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Katakurakan’s Thousand-Person Bath|A Retro-Modern Bathhouse on the Shore of Lake Suwa Where You Can Bathe While Standing

There is a hot spring facility called Katakurakan (片倉館) in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture. Katakurakan is a classic Western-style public bathhouse built i...

Togakushi Soba Noodles|Enjoy Buckwheat Flour Dishes at the Famous Restaurant Uzuraya

Nagano Prefecture is famous for its soba (buckwheat) noodles. "戸隠蕎麦 (Togakushi soba)" is one of the three most famous soba in Japan, along with wanko so...

A Spectacular View of the Sea of Japan from the Shiroyone-Senmaida Rice Terraces on the Noto Peninsula

In the Noto Peninsula of Ishikawa Prefecture, there is a scenic spot called Shirayone Senmaida, which is a series of scenic terraced rice fields facing ...

What is Yuki Tsumugi (Pongee)? Learn About UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Yuki Tsumugi Museum and Tsumugi Village

"紬 Tsumugi" is one of Japan's most popular silk fabrics and has been produced for centuries. There are several silk production areas in Japan, and Yuki ...

Kisakata|A Scenic Spot at The Foot of Mount Chokai Where the 99 Islands Seem to Float on Land

On the border between Yamagata and Akita prefectures, there is a mountain called Chokai, which is 2236 meters high. About 30 kilometers north of Mt. Cho...
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