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If you wish to experience authentic Japan you should travel to small provincial towns. In Japan, there are still many regions which have preserved their traditions to this day. In such areas with traditional streets and houses, you will find the inhabitants living simple lifestyles. You can still find beautiful old townscapes in local castletowns, mountain villages and small fishing villages. Works of traditional Japanese art and craft, such as ceramic and textiles are acknowledged worldwide for their high artistic values. Take the time to visit a village of traditional arts and crafts and observe the skillful artisanship close at hand.

  Historic Areas
Otaru
Hanamaki
Tono
Kakunodate
Aizuwakamatsu
Yanaka/Nezu/
Sendagi/Hongo
Chichibu/Nagatoro
Kawagoe
Gokayama
Kiso
Shirakawa-go
Takayama
Kanazawa
Nagahama
Nada Go-go
Tsuwano
Kurashiki
Hagi
Iwakuni
Uchiko
Yanagawa
Urakami
Hirado
Bungo Taketa
Usuki
Tottori City
  Homes of Traditional
  Handiworks
Yonezawa
Kitakata
Mashiko
Seto/Nagakute
Yamashina/Daigo
Shigaraki
Bizen
Hagi
Tokushima City
Arita/Imari
Karatsu/Yobuko
 Ancient Sites
San'nai-Maruyama Ruins
Mt. Shogun-yama > Gyoda
Takamatsuzuka-kofun > Asuka
Heijo-kyu-seki
ancient burial mounds > The Yamanobe Road
Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine
Tsukuri-yama-kofun > Kibi
Yoshinogari Remains