With only 323 inhabitants, Taketomi is a very small village that triples in population during summer. Famous for its perfectly preserved “Okinawa” style houses and sandy streets, Taketomi shines by its simple way of life where time seem to have stopped and where the madness of the world does […]

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Mount Omuro, or in Japanese Omuroyama is an exciting volcano located by the shore of the eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. At 580 meters tall and with a crater at 300 meters wide, Mt. Omuro is accessible all year long [...]

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Today’s video is special and was made in collaboration with the cities of Uchiko, Ozu and Seiyo in order to promote not only their respective cities but also Uchiko’s Kimono stroll experience organized and managed by the lovely Shimizu-san who’s in charge of this project. [...]

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The Uwa Museum of Folk Tools in Seiyo is the definition of how looks can be deceiving. Located just in front the Kaimei School you will find a tiny little government building which hides in its annex building a treasure of artifacts and tools, known as the Uwa Museum […]

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Taking place in Goshogarawa between August 4th and 8th, the Goshagaware Tachineputa features some massive 23m tall and 19-ton parade floats that roam around the tiny little streets of Goshogawara with dancers all cheering and shouting “Yattemare! Yattemare!” […]

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Being of Uchiko’s prosperous past, including many natural wax manufacturing industries, Uchiko is still home, beside its Natural Wax Museum, of the latest Natural Wax candle Specialist with the Omori Candle Shop. Belonging to the Omori family with Mr. Taro Omori (6th generation craftsman) and his son, Ryotaro Omori […]

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The Aomori Nebuta is a Japanese fire festival held annually between August 2nd and 7th in Aomori city featuring over twenty nebutas or massive lantern floats based on kabuki or mythical stories. The Aomori Nebuta Festival is thought to have originated from the Tanabata festival, but its real roots […]

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Just an hour away from Seiyo center and its Unomachi Uwa district, is the fishing port of Mikame. Although the fishing business is what drives the heart of Mikame, the city is also famous it's rock formation where you can see a gorgeous display of layers of sedimentary rock […]

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Located in the center of Seiyo, in the Unomachi Uwa district, the Kaimei school was built in 1882 and is considered to be the oldest school in the whole Shikoku island. Thanks to its rare Giyōfū architecture style, which heavily resembles western style construction but used traditional Japanese building […]

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Often ignored by foreign and japanese tourists because of lack of promotion, Seiyo offers some of Ehime prefecture best landscape and beaches. Featuring many small parks and Orangery Farms, Seiyo’s countryside could easily be mistaken for some mediterranean countryside landscape. […]

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Nagahama has grown to be a pivotal port town which has connected sea and river freight transport since the Edo feudal period. Nagahama Ohashi was constructed as a part of a public works project to connect the Prefectural Road from Nagahama to the Kawanoishi Line and Nagahama to the Gunchu […]

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Located not far from Ryutakuji Temple, Katsura-Gawa and Mitaki Falls are Seiyo’s most famous natural attractions. Accessible to all and open 24/7 Katsura-Gawa and Mitaki Falls are worth checking if you are interested in nature and learn more about Seiyo’s natural wonders.

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