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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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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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One day 湯治 (TOUJI) experience in HAKONE

天山湯治郷 (TENZAN TOUJI KYO) is located in the mountains of 箱根 (HAKONE). If you visit here from Tokyo, the best way is to take 小田急ロマンスカー…

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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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SEKIZEN KAN AT SHIMA ONSEN – THE OLDEST WOODEN ONSEN HOTEL IN JAPAN

四万温泉 (SHIMA ONSEN) – The ONSEN where cures 40,000 diseases.   四万温泉 (SHIMA ONSEN) in GUNMA Prefecture is said to be the ONSEN where cures…

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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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