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Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen

Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.

Life Ramen in Nagaoka, Niigata

Ramen Adventures rolls out some wheels to get to finely balanced tonkotsu gyokai ramen.

Michelin-Recognized Okonomiyaki

The distinctive thing about Denko Sekka's Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is the egg.

Interview with Kurashiki Mayor Kaori Ito

The city of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture is maintaining its path of developmental growth even as it attracts crowds of visitors from other parts of Japan and abroad.

Feel Like a Feudal Lord in Ritsurin Garden

There isn't just one reason why Kagawa Prefecture's Ritsurin Garden has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide—there are thousands of them!

A 'Tarai' Boat Experience on Sado Island

Sado is a large island off Niigata located in the Sea of Japan. There are an express vessel and a regular ferry that leave from Niigata, taking about an hour by express and 2.5 hours by regular ferry.

Konbu Road: Ancient Route of Kelp & Medicine

Sailing south down Japan’s western coast from Hokkaido, ships brought goods that included the edible kelp called "konbu" to Toyama on their way along the watery route that came to be called Konbu Road.

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