Traveling in the Countryside

A tourist traveling in the Japanese countryside walks along a seaside path in rural Hokkaido
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One of the most peculiar things about Japan’s many tourism assets is the fact that a significant number of them are situated far away from metropolitan centers. While cities like Tokyo and Kyoto have large concentrations of venues to experience, many major shrines and temples are actually located way out in the countryside. Take for example, the likes of Izumo Taisha



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