Karuizawa, Japan - Niigata, Japan 52 days trip

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Karuizawa, Japan

0 nights Mon. Jun 22

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Izu, Japan

2 nights Mon. Jun 22-Wed. Jun 24

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Shizuoka, Japan

2 nights Wed. Jun 24-Fri. Jun 26

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Hamamatsu, Japan

3 nights Fri. Jun 26-Mon. Jun 29

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Shima, Japan

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Shingu, Japan

2 nights Wed. Jul 01-Fri. Jul 03

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Wakayama, Japan

2 nights Fri. Jul 03-Sun. Jul 05

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Kyoto, Japan

4 nights Sun. Jul 05-Thu. Jul 09

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Kobe, Japan

3 nights Thu. Jul 09-Sun. Jul 12

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Okayama, Japan

3 nights Sun. Jul 12-Wed. Jul 15

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Takamatsu, Japan

3 nights Wed. Jul 15-Sat. Jul 18

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Kochi, Japan

3 nights Sat. Jul 18-Tue. Jul 21

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Miyazaki, Japan

2 nights Tue. Jul 21-Thu. Jul 23

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Kagoshima, Japan

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Nagasaki, Japan

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Hiroshima, Japan

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Matsue, Japan

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Tottori, Japan

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Obama, Japan

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Kanazawa, Japan

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Takayama, Japan

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Hakuba-mura, Japan

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Niigata, Japan

2 nights Mon. Aug 10-Wed. Aug 12

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Things to do in and around Karuizawa

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  • Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
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Karuizawa

Japan, Chubu region

ActiveNature0 nightsMon. Jun 22

Located at an altitude of 1000m, this mountain resort town is perfect for outdoor activities like cycling, golfing, or skiing.

Karuizawa is a town located in Kitasaku District in south-central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chubu region of Japan. The town is located on an elevated plain at the foot of Mount Asama, one of Japan's most active volcanoes. At an elevation of 1,000 m and a temperate summer climate, Karuizawa is a popular year round resort offering many outdoor sport, hot spring and recreational activities. The town is known for its historic shopping street known as "Ginza dori" or "Kyu-do" (Ginza Street, or the Old Road) and association with both Japanese royalty and visitors such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
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Things to do in and around Izu

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Fuji and Sakura
  • Hakone, Japan
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  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
  • The Teddy  Bear Project
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Izu

Japan

2 nightsMon. Jun 22 - Wed. Jun 24

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Shizuoka

  • Mt.Fuji 富士山 1/1/2016
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  • Shizuoka
  • Fuji and Sakura
  • Hakone, Japan
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
  • The Teddy  Bear Project
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Shizuoka

Japan, Chubu region

NatureActiveFood2 nightsWed. Jun 24 - Fri. Jun 26

Situated on the Pacific Coast, this beautiful city is known for its breathtaking views of Mount Fuji and access to amazing nature.

Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and the prefecture's second-largest city in both population and area. It has been populated since prehistoric times. The area that is now the city of Shizuoka has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Numerous kofun have been found within the city limits, and the Toro archaeological site indicates that a major ancient settlement existed in what is now part of the central city area. Shizuoka has a long history of being involved in the craft industries going back over 400 years ago, using trees, including hinoki cypress. Its attractions include the zoo, museums, historic landmarks, and others.
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Things to do in and around Hamamatsu

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  • 中田島砂丘
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  • 浜松城天守閣
  • Hamamatsu
  • Fuji and Sakura
  • Illumination
  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
  • Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
  • Little World
  • Nikkō: Tōshō-gū - Shin'yosha
   
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Hamamatsu

Japan, Chubu region

Night lifeCulture3 nightsFri. Jun 26 - Mon. Jun 29

Known for its international ambiance and cultural variety, Hamamatsu also offers great parks, rich museums, and diverse cuisine.

