and you can watch them ...
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Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center
Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center
Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center exhibits total of 80 traditional works of Japanese ar...
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Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Also known as Ginnan-jyo, Kumamoto Castle is one of the three greatest castles of Japan. The constru...
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Sakura-no-baba Josaien
Sakura-no-baba Josaien
Historical and cultural facility "Wakuwaku-za" provides a total, hands-on experience and e...
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World Heritage 2 Days Trip
World Heritage 2 Days Trip
Do you ever wonder what a historical and cultural scene is like in Hiroshima? Taking this two-day to...
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The main street (Miyajima)
The main street (Miyajima)
There are cafes, restaurants of oyster and sea eel, and souvenir shops etc. are along the main stree...
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Sea kayak
Sea kayak
How about sea kayaking in Miyajima? Kayaking can be enjoyed with beginners. You could go round the i...
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Misen Mountain
Misen Mountain
The sight from the top of Misen Mountain is marvelous. You can choose cable car or trekking to go to...
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Miyajima Island
Miyajima Island
Itsukushima shrine, the Five Storied Pagoda, Daishoin and Machiya-dori street and etc. Though the I...
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Shopping street (Hondori)​
Shopping street (Hondori)​
How about go shopping at the center of Hiroshima-city? The area from Kamiya-cho to Hacchobori is one...
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has continuously appealed for the elimination of nuclear armaments a...
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A-bomb Dome
A-bomb Dome
The A-bomb Dome, enlisted as a World Heritages since 1996, was originally "Hiroshima Prefecture...
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BIERHOF GAMBARIUS
BIERHOF GAMBARIUS
Enjoy the worlds best local beer, cultivated by Japanese beech forests and the sea at our restaurant...
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Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
This museum holds some 12,000 of the works of world-renowned photographer Shoji Ueda, with exhibits ...
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Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
All the works of the renowned Gosho Aoyama, from his early works to Detective Conan, are waiting for...
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Nanzekien (Pear Farm)
Nanzekien (Pear Farm)
When you think of the flavour of Autumn, you think Japanese pears. At Nanzekien you can harvest and ...
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Dune Hall
Dune Hall
Our store is the closest store to the entrance (east entrance) of the Tottori Sand Dunes. Exper...
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Overnight Course Model Highlights of Eastern Shimane
Overnight Course Model Highlights of Eastern Shimane
This model course covers all the must-see highlights in east Shimane (Yasugi, Matsue and Izumo), mak...
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Yunotsu Onsen
Yunotsu Onsen
After enjoying the sunset, move to the JR Yunotsu Station, where you can stay a night and refresh yo...
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Look deeply into the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Look deeply into the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site
“Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its culture landscape” was resistered as the World Heritag...
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Matsue Vogel Park
Matsue Vogel Park
The park is one of the largest places featuring flowers and birds from all around world. You can enj...
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Lake Shinji Sunset Cruise
Lake Shinji Sunset Cruise
Enjoy a one hour pleasure cruise to Lake Shinji, one of the highlights of Matsue City, it offers you...
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Kotogahama Beach
Kotogahama Beach
The name of the beach, Kotogahama may have been named after the name of Japanese traditional instrum...
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Kigami Shrine
Kigami Shrine
Kigami shrine has been enshrined as the guardian deity of Omori town for over 400 years. Try going i...
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Gohyaku Rakan & Rakanji Temple
Gohyaku Rakan & Rakanji Temple
Crossing arched stone bridges, you are welcomed by hundreds of stone statues called “Gohyaku R...
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Omori Townscape
Omori Townscape
The town of Omori, which is designated as UNESCO world heritage together with the old silver mines, ...
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Sahimeyama Shrine
Sahimeyama Shrine
A 5min walk from the Ryugenji-mabu, Sahimeyama Shrine is enshrined as a guardian deity of Iwami Ginz...
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Ryugenji Mabu Mine Shaft
Ryugenji Mabu Mine Shaft
There are approximately 600 mine tunnels that were used for excavated for mining silver in this site...
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
“Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its culture landscape” was resistered as the World Heritag...
