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Kurashiki is a city that blends one of the heaviest industries in western Japan (second after Osaka) with tradition and culture, thus creating a unique mix of “new” and “old.” Located along the coastal Setonai Sea at the edge of Honshu (mainland Japan), Kurashiki has had a long history as a center of business and politics, even during the Hei’an Period (well before the Edo Period). It is most famous...

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We have created “Must see places in Japan”  Top 40 lists. Here is No.1 through No.10. No.1 Fushimi Inari, Kyoto No.2 Kanazawa, Ishikawa No.3 Todaiji Temple, Nara No.4 Asakusa Sensoji, Tokyo No.5 Mr. Fuji, Shizuoka and Yamanashi No.6 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima No.7 Shirakawago, Gifu No.8 Miyajima, Hiroshima No.9 Takayama, Gifu No.10 Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo Let’s find out No.11 trought No. 40....

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If you enjoy being outdoors and hiking, then Bitch Matsuyama Castle (備中松山城) is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. It’s one of only 12 original castles in Japan that has fortunately survived orders to be demolished during the early Meiji period. Located in the rural area of Okayama, you’ll certainly get off the beaten tourist path when visiting this castle. Bitchu Matsuyama castle is 430 meters above sea level and is the highest...

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Even though many tourists don’t seem to visit Okayama city, there is actually quite a lot to do there, making it a worthwhile place to see. Located in the Chugoku region of Japan, which is the western part of Honshu, Okayama is right on the coast and a great weekend trip from Osaka or Kyoto. Okayama offers lots of culture, and great food with its local restaurants and bars. One of the most popular attractions is actually Okayama...

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Kurashiki is located merely 20 minutes from Okayama and is easily accessed by train and public transportation. It is a place you must visit, especially if you are venturing out to Bitchu Matsuyama Castle. Kurashiki is known for its history of art and its unique white-walled warehouses. Most tourists when visiting Kurashiki will be mainly visiting the Bikan Historical District. It is in the district that there are many things to see...

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