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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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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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ONSEN of mystery: NARADA ONSEN

“奈良田温泉 (NARADA ONSEN)” is called the “Seven wonders of ONSEN”.   One of the secret ONSEN places where ONSEN fans like me eager to visit…

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“HOTO”, the best local specialty food in Yamanashi Prefecture

What is ほうとう (HOTO / HOUTOU)?   “ほうとう (HOTO / HOUTOU)” is one of the local specialty foods in YAMANASHI Prefecture, and it is selected…

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Driving with Mt. Fuji view

Driving across SHIZUOKA Prefecture and YAMANASHI Prefecture.   As I wrote in the separate post, if you stay in Tokyo, it is nice to go…

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Super fresh seafood at NUMAZU Fishing Port

Visit the local fishing port when you travel.   When you travel to ONSEN place, I would recommend you to visit the local fishing port…

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Walking around historical SHIMODA Port

The historical port where Japan opened its doors to the world.   下田 (SHIMODA) is a well known city among Japanese people because SHIMODA Port…

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Driving around IZU Peninsula – Full of attractiveness with ONSEN, foods, and landscape

Easily accessible from Tokyo.   If you stay in Tokyo, I would strongly recommend you to allocate a few days of your stay to the…

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Exploring SHIGARAKI town – SHIGA Prefecture

One of the most famous towns for pottery   SHIGARAKI YAKI is one of the most famous and popular pottery in Japan. I have visited…

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