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Walk down the central shopping arcade in Onomichi and you'll come across the chic Onomichi Denim Shop. It could be any other fashionable boutique. Stylish faded jeans lie neatly on a wooden table running the length of the store. The walls are bare apart from two large black and white prints. But chat to the shop staff, or browse the product literature, and you will soon realize this is no ordinary clothes store.
You can’t help but have fun when you visit here. Located along a busy mountain road about 17 kms west of Iwakuni, it pops out of nowhere. A jaw-dropping display of enormous koi carp flags, gigantic colorful billboard-size cutouts of traditional characters and literally hundreds of red and white lanterns will definitely catch your eye. The atmosphere is very similar to a Japanese festival. If you have yet to experience one, consider this a primer. With taiko drums to beat, photo popups to pose in, and attractions for kids, it’s fun for all ages.
The Iyonada Monogatari is a sightseeing train, a luxury travel genre that’s currently enjoying something of a boom in Japan. This classic train, fitted out in ‘retro-modern’ style at considerable expense, takes you on a stylish journey through the coastal and mountain region of western Shikoku known as Iyonada. As you travel through this picturesque scenery, you can enjoy delicious meals prepared using the specialities of the region.
Most people who think of coming to the Setouchi region will have heard of the Shimanami Kaidō. This road links Onomichi on the mainland with Imabari on Shikoku. Whether your journey starts from Onomichi, or Imabari, finding cyclist-friendly accommodation to receive advice and meet other cyclists is recommended. In Imabari, 'Cyclo no Ie' fits the bill - an affordable guesthouse catering for cyclists created by cycling buffs.
The town of Kaminoseki is located at the southernmost tip of the Murotsu Peninsula, Yamaguchi prefecture. From café restaurant Serika, which is by the sea, on a clear day you can see all the way to Shikoku’s Sadamisaki Peninsula.
Serika is a café restaurant located at the southernmost tip of the Murotsu Peninsula in the town of Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi prefecture.
Dear readers who reside in Tokyo,As you know, there are lots of regional antenna shops in central Tokyo, but today we’d like to talk more about the Tottori Okayama Shimbashi-kan, a large-scale, interesting shop that opened in 2014!
Dogo Giyaman Glass Museum is a great place for antique lovers and only a 3-minute walk from Dogo Onsen's main building.
With the huge popularity of various events such as the Setouchi Triennale and Cycling Shimanami, the Seto Inland Sea area is now very much in the spotlight.
Did you know that there are many castles in the Seto Inland Sea area?
In the Honmura district of Naoshima Island, old traditional Japanese houses with charred wood and white lime plaster walls give the area a nostalgic elegance.
Boasting the No.1 production rate in Japan for white peaches, and muscat and pione grapes, Okayama is affectionately known both as the ‘sunny country’ and the ‘fruit country’.
During the period of ‘Taisho Romance’, Yumeji Takehisa was active in a variety of arts, as a painter, designer as well as a poet.
Mino-cho is located in Mitoyo city, Kagawa prefecture, and it is in this small town area that hariko tigers (a type of paper-mache) are made.
Are you familiar with Itomen's Champon noodles? Many people from the south-west part of Hyogo prefecture may right now be thinking "How nostalgic!"
This verb, which means 'to show hospitality', has been used in this region since olden times.
Dear readers, do you think that Ehime's charms lie only in "mandarins"?
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