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Driving north coast of Kitakyushu
Driving north coast of Kitakyushu
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Look around the downtown in Kokura
Look around the downtown in Kokura
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Vewing Higashida and World Heritage site
Vewing Higashida and World Heritage site
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The Blowfish of the Kanmon Straits
The Blowfish of the Kanmon Straits
Shimonoseki is famous for its blowfish, but the Mojiko area, which partitions the Kanmon Straits, al...
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Mojiko’s Original Baked Curry
Mojiko’s Original Baked Curry
If you go to Mojiko Retro, baked curry should be your first choice for lunch. The melted cheese and...
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Blending of Japanese and Western styles - Restrant Mitsui Club
Blending of Japanese and Western styles - Restrant Mitsui Club
Here is a restaurant that long-established pub to management in the Moji Port. Budget-friendly and ...
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Tobata Champon
Tobata Champon
Champon is mostly known for being made in Nagasaki, but there are famous kinds of champon in Kitakyu...
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Kokura’s Original Fried Udon
Kokura’s Original Fried Udon
Kokura’s original fried udon is customarily made by boiling dried noodles, which create the ch...
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Wakamatsu North Coast-reef area
Wakamatsu North Coast-reef area
Here, there is a superb view spot called Toomigahana. Rock became artistic patterns in the many year...
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Kitakyushu Eco Town Center
Kitakyushu Eco Town Center
Being a proactive environmentally friendly city, Kitakyushu has been designated by the government as...
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Wakamatsu bund
Wakamatsu bund
Wakamatsu Minamikaigan-dori Street is a road overlooking Wakato Bridge. This road is a “retro ...
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Wakato Bridge
Wakato Bridge
With a length of 627m, Wakato Bridge is a suspension bridge linking Tobata Ward and Wakamatsu Ward. ...
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Moji Red Brick Place
Moji Red Brick Place
These impressive red brick buildings were built in 1912 as the Imperial Brewery. It commenced brewin...
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Mojiko Retro
Mojiko Retro
Mojikou Retoro area is one of the representative sightseeing areas of northern Kyushu. Major histori...
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Ogai Mori Former Residence
Ogai Mori Former Residence
Mori Ogai was one of Japan’s literary greats, and he was posted to Kokura as Surgeon General o...
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Uomachi-gintengai Street
Uomachi-gintengai Street
“Let's make a town where it doesn't rain.” With the emergence of this idea in ...
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Tanga Market
Tanga Market
Started in the early Taisho era, “Kitakyushu’s Kitchen” boasts over 100 years of h...
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Kokura Castle
Kokura Castle
Kokura Castle was built in 1602 by Hosokawa Tadaoki. This castle’s keep has a distinctive arch...
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Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History is the largest museum of its kind in wester...
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Kitakyushu Environment Museum
Kitakyushu Environment Museum
At one point, Kitakyushu’s skies were choked with “seven colors of smoke,” and Dok...
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Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery
Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery
Japan is a country of manufacturing. Its technologies and designs have brought about wide-ranging in...
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Higashida Blast Furnace No. 1
Higashida Blast Furnace No. 1
Yawata Steel Works first came into operation in 1901. Its Higashida Daiichi Blast Furnace (10th repa...
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World Heritage, “The Yawata Steel Works and Related Facilities”
World Heritage, “The Yawata Steel Works and Related Facilities”
Inscribed as World Heritage in 2015 The history of Japan’s industrial modernization has receiv...
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Tottori Flower Park
Tottori Flower Park
Flowers and other plants regardless of weather throughout the year. On rainy days, the ‘flower...
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Townhouse Seisuian
Townhouse Seisuian
A restaurant housed in an early Taisho-era townhouse, popular for its mochi-based eats. Its pride is...
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Kurayoshi’s Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District)
Kurayoshi’s Shirakabe Storehouses (White Wall District)
These white-walled storehouses along the Tamagawa River retain the ambience of their origins in the ...
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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 ...
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Shikano Soba Dojo
Shikano Soba Dojo
New soba offered from early November. Buckwheat kernels are carefully ground in a stone mortar and c...
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Trip Around the Islands Sightseeing Pleasure Boat
Trip Around the Islands Sightseeing Pleasure Boat
Splendid scenery carved by the Sea of Japan’s raging waves, wind and snow. Dozens of tunnels, ...
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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 r...
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Tottori Harbour Seafood Market Karoichi
Tottori Harbour Seafood Market Karoichi
With its plethora of fresh-caught seafood from Karo Harbour as well as direct sales of produce and s...
