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The People’s Railway – A Story of Community Spirit From Choshi, Chiba Prefecture

Cutting its way through the beautiful coastal countryside of Tokyo’s neighboring Chiba Prefecture, the Choshi Electric (Dentetsu) Railway serves around 20,000 local residents and is the only service that can be used to access the Kanto Region’s most eastern location, Inubozaki Point.  Dating back over a century to 1913, the railway is far quieter than …

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Tradition, Arts and Crafts: 7 Must-Do Activities in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

The city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, is well known as the host of the Ube Biennale, an international sculpture contest and exhibition that has taken place every two years since its conception in 1961. However, there’s a lot more to Ube than just its Biennale; from discovering its traditional, artistic side to the area’s rich …

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Nokogiriyama, your next destination in Chiba Prefecture.

A unique location in the Boso Peninsula, Mount Nokogiriyama stands proud and imposing above the rich green blanket of forestry that cloaks rural Chiba.  Despite the mountain’s intimidating title (鋸山 ‘Nokogiriyama’ means ‘Sawtooth Mountain’) and its curiously-named Jigoku Nozoki (地獄覗き, View of Hell) Viewpoint, the mountain is actually a relatively simple hike, with the extra …

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