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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 6

高千穂 (TAKACHIHO), a place where Shinto gods descended.   6th day of my 湯治 (TOUJI) trip. Finally I reached 高千穂 (TAKACHIHO), a place where has…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU

I traveled to 九州 (KYUSHU) for 湯治 (TOUJI) during the big holiday in Japan called “Golden Week”.   What is 湯治 (TOUJI)?: Your first experience of…

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God, rice, land, and ONSEN – KADA NO YU at IINAN Town

An opaque ONSEN located 1 hour drive away from 出雲大社 (IZUMO TAISHA Grand Shrine)   Driving south for 1 hour from 出雲大社 (IZUMO TAISHA Grand…

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谷根千 (YANESEN) area: Time travel to the past in Tokyo

Walking around 澤の屋 (SAWANOYA) Ryokan   “谷根千 (YANESEN)”, which stands for “谷中 (YANAKA)”, “根津 (NEZU)”, “千駄木 (SENDAGI)”, is the place where you can rarely see…

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A shrine town where you feel Japanese tradition and history – OHARAI MACHI, MIE Prefecture

Let’s go to OHARAI MACHI after the worship of ISE JINGU.   OHARAI MACHI is located along ISUZUGAWA River from UJIBASHI Bridge and it has…

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