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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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UTSUKUSHIGAHARA ONSEN with cherry & camellia trees fully blooming

I’ve visited NAGANO Prefecture for TOUJI when spring was in full swing. MATSUMOTO City (松本市) in NAGANO Prefecture. It must be the nearest ONSEN from…

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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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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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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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KANNAWA ONSEN town where steam of ONSEN is endlessly rising

BEPPU (別府) in OITA Prefecture is the heaven of ONSEN. It has the largest yield of natural hot spring and the largest number of spring…

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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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Autumn drive from BEPPU to YUFUIN

It was early morning at 6:55am when our ferry “Sunflower” reached the ferry terminal of BEPPU City, the heaven of ONSEN (natural hot spring).  …

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Overnight ferry trip from OSAKA to BEPPU

As you have already known, BEPPU (別府) in OITA Prefecture (大分県), KYUSHU (九州) is one of the best ONSEN places in Japan. Among 10 kinds…

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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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