Shinkansen or Bus? How to Travel from OSAKA to HIROSHIMA?; Mervz; Pinoy Adveturista

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Japan’s Miyajima island introduces visitor tax to help curb overtourism; Julian Ryall; SCMP

A tourism spokesperson says the spot, home to the Itsukushima Shrine, is prone to overcrowding at peak periods, with 4.6 million visitors last year.

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Entry tax eyed for popular western Japan island Miyajima amid surge in visitors; Isamu Gaari; Mainichi

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On her own: solo women travelers share top tips; Kelly Barrett; National Geographic

Readers reveal strategies for making pals, staying safe, and discovering local culture when traveling as a party of one.

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On her own: solo women travelers share top tips; Kelly Barrett; National Geographic

Readers reveal strategies for making pals, staying safe, and discovering local culture when traveling as a party of one.

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Tourist tax for famous Japanese island; Stuff

It’ll only cost $1.40 extra to go to Miyajima, but when you have over 4m visitors a year, that can add up.

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Not even restoration work can detract from the beauty of Japan’s ‘Island of the Gods’; James Bolinger; Stars & Stripes

The floating O-torii and Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima south of Hiroshima are two of Japan’s most popular attractions, but ongoing restoration work there shouldn’t stop Americans stationed in Japan from planning a visit.

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The Perfect Two-Week Japan Vacation; Robert Glazier; Goway

Enjoy the many contrasts and surprises to be experienced in the “Land of the Rising Sun,” on a Japan vacation. Like visits to all countries, it is a question of what to see and do to not only enjoy a visit but to experience the highlights and to really get to know the destination when …

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Japan cruise excursions bring wonders to life; Carol Ann Davidson; Tribune News Service

With the recent G20 Summit in Osaka, the upcoming International Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on the horizon, all eyes are on Japan. Carol Ann Davidson decided…

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Itsukushima Shrine Undergoing Repairs; Armand Vaquer; Armand’s Rancho

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Itsukushima Shrine; Mark Cartwright; Ancient History

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Discovering Hiroshima’s vibrant side; Yuliasri Perdani; Jakarta Post

Pedaling through one of the world’s best cycling routes. Marveling at the burst of colors that lights up the night at Hiroshima castle. Exploring a centuries-old shrine built on water. It may come as a surprise that Hiroshima offers such diverse attractions.

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MIYAJIMA TRAVEL GUIDE with Budget Itinerary 2019; Asta Alvarez; The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog

The mid-February air was thin and cold; I couldn’t feel my cheeks. A few minutes after our ferry began to sail, I immediately spotted it. My hands were…

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Heritage gems of rural Japan; Joshua Wong; The Straits Times

Travel News -Some of Japan’s most scenic and significant spots are tucked away in the Chugoku region, a place brimming with history, culture and spirituality. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Discover fascinating close-to-home destinations aboard PONANT luxury small ship expeditions and cruises; MySailing.com.au

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Stuff Escapes: Join us on an exclusive tour of Japan; Trupti Biradar; Stuff

Explore Japan on an exciting itinerary, accompanied by a top chef and an expat Kiwi who’s become a local rugby legend.

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Itsukushima Shrine – Hatsukaichi, Japan; Denben; Waymarking

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My Faves: UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan; Takahiro Takiguchi; Stripes Okinawa

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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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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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