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Model Course (Kansai International Airport in-out)
Model Course (Kansai International Airport in-out)
Tottori is located at the western edge of Japan’s main island of Honshu, in the northeast area...
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Tairyo Fish Market Nakaura
Tairyo Fish Market Nakaura
The big 7.7-metre high stone Kitaro statue is your landmark for this huge fish market. All the fresh...
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Mizuki Shigeru Road
Mizuki Shigeru Road
Home town of the manga artist of its namesake, Sakaiminato’s Mizuki Shigeru Road is a popular ...
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Mizuki Shigeru Museum
Mizuki Shigeru Museum
Mizuki Shigeru road leads from Sakaiminato Station to this commemorative centre. If any location is ...
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Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu
This port city located between the islands of Honshu and Kyushu still retains much of its retro vibe...
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Hiroshima
Hiroshima
In addition to the moving Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima City, the prefecture of Hiroshima boasts ...
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Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Located in central Kyushu, Kumamoto is famous for its impressive castle but is also home to Mount As...
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Tottori
Tottori
Home to beautiful sand dunes and a long coastline, Tottori is also the birthplace of internationally...
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Tottori Sand Dunes
Tottori Sand Dunes
The Tottori Sand Dune is a must for any visitor to Tottori. Located in the heart of the San’in...
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Ozu Maple Festival: A Celebration of Autumn's Beauty
Ozu Maple Festival: A Celebration of Autumn's Beauty
Ozu is a small town south of Matsuyama. It and its neighboring town of Uchiko value traditional Japa...
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Shimane
Shimane
Beautiful Shimane Prefecture, located on the northern coast facing the Sea of Japan, remains undisco...
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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...
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Matsue Station & Tourism Information Office
Matsue Station & Tourism Information Office
Matsue Station (operated by Japan Railways) and its bus terminal are the transportion hub of the cit...
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Karakoro Art Studio
Karakoro Art Studio
Clearly recognisable by its Greek architecture, the Karakoro Art Studio is a former bank that was re...
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Gessho-ji Temple
Gessho-ji Temple
The "Temple of Moonlight" is the family temple of the Matsudaira clan, Matsue’s long...
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Matsue History Museum & Horan-enya Memorial Hall
Matsue History Museum & Horan-enya Memorial Hall
Designed to resemble a samurai residence, the museum features an in-depth view of the history of Mat...
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Meimei-an Tea House
Meimei-an Tea House
Just off Shiomi Nawate Street, standing on a low hill with a superb view of the castle, you can find...
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Lafcadio Hearn’s Former Residence & Memorial Museum
Lafcadio Hearn’s Former Residence & Memorial Museum
Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), an open-minded writer who and world-traveller who was born in Greece, li...
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Shiomi Nawate Street & Samurai Residence
Shiomi Nawate Street & Samurai Residence
Shiomi Nawate is a 500m long street running along the castle moat that is lined with traditional Jap...
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Horikawa Sightseeing Boat
Horikawa Sightseeing Boat
This boat tour circles the castle’s historical inner and outer moats, passing points of intere...
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AQUAS Aquarium
AQUAS Aquarium
AQUAS is an aquarium which houses over 10,000 marine creatures from 400 species. Charming performanc...
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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, also known by its official name Izumo Oyashiro, is in the city of Izumo o...
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Taikodani Inari Shrine
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Taikodani Inari Shrine, which is located in Tsuwano, on the western side of Shimane Prefecture, is o...
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Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle
Completed in 1611 and one of only 12 remaining original castles nationwide, Matsue Castle was built ...
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Adachi Museum of Art
Adachi Museum of Art
Adachi Museum of Art is definitely one of the best must-sees in Shimane, or even in Japan. Its splen...
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Sakaiminato Sakana Centre
Sakaiminato Sakana Centre
This is the specialist’s marketplace where local fish and seafood brokers come together to buy...
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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...
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Daisen-ji Temple
Daisen-ji Temple
This is the historical temple at the side of the Chuugoku Region’s highest mountain. During th...
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Sand Museum
Sand Museum
April of 2012 was the grand opening of the world’s first indoor exhibition of sculpture made e...
