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“TOUJI YANAGIYA”, a representative of “modern TOUJI”

The most symbolic scenery in BEPPU or even whole OITA Prefecture is the steam of ONSEN rising in this KANNAWA town. The representative of “modern…

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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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“KAMENOI BESSO (亀の井別荘)”, a super luxury ONSEN hotel with tradition and innovation

Holiday home exclusively for VIPs has become our holiday home. “KAMENOI BESSO (亀の井別荘)” is one of the most famous and luxury ONSEN RYOKANs in Japan…

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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 – DAY 4

DAY 4, 湯布院 (YUFUIN)   I’ve moved to 湯布院 (YUFUIN) where has the 2nd largest yield of ONSEN as well as the number of spring…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 2

2nd day in BEPPU.   Thanks to ONSEN I bathed in yesterday, my body is stress free and feel very light.   The bus network…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 1

I traveled to 九州 (KYUSHU) for TOUJI during a big holidays in Japan “Golden Week”.   I started from 大分県 (OITA Prefecture), where has a…

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Old but new. Tradition meets modern – 山代温泉 (YAMASHIRO ONSEN)

加賀 (KAGA) region in ISHIKAWA Prefecture is well known as a historical place where 前田利家 (TOSHIIE MAEDA), a famous SAMURAI governed. Even at the present…

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Beauty of silence at historical ONSEN hotel, YUNUSHI ICHIJO

From IWATE Prefecture to MIYAGI Prefecture   5th day of my TOUJI trip to northeast Japan. I moved from IWATE Prefecture to MIYAGI Prefecture.  …

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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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