Naqua Shirakami Ski Resort Aomori Spring; Odigo

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Kyushu and Kansai by train; Lourdes O Pilar; Business World

Exploring the cities of the island of Kyushu and the western part of Japan in five days was beyond my imagination—but with the help of a detailed itinerary and Japan’s efficient transportation network, my travel buddies and I were able to tick several places off our bucket list.

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Visiting one of the most sacred places in Japan; Keith Austin; Traveller

People leave little knitted hats and scarves on the statues in the town’s splendidly eerie cemetery.

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You Can Now Spend the Night in One of Kyoto’s Most Historic Temples; Phoebe Neuman; Robb Report

InsideJapan Tours is giving a lucky few exclusive overnight access to UNESCO World Heritage-designated Ninna-ji temple.

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8 abandoned cities around the world — and the eerie stories behind them; Chris Urie; This Is Insider

There’s something both intriguing and eerie about abandoned cities. They make you wonder what could have happened to make an entire city pick up and leave. Here are eight abandoned cities around the world and the stories behind them.

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Where to find the most epic views of Mount Fuji; Aryana Azari; Matador Network

It may be elusive, but it’s a view you’ll never forget.

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Japan Guide: 7 Stunning Shrines you must visit; Ecophiles

Japan is famous for its ancient temples. Explore awe-inspiring shrines dating back thousands of years… no Japan guide is complete without a shrine visit…

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Things to see and do in Japan; Sarah Rodrigues; LostWaldo

Comprised of four mountainous, thickly wooded islands, Japan’s landscape is as stunningly beautiful as it is earthquake-prone. There are so many things to see and do in Japan that to focus your attentions in just one area would be something akin to a tragedy.

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Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine; Odigo

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Is Japan’s ‘Ghost Island’ (Gunkanjima) As Mysterious As It Looks? We Found Out; Jim Clash; Forbes

Gunkanjima, also known as Hashima or ‘Ghost’ Island, was once a thriving coal-mining operation with more than 5,200 inhabitants. When the coal ran out in 1974, the mysterious place was totally abandoned.

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