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Nikko National Park

Nikko is a town at the entrance to Nikko National Park, most famous for Toshogu, Japan's most lavishly decorated shrine and the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate.

Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries before Toshogu was built in the 1600s, and Nikko National Park continues to offer scenic, mountainous landscapes, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, wild monkeys and hiking trails.

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Wakakusa Yamayaki on Jan 23, 2010 / Nara / Kansai

Mount Wakakusa (若草山, Wakakusa-yama), also known as Mount Mikasa (三笠山 Mikasa-yama), is an 342 m (1,122 ft) high mountain located in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan, beyond to the east from Nara Park.
Mount Wakakusa Fire Festival (Wakakusa-yamayaki) is held on the day before Coming-of-Age Day.
The dry grass on the slopes of this mountain is set on fire.
Recently the festival is held every fourth Saturday in January.
It is a festival of the flame with which the new year of ancient city Nara is decorated.
Many tourists visit there every year.

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Monk's voyage had lasting impact on Japan / KANSAI & WEST

Refer to "KANSAI & WEST" News by Yomiuri Shinbun.
For Nara, ancient Capital City before Kyoto, this year is 1300th Aniversary.
I'm now living in Kobe and I would like to have a chance to visit Nara this year.
Quote herewith the News.

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Yudanaka Onsen /

Taking up herewith Yudanaka Onsen located near Shibu Onsen in Yamanouchi Area.
Yudanaka Onsen is the main entry point to the Yamanouchi area.
It is the final stop of the Nagaden Nagano Line from Nagano Station (70 minutes, 1130 yen by local train or 50 minutes, 1230 yen by limited express).

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New Adults Compete in Japanese Archery at Sanjusangen-do Hall

Taking up herewith recent Kyoto Shinbun News.
You will be able to feel "Kyoto" via these News.
Interested in "New Adults Compete in Japanese Archery" and etc. 

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Jigokudani Monkey Park

Introduce "The Jigokudani Monkey Park".
The Jigokudani Monkey Park offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring.
The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques, which are also known as Snow Monkeys.
It is located in the monkey's natural habitat, in the forests of the Jigokudani valley in Yamanouchi, not far from the onsen towns of Shibu and Yudanaka.

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Shiga Kogen Ski Resort

Introduce "The Shiga Kogen Ski Area".
The Shiga Kogen (志賀高原) is a group of 21 ski resorts that have joined together to create the largest combined ski area in Japan.
Shiga Kogen is so large that it would take at least two days to cover it all, yet a single lift ticket gives you access to all 71 lifts, gondolas and ropeways in the area.

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Shibu Onsen

Shibu Onsen is a historic and attractive hot spring town in Yamanouchi, which has retained a traditional atmosphere.
Nestled in a small valley, Shibu Onsen is spread out on a gentle slope beside the Yokoyugawa River, with Yudanaka Onsen located below and the Jigokudani Monkey Park above.

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Kinugawa Onsen (4) / Japanese Hot Spring

Introduce Atractions in central Kinugawa Onsen located in Kanto district.
This time taking up herewith Onsen (温泉) around Kinugawa.
Kinugawa Onsen is a popular hot spring destination near Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture.

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Kinugawa Onsen (3) / Japanese Hot Spring

Introduce Atractions in central Kinugawa Onsen located in Kanto district.
This time taking up herewith Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland).
Nikko Edomura (Edo Wonderland) is a history theme park recreating Japanese town life during the Edo Period (1603-1868).

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Kinugawa Onsen (2) / Japanese Hot Spring

Introduce Atractions in central Kinugawa Onsen located in Kanto district.
This time taking up herewith Tobu World Square.
Tobu World Square is a theme park in Kinugawa Onsen that exhibits 1/25th scale replicas of famous buildings from around the world.

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Kinugawa Onsen (1) / Japanese Hot Spring

Introduce Kinugawa Onsen located in Kanto district.
Kinugawa Onsen is a popular hot spring resort town along the Kinugawa River in Tochigi Prefecture.
The town is centered around the large hotel ryokan lining the riverbank, and offers many amusements such as the Tobu World Square and Nikko Edomura theme parks in addition to its hot spring baths.

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Minakami Onsen / Japanese Hot Spring

Introduce Minakami Onsen located in Kanto district.
Minikami is a popular hot spring destination with some rather famous baths, including outdoor baths with beautiful views of nature.
There are over a dozen separate hot spring sources found across Minakami's mountains and valleys, around which resorts of various characters have been built.

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Ikaho Onsen (2) / Japanese Hot Spring

Regarding Ikaho Onsen, introduce other Sightseeing Spot.
One is "Mizusawa Temple".
The temple founded over 1000 years ago, plays an important religious role as one of the 33 sites of the Kanto Kannon Pilgrimage.
It hosts a variety of religious buildings, which are all well maintained.
The temple is situated on the mountain side, affording a nice view from many points.

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Ikaho Onsen / Japanese Hot Spring

This hot spring is noted in Japanese mythology "Manyoushu" which is the first written book in Japan.
So, this area has about 2000 years of history.
The town was built around 1575 by Takeda.
The stone stairs located in the middle of the town were actually built by this time.

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Japan: For $5.50, your own geisha tea ceremony

Taking up herewith News by Media regarding "Japan Travel".
Travel Spot and etc., might be understood via these News.
Interested in "Japan: For $5.50, your own geisha tea ceremony", "Savoring the Hokuriku region's food, history and culture", "Happy 1,300th to Nara, Japan" and etc.

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Ekiben(駅弁) / Japanese Food Culture

Do you know or do you ahve ever heard "Ekiben(駅弁)"?
Ekiben(駅弁) is a kind of Bento which is sold at Railway Stations, that is to say "Railway boxed meal".
When we will travel by train, we, Japanese, will enjoy Ekiben(駅弁).
Ekiben(駅弁) is one of the typical Food Culture in Japan, I suppose.

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HEIJO-KYO AND TEMPLES / Great Buddha product of early technology

Taking up herewith Kansai Culture News by Yomiuri.
Recent Kansai Trend will be read via these News.
Regarding Heijo-kyo, this year is to be 1300 aniversary.
Interested in "HEIJO-KYO AND TEMPLES / Great Buddha product of early technology",  "KANSAI&WEST / Rakugo storyteller to perform at U.N., Carnegie Hall" and etc.

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Kyoto / New Years Days

Taking up herewith Kyoto News by Kyoto Shinbun.
News Articles are relating to "New Years Days Kyoto Scenery".
You might be able to meet "Kyoto" like these Articles if you will visit Kyoto in the begining of January.
Please enjoy these Articles for feeling Kyoto.

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Blue-eyed Rakugo‐ka (青い瞳の落語家)

Rakugo (落語 literally "fallen words") is a Japanese verbal entertainment. The lone storyteller (Rakugoka, 落語家) sits on the stage, called the K醇vza (高座). Using only a paper fan (扇子, "sensu") and a small cloth (手拭, "tenugui") as props, and without standing up from the seiza sitting position, the rakugo artist depicts a long and complicated comical story. The story always involves the dialogue of two or more characters, the difference between the characters depicted only through change in pitch, tone, and a slight turn of the head.[1]

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