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the most beautiful villages in japan

Analogous to “Les plus beaux villages de France”, Japan also has an Association of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan. The association is active on enhancement and protection of Japanese rural heritage, cultural fairs & branding and promotion of regional, national and … Continue reading

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Japan Highlights

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Noto Peninsula

12 day luxury tour based on the famed Butterfield & Robinson Noto tour

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Japan Highlights

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Cherry Blossoms – Mount Aso

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Tightly laced switchbacks

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Depapering shoji

In the shadow, leaning 45* with the paper down, spray water in the quadrants. Let soak. Be patient. Wear gloves (splinters), rub with wet towel.

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Kannoji Temple, Rinzai sect of Buddhism

Kannoji temple is a Zen temple and belongs to the Rinzai sect. It was founded by the Shimazu feudal lord Tadahisa in 1194 and this makes it the oldest temple of the Rinzai sect in Japan. In 1868, when the … Continue reading

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Hot Springs and Volcanoes

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Japan Highlights

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