Hamamatsu is a city located in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The area now comprising Hamamatsu has been settled since prehistoric times, with numerous remains from the Jomon period and Kofun period having been discovered within the present city limits, including the Shijimizuka site shell mound and the Akamonue Kofun ancient tomb. Its points of interests include a castle, an art museum, parks, a beach, shrines, and more.
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Things to do in and around Shima

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
  • Illumination
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
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  • 奈良 Nara
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Shima

Japan

2 nightsMon. Jun 29 - Wed. Jul 01

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Shingu

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • 三段壁洞窟 牟婁大財天
  • R0011303
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
  • 奈良 Nara
  • Mount Koya
   
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Shingu

Japan

2 nightsWed. Jul 01 - Fri. Jul 03

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Wakayama

  • Observation Deck
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  • Fossils
  • Nomura Daisho
  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • 奈良 Nara
  • 三段壁洞窟 牟婁大財天
  • Arashiyama
  • Osaka!
   
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Wakayama

Japan, Kinki region

Food2 nightsFri. Jul 03 - Sun. Jul 05

Relatively undiscovered, this unassuming coastal city boasts great beaches, distinctive cuisine, natural hot springs, and much more.

Wakayama is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. Wakayama is cleft in two by the Kinokawa River. The city is bordered at the north by mountains and Osaka Prefecture. In the city center is Wakayama Castle, built in a city central park. This castle is a concrete replica of the original, which was destroyed in World War II. Wakayama is home to one of Japan's three Melody Roads, which is made from grooves cut into the pavement, which when driven over causes a tactile vibration and audible rumbling transmitted through the wheels into the car body. Wakayama Prefecture is famous across Japan for its umeboshi (salty pickled plums) and mikan (mandarins).
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Things to do in and around Kyoto

  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Kyoto street.
  • Fushimi-Inari Taisha, Kyoto
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  • Arashiyama
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
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  • Ginkaku-ji @ Kyoto
  • Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
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  • 奈良 Nara
  • Illumination
  • Kyoto national museum
  • Gion District, Kyoto
  • Tenryu-ji
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  • Osaka!
  • Kobe
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Katsura Imperial Villa and Gardens, Kyoto
  • Shoren-in Temple, Kyoto
  • Raku Museum 樂美術館
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  • perimiter walk
  • sanjusangen-do
  • Kiyomizu-dera / Kyoto
  • Northwest Kyoto - Ninna-ji
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  • Storage house for sacred rice at Ise Grand Shrine
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Kyoto

Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nightsSun. Jul 05 - Thu. Jul 09

The capital of Imperial Japan for a whole millennium, the charming Kyoto is full of museums, cultural monuments, castles, and parks.

Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Japan. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. Although archaeological evidence suggests human settlement in Kyoto began as early as the Paleolithic period, relatively little is known about human activity in the area before the 6th century AD, around which time the Shimogamo Shrine is believed to have been established.
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Things to do in and around Kobe

  • Kobe
  • Oji zoo, Kobe, Japan
  • [KANSAI2012] Kobe cityscape
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  • View from the harbour
  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Arashiyama
  • 200509 kobe city museum
  • Kobe 38
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  • 奈良 Nara
  • Hase-dera, Niomon (Gate of Deva King) -1 (July 2011)
  • Osaka!
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  • R0011303
   
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Kobe

Japan, Kansai region

CultureFoodNight life3 nightsThu. Jul 09 - Sun. Jul 12

A small city with a rich maritime history, Kobe boasts a cosmopolitan charm, cultural landmarks, and several museums.

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingu in AD 201. For most of its history, the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa Period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Kobe did not exist in its current form until its founding in 1889.
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Things to do in and around Okayama

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  • Townscape of Kurashiki (Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan)
  • Kibitsu Shrine, Kibiji (Kibi Plain), Okayama
  • Okayama Castle Tower
  • Okunoshima (Rabbit Island), in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.
  • 女木島 / Megijima
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  • Ogijima 3/29
  • 鳥取砂丘 Tottori Sand Dunes
  • Japan Lake
  • 20100719_Awaji Island_022
  • boat tours @Uradome Coast ,Tottori
  • Konpira san Shrine, Kotohira, Kagawa
   
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Okayama

Japan, Chugoku region

3 nightsSun. Jul 12 - Wed. Jul 15

With fine gardens, a historic castle, and easy access to islands in the Inland Sea, this city can be a nice stopover for a few days.

