Explore hidden gems in Japan. Visit the Japan Heritage website and uncover Okuizumo in Shimane Prefecture—loved for its unspoiled nature, traditional steel forging practices and delicious food.
By Laura Payne 4 min read
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Visit the decisive battles of the Warring States Period at the sites of its major battles.
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