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The Kuniga Coast of the Oki Islands
Discovering the sheer cliffs and rocky shores of Shimane's Oki Islands from both land and sea.
Visiting the towering cliffs along the northern coast of Iwate Prefecture.
Shunan's industrial coastline
Joining an evening cruise along the illuminated refineries and factories that line the southern coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The Abandoned Osarizawa Mine
Exploring the abandoned ruins of one of Japan's largest former mines in Akita Prefecture.
Toilets and robots in Kitakyushu
Touring the Toto factory in Kitakyushu where the celebrated washlets and some of the world's most advanced toilets are being produced.
Japan's Most Scenic Train Line
Riding the Resort Shirakami train along the scenic Gono Line which follows the Sea of Japan coast of Akita and Aomori.
Okawachiyama, village of the secret kilns
Exploring the traditional artisan village of Okawachiyama in Saga Prefecture, where Imari Porcelain has been produced for centuries.
Exploring Ainu Culture in Nibutani
Visiting one of the best museums about the Ainu, Hokkaido's indigenous people.
Taketa - a story of water
A visit to Hakusui Dam, otherwise known as "the Queen of the Dams", a beautiful cascading waterfall in Taketa City, Oita.
Climbing Mount Tarumae
Climbing Mount Tarumae, one of Hokkaido's most powerful and active volcanoes that towers over the idyllic Shikotsuko caldera lake.
Aoshima, island of the gods
Checking out the devil's washboard coastline and a small shrine in the jungle interior of Miyazaki's small shrine island.
Trekking in Shiretoko National Park
Sea kayaking along the rocky coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, home to Japan's largest population of brown bears.
Sea kayaking in Zamami
Exploring the deep blue waters around subtropical Okinawa's Zamami Island by sea kayak.