Okayama is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. Okayama Castle and Koraku-en are Okayama's most notable attractions. Okayama Castle was constructed in 1597 by Ukita Naoie, a Japanese feudal lord. It was destroyed by bombing in 1945 during World War II but reconstructed in 1966. Koraku-en, known as one of the three best traditional gardens in Japan, lies south of the castle grounds. Korakuen was constructed by Ikeda Tsunamasa over 14 years, and completed in 1700. Sogen-ji, a large Buddhist monastery belonging to the Rinzai sect, is located near the center of the city. Several of the abbots of major monasteries in Kyoto are from Sogen-ji.[
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Things to do in and around Takamatsu

  • Takamatsu
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  • Takamatsu, Kagawa
  • Shikoku Mura, Takamatsu
  • Takamatsu Castle
  • Okunoshima (Rabbit Island), in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.
  • 女木島 / Megijima
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  • Ogijima 3/29
  • 20100719_Awaji Island_022
  • Katsurahama #1
  • Kobe
  • Konpira san Shrine, Kotohira, Kagawa
  • Shodo Island
   
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Takamatsu

Japan, Shikoku region

NatureFoodHistoric3 nightsWed. Jul 15 - Sat. Jul 18

A major Japanese port city, Takamatsu is home to lovely gardens, a historic castle, and serves as a gateway to the islands of Shikoku.

Takamatsu is a city located in central Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan, and is the capital city of the prefectural government. It is a port city located on the Seto Inland Sea, and is the closest port to Honshu from Shikoku island. For this reason it flourished under the Daimyo (feudal lords) as a castle town in the fiefdom of Takamatsu, during the Edo Period. Local points of interest include the castle, gardens, traditional village, hot springs, and a museum.
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Things to do in and around Kochi

  • Kochi
  • Kochi Castle
  • Mattanchery, Fort Kochi
  • Pink Flowers
  • 魚乾
  • Okunoshima (Rabbit Island), in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.
  • Katsurahama #1
  • 女木島 / Megijima
  • June 2013: Visiting Kure and the IJNS YAMATO Museum - Mrs Kookaburra.
  • Ogijima 3/29
  • May 2009
  • Konpira san Shrine, Kotohira, Kagawa
  • Takamatsu
   
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Kochi

Japan, Shikoku region

Beaches3 nightsSat. Jul 18 - Tue. Jul 21

This easygoing city offers its visitors cultural and historic monuments, as well as easy access to some beautiful natural gems.

Kochi is the capital city of Kochi Prefecture located on the island of Shikoku in Japan. A symbol of the city is its most famous dish, katsuo tataki, made by lightly searing and seasoning tuna. The area of Kochi has three distinct geographic sections. The major settled part of the city lies at the head of Urado Bay, in a narrow alluvial plain crossed by several rivers, notably the Kagami River and Kokubu River. The plain is bounded by mountains to the north and a range of hills to the south and west. Kōchi has a very wet humid subtropical climate, receiving twice as much rainfall as Shikoku’s other chief cities Matsuyama and Takamatsu.
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Things to do in and around Miyazaki

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  • Tomonoura
  • 桜島 Sakurajima
  • Panoramic View of  Kumamoto City
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Miyazaki

Japan, Kyushu region

Beaches2 nightsTue. Jul 21 - Thu. Jul 23

Miyazaki is a relaxed coastal resort city, offering beaches, lovely scenery, and cultural monuments.

Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains. A popular resort destination for Japanese tourists, the city offers many attractions, including the SeaGaia event center (though the indoor ocean facility is no longer operational), the Phoenix Zoo, and many large hotels and onsens (public baths). The city is the primary shopping destination for eastern Kyushu residents in smaller towns around the prefecture.
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Things to do in and around Kagoshima

  • 桜島 Sakurajima
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  • Sengan-en Garden
  • エストレジャー撮影
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  • nekora
   
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Kagoshima

Japan, Kyushu region

ActiveNature2 nightsThu. Jul 23 - Sat. Jul 25

Overlooking a bay and an active volcano, this city boasts several cultural monuments and nice parks.

Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the "Naples of the Eastern world" for its bay location (Aira Caldera), hot climate, and emblematic stratovolcano, Sakurajima. Kagoshima Prefecture has a distinct and rich food culture. The warm weather and diverse environments allow for the agriculture and aquaculture of Kagoshima to thrive and gain nationwide and worldwide recognition for unique and quality products. Numerous restaurants around Kagoshima feature Satsuma Province local cuisine.
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Things to do in and around Nagasaki

  • 長崎 Nagasaki
  • Nagasaki street
  • 長崎旧グラバー邸
  • Nagasaki 1.35 - Nagasaki Museum of Culture & History
  • Nagasaki 2.29 Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
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  • 長崎原爆資料館 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
  • The weirdest temple I ever saw
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  • Panoramic View of  Kumamoto City
  • Small Hokora
  • Fukuoka 福岡
   
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Nagasaki

Japan, Kyushu region

HistoricCultureNight lifeFood2 nightsSat. Jul 25 - Mon. Jul 27

Boasting rich history and a coastal charm, this port city has been revived after WWII with its many shrines, gardens, and museums.

Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It became a center of Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. Its name means "long cape". During World War II, the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.
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Things to do in and around Hiroshima

  • Hiroshima #5
  • Hiroshima
  • Hiroshima Castle
  • 広島平和記念資料館 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Okunoshima (Rabbit Island), in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.
  • Itsukushima
  • 200509 hiroshima museum of art
  • June 2013: Visiting Kure and the IJNS YAMATO Museum - Mrs Kookaburra.
  • The Elegant Wooden Bridge
  • Matsuyama Castle
  • 岩國城-近郊
   
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Hiroshima

Japan, Chugoku region

HistoricCultureFood2 nightsMon. Jul 27 - Wed. Jul 29

Known as the world's first city in history to be hit by a nuclear weapon, this city features memorial museums, shrines, and castles.

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu - the largest island of Japan. The city's name means "Broad Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. Hiroshima has a humid subtropical climate characterized by mild winters and hot humid summers.
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Things to do in and around Matsue

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • 鳥取砂丘 Tottori Sand Dunes
  • @Shimane
  • Japan Lake
  • boat tours @Uradome Coast ,Tottori
  • DSC_2805
  • 鳥取市内
   
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Matsue

Japan

2 nightsWed. Jul 29 - Fri. Jul 31

An authentic Japanese destination visited by few tourists.

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Things to do in and around Tottori

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  • Tottori trip
  • 戸高名会亭尽 向島
  • 鳥取砂丘 Tottori Sand Dunes
  • Japan Lake
  • Jinpūkaku Mansion and the remainder of Tottori Castle's ramparts
  • 仁風閣
  • boat tours @Uradome Coast ,Tottori
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  • @Shimane
  • amedaki[7]
   
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Tottori

Japan, Chugoku region

NatureActive2 nightsFri. Jul 31 - Sun. Aug 02

Famous for its sand dunes, this city also features cultural museums and historic buildings to explore.

Tottori is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. Within Japan the city is best known for its sand dunes which are a popular tourist attraction. The city's main street runs north from the station and terminates at the foot of the Kyushouzan mountain. Around this mountain lies the oldest part of the city. Its centre is the now ruined Tottori Castle. In the vicinity are temples, museums, and public parks. The city also hosts the Shan-shan festival in the summer, which features teams of people dressing up and dancing with large umbrellas. At the beginning of every summer, Tottori is host to one of the biggest beach parties in the country, the San In Beach Party.
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Things to do in and around Obama

  • Small town, Akita
  • Tomonoura (鞆の浦)
  • Kyoto Sunset
  • Arashiyama
  • Illumination
  • 奈良 Nara
  • [Kansai2014]
  • Echizen Ichinodani Asakura Family Mansion Ruins : 越前一乗谷朝倉氏居館跡
   
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Obama

Japan

2 nightsSun. Aug 02 - Tue. Aug 04

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Things to do in and around Kanazawa

