Kurashiki

A city with a picturesque, historic canal area. Kurashiki (倉敷) is in Okayama Prefecture, not far from Okayama City, the prefectural capital. The city features a canal area preserved throughout the Edo Period (1603-1867). Then the town was a vital rice delivery center. In reality, the name “Kurashiki” translates approximately as “town of storehouses,” referring […]

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Okayama

Sunshine and Peaches Okayama is the place to go in Chugoku Region. If you want to live in a beautiful rural setting right out of a picture book. The Seto-Ohashi bridge spans the Seto Inland Sea. Connecting Kojima in Okayama to Kagawa in Shikoku. You may enjoy beautiful views of Mount Washu from this impressive […]

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Old lantern

This little-known garden is a true gem and breathtakingly lovely. It is located in a valley near the Doukutsu Kannon cave and has a waterfall, pond with colorful koi, zen garden, and moss garden. This garden is well worth the yen it costs to enter. I wouldn’t mind returning here every season!

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REBLOG: Dragon Quest: Hunting for dragons in the mountains of Nikko

NIKKO Dragon hunting may not be the first thing one thinks of when visiting Nikko. But in fact, the hunting there is excellent, and anyone can do it, and it’s a great way further to enhance the delightful sightseeing of this stunning area. Dragons are mythical beasts that, curiously, are found in the myths and […]

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