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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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Obama: a historical landmark waiting to be discovered

Situated just a few hours from the bustling streets of Kyoto by rail lies the coastal city of Obama. Considerably quieter and smaller than its tourist-centric neighbour, Obama remains, for the most part, relatively undiscovered by visitors. Yet, what this city lacks in size it more than makes up for in history and charm.  While …

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Explore Japan’s Western Kanto Region

Chichibu The Chichibu region, situated in Saitama Prefecture, comprises Chichibu City and the towns of Yokoze, Minano, Nagatoro and Ogano. Located around 80 kilometers from the centre of Tokyo, Chichibu can easily be reached by car or train within just two hours. Despite the close proximity to Tokyo, Chichibu’s stunning rural, mountainous beauty and rich historical …

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