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The Water Voyage – A trip to HYOGO ARIMA, KYOTO FUSHIMI, OHARA, and MIYAMA

Japan’s largest Freshwater; Lake Biwa’s journey through Kansai Located in the SHIGA Prefecture (滋賀県) of the Kansai region, lies Japan’s largest freshwater and one of…

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“Summer Retreat” at a historical ONSEN inn nestled deep in the forest

KIRIZUMI ONSEN (霧積温泉) in GUNMA Prefecture is the best choice if you want to visit ONSEN in summer. I’ve visited this place in July, in…

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The 5 Best TOUJI YADO in KANTO Region where you can easily access from Tokyo by bus

TOUJI (湯治) is a Japanese traditional culture. As its Chinese characters literally mean, it is to cure diseases and injuries by the power of natural…

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Milky white ONSEN with cherry blossoms in full bloom at SHIRAHONE ONSEN

SHIRAHONE ONSEN (白骨温泉), located in NAGANO Prefecture, was named as the ingredients of its ONSEN (hot spring) which had stuck to bathtubs looked like white…

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Outdoor ONSEN with cherry blossom view at one of 3 unexplored regions in Japan

There are places called “Japan’s 3 unexplored regions” – SHIRAKAWAGO (白川郷) in GIFU Prefecture, SHIIBA Village (椎葉村) in MIYAZAKI Prefecture, and IYA (祖谷) in TOKUSHIMA…

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Staying at traditional, family-owned, and homey TOUJI YADO in BEPPU KANNAWA

KANNAWA Town is a small town in BEPPU City which has the biggest yield of natural ONSEN and the biggest number of spring source in…

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Eco, fun, and healthy. Variety of steamed cuisines by natural ONSEN steam

As already introduced in some separate posts, BEPPU in OITA Prefecture has the great scenery which natural steam of ONSEN is endlessly flowing here and…

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Fantastic gourmet in BEPPU and YUFUIN

One of the biggest expectations of traveling must be the local gourmet. Although you can eat most of the Japanese local gourmet in big cities…

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Trip to BEPPU KANNAWA (別府鉄輪) & YUFUIN (湯布院), west mecca for TOUJI (湯治 / hot spring cure)

TOUJI (湯治) is a Japanese traditional culture to cure mental & physical diseases and injuries. It is a globally recognized Japanese historical and traditional medical…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 7

Going north to 佐賀県 (SAGA Prefecture)   Finally it becomes the last day of my nomad-style 湯治 (TOUJI) trip in 九州 (KYUSHU). I moved north…

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