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If you're looking for a spectacular tourist destination without all the tourists, you'll want to visit Kyoto's sleepy little fishing town that floats on the sea.

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from The Independent

Kanazawa, Japan: The bullet train is opening up the country's Edo

Kanazawa, Japan: The bullet train is opening up the country's Edo heritage - Asia - Travel - The Independent

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from Mail Online

The most desolate city on Earth: Take a tour of the ghostly Battleship Island crumbling into the sea off the coast of Japan

Japans rotting metropolis: The ruined architecture of Gunkanjima is every urban explorers dream

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Resort Shirakami. “Resort Shirakami” is a popular train with grand view of the Sea of Japan, running from Hirosaki, Aomori along the Gono Line to Akita. The floor of coach i

from The World Is A Book

Tokyo With Kids: Totoro and Studio Ghibli Museum

Tokyo's Studio Ghibli museum was a wonderful world of Miyazaki magic. Visiting this for any fan or with kids is a dream come true. Read on about our...

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

9 incredibly strange islands

Okunoshima, Japan Okunoshima, commonly referred to as Rabbit Island, is in the Inland Sea of Japan near Hiroshima. In the 1920s and '30s, Okunoshima housed a secret factory where chemical weapons were produced. The remains of the factory and a museum dedicated to chemical warfare are now found on the island.   However, Okunoshima is best known today for its large feral rabbit population. It is illegal to harm the rabbits, and they have no natural predators here. Because of this environment…

from Trip101

What To Eat In Kanazawa!? : Top 12 Eats In The City

The capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa is a marsh of the city’s unique flavours and hospitable people. Found on the coast adjacent to the Sea of Japan, you can expect the freshest seafood catch and local cuisine reflective of the city’s well-preserved traditions and history. Here is a list of the food you wouldn’t want to miss when in Kanazawa, and where to eat them.

The silhouette of a courtesan looking out over the sea (c.1910) | Koson Ohara (1877-1945), Japan

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