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Sо̄seki Natsume’s House: Kumamoto’s Literary Heart

Hidden away in a quiet corner of Kumamoto city, beloved author Sо̄seki Natsume's former home retains its charming and peaceful atmosphere.

The National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka: Wonders of the World, Together!

Tucked away in the rolling parkland of Osaka prefecture's Banpaku Park, the National Museum of Ethnology is a world class cultural collection.

See How the Samurai Lived at the Aizu Bukeyashiki

The town of Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima prefecture is nicknamed “Samurai City” for its rich feudal history. A perfect place to experience this samurai past is at the Aizu Bukeyashiki, the excellently restored residence of the chief retainer...

Tsurugajo, The Red-Roofed Castle of Aizuwakamatsu

The city of Aizuwakamatsu in northern Fukushima prefecture holds a unique place in Japanese history for its role in the feudal era and the Boshin War, a civil war that ended the feudal system in Japan. To...