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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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Ryu-Gu-Kutsu and Toji Sand Slopes

Ryu-Gu-Kutsu and Toji Sand Slopes


Posted By on Oct 22, 2014

Ryu-Gu-Kutsu, or the Cave of Dragon Palace, is located along the rugged coastline of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka prefecture, not far from the picturesque town of Shimoda. From above, the cave is a ragged heart cut-out as if stamped by a cookie cutter into rock. From inside, it is a cave of wonders filled with colorful stones, cool splashes of water, and creepy bugs. The views of the seaside from above are breathtaking. On a clear...

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Shimoda, once a bustling port city, is now a quiet town in which to spend a tranquil day by the sea. Everything seems to move more slowly by the seaside city. It’s no wonder visitors travel from far away to relax for a weekend in this sleepy town. The views of the seas from viewpoints throughout the city are breathtaking. Sparkling from far away, the sea invites visitors to take a swim or at least to relax in its splendor. While...

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Near Shimoda Station in Shimoda, Shizuoka, the Shimoda Ropeway takes visitors to a sanctuary of gardens, a temple, and extraordinary views on the top of Mount Nesugata. The short cable car ride to the top is complete with beautiful views that are only a glimpse of more stunning ones to come. Visitors arrive through the souvenir and snack shop, where anything from regional goods to standard soft-serve ice cream can be purchased. Beyond...

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Japan offers visitors a variety of natural scenery, ranging from the majestic Mount Fuji to the stunning Japanese Alps. However, if you are looking for a way to escape these overvisited places have a unique experience, the secluded Dogashima may be the place for you to visit! Dogashima itself has several natural landmarks that will inspire you. The locals there all take pride in the silhouettes these islands cast and go as far as to...

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Community Life on the Izu Peninsula

Community Life on the Izu Peninsula


Posted By on Apr 7, 2014

The historic port town of Shimoda sits quietly overlooking the sea on the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka prefecture. Approximately 180 km from Tokyo, a weekend in Shimoda makes for a restful, short escape from the city hustle. Stepping off the train, everything suddenly appears slower yet full of life. Right outside the station, a weekend market brings energy to the surroundings. Elderly folks in gardening apparel sell goods at market...

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