Jun
01
2014

Amanohashidate: Japan’s “Heavenly Bridge”

Amanohashidate (天橋立 – Japan’s “heavenly bridge”) is one of the renowned three views of Japan, yet due to its location on the often-neglected Sea of Japan coast it often doesn’t make the cut for many sightseers’ itineraries.

Amanohashidate: Japan’s “Heavenly Bridge”
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Aug
30
2013

Japan’s city that’s hot as hell

The expression ‘hell on earth’ conjures up images of something very unpleasant, so it is unlikely that the expression would be used to draw tourists. However, in Beppu city the expression ‘hell on earth’ is probably the best way to describe what you’ll get..

Japan’s city that’s hot as hell
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Jul
19
2012

Off the Beaten Path: Gujo-Hachiman

What makes this town unique is not only it’s beautiful scenery, but a castle on a steep mountainside with a stunning view, an “old-style town” (古い町並み) that is a pleasant walk, a pristine river that runs through the town, and a certain very unique product that the town is known for.

Off the Beaten Path: Gujo-Hachiman
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