Inuyama 犬山市

What we can find in northern Aichi Prefecture is a castle-town which didn’t suffer any raid during World War Two: here’s Inuyama! Inuyama is close to Nagoya, therefore it represents a suggested spot for a day-trip. What’s special about Inuyama? Inuyama Castle is this little town’s pride: designated as National Treasure, …

Okayama – 岡山

The city of Okayama is located in the Chūgoku region, Western Japan. During the Edo period, Okayama was a flourishing castle town, also thanks to its strategic position as merchant town and seaport. Also today this city revests an important role, as demarcation point between Kansai and Chūgoku regions. What’s special …

Hiraizumi – 平泉

In the southern part of Iwate Prefecture, in the northern Tōhoku region, you can visit the historic town of Hiraizumi. This small town is famous for its many World Heritage sites, beginning from Chūson-ji’s Golden Hall. Introduction Being located near the Kitakami river, Hiraizumi flourished thanks to transportation by water since …