One of Sado Island’s attractions, besides its many beautiful temples and it’s gorgeous landscape, is the many Noh (Japanese traditional play) that are actually performed by local villagers in some of the many temples of the Island. Here unlike many other places in Japan […]

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It was under Emperor Kanmu's ordinance, in 808 that Seisuiji Temple was founded by a Buddhist monk who came from Kyoto while traveling Japan on a missionary tour. Meaning “Salvation” in Japanese, Seisuiji Temple’s main hall is highly influenced by Kyoto’s famous Kiyomizu-dera [...]

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Famous for its onsen, its beautiful mountain an as a world-class ski resort, Mt. Zao is also extremely popular among foreign tourist for its magnificent Snow Monsters also called Juhyo in Japanese. [...]

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Also known as the Amasagi Village Amasagimura (Akita), is a small yet extremely interesting museum. A collection of old farmhouses and samurai residences from the area have been moved from their original location and preserved in Amasagimura. [...]

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Shiogama, located in Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku, is one of Japan's most important fishing ports and one of the busiest fish processing centers in the country. Shiogama Fish Market with its 140 stalls, is a very popular fish market and offers the best seafood all year long to both […]

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Throughout the Edo period, Kubota Castle, located in the prefecture of Akita (northern Japan), was home to the Satake clan, daimyo of Kubota Domain, rulers of northern Dewa Province. Reassigned to Dewa Province from the clan's ancestral territories by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1602, Satake Yoshinobu immediately started the construction […]

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Located in the mountainside of Akita and in the famous Nyuto Onsen area, a conglomerate of several hot springs resorts, Kuroyo Onsen is a magnificent Onsen resort that was first established during Edo period. Whether you are staying for the night or just want to spend there a few hours […]

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Goshado, the central hall of Akagami Shrine, is thought to have been built around 1710. The shrine is composed of a total of five structures.  The main structure in the middle enshrines Akagami. As such it is one of the rarest sites associated with the ancient Akagami Gongen worship. [...]

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Originally built and still used as a movie set for may samurai productions, the Open Set of the studio Sedic Shonai in Yamagata in northern Japan, is a unique attraction worth checking! There you will find a 350m wide and 2km long set with roughly 40 buildings. […]

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Hidden at the foot of one of Japan’s most sacred mountains, Haguro-san, you will find the beautiful Gyokusen-ji temple. Founded in 1251 by Ryonenhomyo.  Inspired by his years long pilgrimage, he acquired a unique sense of beauty and aesthetics that helped him design Gyokusen-ji temple. [...]

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Walking distance from Yamagata’s amazing Somaro Tea House and its gorgeous Maiko, you will find in the city of Sakata and the Homma Art Museum Garden. Built in 1813 by the head of the Homma clan, the property includes the actual main house, the Seienkaku, and the Kakubu-en [...]

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Located in the heart of Yamagata prefecture mountains, Ginzan Onsen or in English the Silver Mountain Hot Spring, is a secluded little hot spring town with a rich history in silver mining! [...]

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