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Japan travel destinations outside the big cities

Day trips from Hiroshima

Okayama - Kurashiki

"This area is well known throughout Japan for having refurbished original 'kura' warehouses in the old merchant district of the city. The district was not destroyed by bombing during World War II, and is one of the few places in Western Japan where you can enjoy Japanese culture in an authentic historical setting."

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Onomichi - Hiroshima's gateway to the Seto Inland Sea

“Hiroshima is undoubtedly high on the list of must visit places because of the Peace Museum and the beautiful floating shrine gate of Miyajima. However, most visitors wouldn't realize that Hiroshima Prefecture has a lot more places worth visiting, including towns like Onomichi facing the picturesque islands of the Seto Inland Sea.”

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Beautiful places that are still relatively unknown

Shimane Prefecture, authentic, unknown and unforgettable

"Tired of seeing the Japan of Google images? Feeling like you're not witnessing the core unfiltered culture of the country? Here's your next stop: Shimane Prefecture. No app filters needed. That's what I kept on thinking during this whole trip"

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Kagoshima & Yakushima Island

“The forests of Yakushima make one feel as though you have stepped into another time and world. While enjoying the sites hiking, one can hear the calls of tropical birds, monkeys and other animals. The morning fog lends an air of mystery to this timeless forest. One of Japan’s must-see locations, Yakushima will not disappoint anyone interested in experiencing nature first hand.”

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Real places that you will recognize from famous anime

Popular Anime Locations in Japan

“Evangelion in Hakone - One of the most popular anime ever. In an apocalyptic future, after the destruction of Tokyo by giant monster, the capitol of Japan is moved to Hakone`s Sengokuhara area. Evangelion uses many real sites still found in Hakone as a backdrop to the deep, well done, futuristic anime.”

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Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen

“Whenever my friends from overseas ask me what would be a classic thing to do in Japan, I always reply that visiting a medieval castle and staying in an onsen town (hot spring bath) are a "must". There is no doubt that a visit to Matsuyama City is the perfect way to combine both of these in one trip as it has one of the best preserved original castles and the oldest onsen in Japan.”

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Tenugui towels, mini works of art“If you're looking for a souvenir that is truly Japanese, look no further than "tenugui" - a thin hand towel made of cotton. Although the idea of a hand towel as …

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Cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

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