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  • 21C Museum of Contemporary Art 10
  • 金澤 兼六園
  • Seisonkaku Villa
  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • The World Heritage Shirakawa-go Panoramic View : 世界遺産白川郷全景
  • 正久山 妙立寺 (忍者寺) / Myoryuji Temple (Ninjadera/Ninja Temple)
  • IMG_4675
  • Samurai garden
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • Squid
  • Echizen Ichinodani Asakura Family Mansion Ruins : 越前一乗谷朝倉氏居館跡
  • Mt.Tsubakuro~伸びる稜線
   
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Kanazawa

Japan, Chubu region

CultureHistoric2 nightsTue. Aug 04 - Thu. Aug 06

Retaining ancient Japanese architecture, as well as traditional samurai and geisha districts, Kanazawa also boast a great art museum.

Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park. Kanazawa is known for its traditional Kaga Cuisine. Seafood is a specialty, jumbo shrimp, followed by sushi and sashimi. The sake produced in this region is of high quality, smooth and sweet, derived from the rice grown in Ishikawa Prefecture as well as the considerable precipitation of the Hokuriku region, allowing for an ample supply of clean, fresh water. Omicho market is a market in the middle of the city, originally open-air, and now covered, which dates back to the Edo period. Most of the shops there sell seafood.
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Things to do in and around Takayama

  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • I love this old town.
  • 20131010 23 Takayama - Autumn festival 高山祭
  • Hida Folk Village
  • Merchant's house and garden, Takayama
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • bridge
  • Hirata Folk Art Museum
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Glass
  • The World Heritage Shirakawa-go Panoramic View : 世界遺産白川郷全景
  • Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
  • Matsumoto
  • Mt.Tsubakuro~伸びる稜線
   
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Takayama

Japan, Chubu region

Small townsNatureActiveHistoricCulture2 nightsThu. Aug 06 - Sat. Aug 08

Located at the heart of the Japanese Alps, Takayama is a beautiful small town, home to elegant 17C architecture, galleries, and historic temples.

Takayama is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Takayama was settled as far back as the Jomon period. The town and its culture, as they exist today, took shape at the end of the 16C, when the Kanamori clan built Takayama Castle. However, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept the area fairly isolated, allowing Takayama to develop its own culture over about a 300-year period. Its main attractions include the surrounding nature, shrines, museums, and architectural curios.
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Things to do in and around Hakuba-mura

  • Happo One Ski Resort
  • 白馬駅前
  • Spring at Kamikochi.
  • gorge-6563-Edit
  • Lake Suwa, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
  • Early spring of The Japan Alps Yari-Hodaka Mountain Range : 早春の北アルプス槍・穂高連峰
  • Matsumoto
  • Squid
   
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Hakuba-mura

Japan, Chubu region

ActiveNatureSmall towns2 nightsSat. Aug 08 - Mon. Aug 10

With a great variety of winter sports and summer activities, this village is a superb destination for lovers of active leisure.

Hakuba is an internationally renowned ski resort town in the northern Japan Alps. As the surrounding valley has an annual snow fall of over 11 meters, it is the central hub for 10 ski resorts with more than 200 runs. The village was the main event venue for 1998 Winter Olympics (Alpine, Ski Jump, Crosscountry). Hakuba was once part of the route called the Salt Road used to bring salt and other marine products from the coast.
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Things to do in and around Niigata

  • 上越市 Joetsu
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  • Nikko National Park 15
  • Road to Cloud
  • 鶴ヶ城 Tsuruga Castle
   
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Niigata

Japan, Chubu region

Beaches2 nightsMon. Aug 10 - Wed. Aug 12

Boasting a charming botanical garden, this port city offers an easy access to nearby natural attractions.

Niigata is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It lies on the northwest coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, in the Chubu region and faces the Sea of Japan and Sado Island. With a long history as a port town, Niigata became a free port following the Meiji Restoration. Niigata's city government was established in 1889. Mergers with nearby municipalities in 2005 allowed the city's population to jump to 810,000. The annexation of the surrounding area has also given the city the greatest rice paddy field acreage in Japan.
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