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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Kanagawa and Shizuoka Prefectures

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Shizuoka Reports, Tourism Reports | 08/08/2018

Hakone Old Road

In Travellers’ Footsteps on Ancient Cobblestone Roads – A Distant Edo Journey Following the Hakone Hachiri Route

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The Tokaido Hakone Hachiri is a route that runs East to West straight through the mountains of Hakone and is portrayed in songs and poems as having a harsh environment. This Hakone Hachiri highway was the main trunk route during the Edo Period and the most magnificent cobblestone road in Japan at the time was laid to help with all the traffic that passed through.

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Tokyo chosen as the Best Foodie Destinations and ranked second place in the cities of world – 1st: Paris, 2nd: Tokyo, 3rd: Rome

| Awards and Honors, Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/23/2018

Japanese-Cuisine

Eat Your Way Around The World – Hotels.com Reveals The Best Foodie Destinations

Date: Jun 19, 2018
Source: Hotels.com

DALLAS, June 19, 2018 – Paris (27%), Tokyo (23%) and Rome (22%) have topped a list of the hottest spots on earth for foodies, according to the Hotels.com® Tasty Travels* report.

Paying tribute to these delicious destinations, Hotels.com has collaborated with food artist Carl Warner to bring foodies’ favorite hangouts to life, using each city’s famous food ingredients – Parisian buildings made of cheese, the Pantheon made of pasta and Mount Fuji made of seaweed. Every city looks good enough to eat.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Tochigi Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/14/2018

Subterranean Labyrinth - Kaneiriyama Quarry Site

Discover a Secret Subterranean Labyrinth – Utsunomiya and Oya Stone Culture

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It is difficult to tell how far and how deep the chilled caverns of this labyrinth reach. Columns stand in neat rows and the light glowing from lamps and shadows created form continuous layers within this immense space. As you wind your way between the columns, the same light spreads out before you, making you lose your sense of direction.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Yamagata Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/12/2018

02- Yama-dera Temple

Safflower Culture Supported by Yama-dera Temple

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Yama-dera Temple is located in scenic surroundings of dense forest and fantastically shaped rocks, and is reached by climbing up stone steps. It was at this mountain temple that safflower cultivation and trade began, bringing great wealth and rich culture to the area.

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2018 Japan Heritage Designation List in Hokkaido Prefecture

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports, Tourism Reports | 06/12/2018

02 Kamuikotan

Kamikawa Ainu in Coexistence with Kamui – Traditional World of the Gods at the Foot of Mt. Daisetsu

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The Kamikawa indigenous Ainu people reside at the foot of the magnificent yet austere Mt. Daisetsu in coexistence with the gods, known as Kamui in the Ainu language. They tell of the legend of the battle between evil spirits and heroic gods in the huge gorge located here that has roaring rapids and unusual geological formations. This is a sacred site for the Kamikawa Ainu, worshipped as a place of the gods.

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