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This course allows plenty of time to experience the charms of Matsuyama
This course allows plenty of time to experience the charms of Matsuyama
This course allows plenty of time to experience the charms of Matsuyama, a beautiful provincial cast...
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Rickshaw rides
Rickshaw rides
There’s no better way to enjoy the feeling of being on holiday. You can take a rickshaw from i...
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Garyū Sansō
Garyū Sansō
This austere but sophisticated villa stands on a remarkably picturesque bend in the Hijikawa River. ...
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Uchiko-za Theatre
Uchiko-za Theatre
This theatre was a popular attraction for local people in the Taishō period (1912 to 1926). Schedul...
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Old Streets of Yōkaichi and Gokoku
Old Streets of Yōkaichi and Gokoku
Nostalgic street scenes of old merchant houses, storehouses and private homes. It’s a national...
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Matsuyama City Centre
Matsuyama City Centre
This spacious, covered shopping arcade runs through the central part of Matsuyama. It’s a pede...
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Visit a local pottery
Visit a local pottery
There are about 100 potteries dotted around the town of Tobe. They’re concentrated around the ...
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Tobe Ceramics Craft Center
Tobe Ceramics Craft Center
This is a central facility of Tobeyaki ceramics. You can learn about the history of Tobeyaki, and se...
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Umeno Pottery
Umeno Pottery
Tobeyaki ceramics are the well-known product of the town of Tobe on the outskirts of Matsuyama. Some...
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Ishite-ji Temple
Ishite-ji Temple
Ishite-ji is temple No. 51 of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. There are many important national cultural pro...
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Foot and hand spas
Foot and hand spas
Around Dōgo, there are foot and hand spas that everyone can use free of charge. These can be found ...
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Isaniwa Shrine
Isaniwa Shrine
It’s not known when the shrine was founded, but it’s thought to date back at least 1,000...
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Fukuoka
Fukuoka
The largest city on the island of Kyushu, lively Fukuoka also serves as a gateway to other parts of ...
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Hakata Station Area
Hakata Station Area
The Hakata Station area includes the extensive Hakata Station and rows of modern office buildings. D...
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Sumiyoshi Shrine
Sumiyoshi Shrine
The first and oldest shrine of the 2,129 Sumiyoshi-jinja shrines in Japan. It has been widely worshi...
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Rakusui-en
Rakusui-en
In the north side of Sumiyoshi Shrine of Hakata is this Japanese garden. There is a reconstructed te...
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Komyozenji temple
Komyozenji temple
Komyozenji is a Zen temple founded in 1273 by a Buddhist priest called Tetsugyu Enshin, former noble...
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Tenjin Chikagai (Tenjin Underground Shopping Mall)
Tenjin Chikagai (Tenjin Underground Shopping Mall)
This is the largest underground shopping mall in Kyushu, built underground of Tenjin, stretching for...
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Dōgo Onsen Honkan
Dōgo Onsen Honkan
Boasting a history going back about 3,000 years, Dōgo Onsen is Japan’s oldest spa. Dōgo Onse...
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Dōgo Arcade
Dōgo Arcade
This shopping arcade links Dōgo Onsen Station and Dōgo Onsen Honkan. It’s lined with souveni...
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Botchan Train
Botchan Train
One of Japan’s leading novelists, Sōseki Natsume wrote the novel Botchan based on his own exp...
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Bansuisō Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
Bansuisō Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
Located at the southern foot of the castle mountain, Bansuisō Villa was built in 1922 for a descend...
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Ropeway Street and Ōkaidō Shopping Arcade
Ropeway Street and Ōkaidō Shopping Arcade
Ropeway Street to the north of the Ōkaidō tram stop features a winding road and old-fashioned stre...
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Matsuyama Castle
Matsuyama Castle
This is one of only twelve surviving castle towers built during or before the Edo period. Constructi...
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Yanagibashi Rengo Ichiba (fish market)
Yanagibashi Rengo Ichiba (fish market)
This busy market is full of fresh seafood and loved by local people of Hakata as a "pantry of H...
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Matsuyama Castle Cable Car Station
Matsuyama Castle Cable Car Station
You can get to the castle by cable car, chairlift or on foot. You can choose the cable car or the li...
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JR HAKATA CITY
JR HAKATA CITY
JR Hakata City is a station building which is home to railway networks within the Kyushu area and is...
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