Tourist Spots in Japan

Nihon no Kankoochi - 2

Hida Takayama(Hida Takayama)

Gifu-ken(Gifu prefecture)

Furui machinami(old streets)

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Hida-Takayama has preserved the feeling of a castle town, apparent by its history-filled streets. With the latticed bay windows and linked eaves of merchants' houses in Sanmachi Suji, the enduring historical temples and shrines of Higashiyama...Link

Shirakawagoo(Shirakawa village)

Gifu-ken(Gifu prefecture)

Gassho-zukuri, Sekai isan(Gassho style houses. World Heritage site)

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Shirakawa Village is located in the northwestern part of Gifu Pref. and is next to Gokayama Village in Toyama pref. ... Traditional houses in the Gassho style stand in the Villages and it is the World Heritage site.Link

Kanazawa Noto(Kanazawa city & Noto peninsula)

Ishikawa-ken(Ishikawa prefecture)

Kanazawa-joo, Kenrokuen, keshiki(Kanazawa castle, Kenroku garden, scenery)

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Kanazawa city is a historical castle town. Kenrokuen (Kenroku garden) is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Noto peninsula is well-kown as beautiful scenery.Link

Tateyama Kurobe(Tateyama Kurobe alpine route)

Toyama-ken(Toyama prefecture)

Keshiki, Yama aruki(scenery, mountain hike)

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Tateyama Kurobe area is well-kown as the best alpine route in Japan.Link

Ise(Ise city)

Mie-ken(Mie prefecture)

Ise Jinguu(Ise Grand Shrine)

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Ise Grand Shrine, which consists of 125 shrines, is one of the most popular shrine in Japan. Millions people vist Ise Grand Shrine every year and it is called "Oise mairi".Link


Kyoto-fu(Kyoto prefecture)

Otera, Jinja(temples and shrines)

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There are literally thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Kyoto.Link

Amano Hashidate(Amano Hashidate)

Kyoto-fu(Kyoto prefecture)


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Amano Hashidate is located in nothurn part of Kyoto prefecture. Amano Hashidate and the Kotobikihama Beach, which is known for its "singing sands", Its over twenty seabathing spots, and more.Link


Nara-ken(Nara prefecture)


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Nara was the glorious capital, "like a fragrant flower in full bloom," as an ancient poet once described it. Nara was the cradle of the great Japanese arts and the essence of culture in the long-ago Tempyo Period.Link

Kooyasan(Mt. Koya)

Wakayama-ken(Wakayama prefecture)

Otera(temples for mountain worshippers)

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Koyasan is home to an active monastic center founded 12 centuries ago by the priest Kukai (posthumously known as Kobo Daishi) for the study and practice of Esoteric Buddhism.Link


Hyogo-ken(Hyogo prefecture)

Himeji-joo(Himeji castle)

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Himeji Castle is the world cultural heritage site. Cited as its reason are its architectural uniqueness including multiple towers, its beautiful shape dubbed as White Heron Castle, .... and its well-preserved castle buildings in the inner citadel telling almost completely what they used to be.Link


Okayama-ken(Okayama prefecture)

Furui machinami(old streets)

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Kurashiki's Bikan Historical Quarter was chosen as the most picturesque merchants' quarter in Japan. When the shogunate took control of the area about 300 year ago, a magistrate's office was established and the town and its canal were developed into a trade center. Link

Hiroshima & Miyajima(Hiroshima city & Miyajima island)

Hiroshima-ken(Hiroshima prefecture)

Rekishiteki machi, Miyajima(memorial city, Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima island)

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Hiroshima is a memorial city of an atomic bomb. Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima island is one of the three famous beauty spots of Japan.Link

Izumotaisha(Izumotaisha shrine)

Shimane-ken(Shimane prefecture)

Izumotaisha(Izumotaisha shrine)

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This building is the tallest and one of the oldest shrines in Japan; it was built in 1744 and is 24 metres tall. It was supposedly over 48 metres tall, 1000 years ago.Link

Akiyoshidai(Akiyoshidai karst plateau)

Yamaguchi-ken(Yamaguchi prefecture)

Akiyoshidoo(Akiyoshido limestone cavern)

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Akiyoshidai is the largest karst plateau in Japan, and has been designated a quasi-national park and Special Natural Monument.Link


Ooita-ken(Oita prefecture)

Onsen(spa resort)

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Beppu is one of the most popular spa resort.Link


Nagasaki-ken(Nagasaki prefecture)

Rekishiteki na machi(historical town)

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The city of Nagasaki, which for years prospered as a port of trade with Portugal, was also the window through which Christianity first arrived in Japan.Link

Aso(Mt. Aso)

Kumamoto-ken(Kumamoto prefecture)


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Aso is the site of largest volcano caldera in the world. The caldera is an enormous bowl-like depression, 18 km wide x 24 km long and amazingly, it is lined with gently rolling, broad green grassy plains and ponds.Link


Kagoshima-ken(Kagoshima prefecture)


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Kagoshima's symbolic Sakurajima is a volcanic island, which floats in the sea only 4km from South Kyushu's hub city, Kagoshima.Link

Yakushima(Yakushima island)

Kagoshima-ken(Kagoshima prefecture)

Yaku Sugi(Yakusugi cedar)

The island is famous for its ancient cedar trees, known as "Yakusugi". The oldest tree called JomonSugi is estimated 3,000 years old.Link

Okinawa(Okinawa islands)

Okinawa-ken(Okinawa prefecture)

Umi(beach resort, marine sports)

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Okinawa Prefecture located at the southern end of Japan is a paradise of eternal summer.Link


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