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Ginzan Onsen Hot Springs in Japan

Made up of six prefectures, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima, Tohoku is a place where nature, culture, beauty and history come together. ...

The path to Tofuya Ukai, housed inside an old sake factory that was shipped in from the Yamagata prefecture and rebuilt here, leads through what's basically a tofu theme park: A wooden bridge goes over a koi pond and passes through a garden and past a tofu retail shop and an outdoor stand where a chef grills the bean curd over coals for one of the courses on the set menu. The walk is somehow magical and transporting, despite the slight kitsch factor.