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Kurashiki — a town planner’s draft, a cultural geographer’s map of urban growth; from the postwar sprawl typified by the compression of buildings contiguous with highways and railroad tracks, to the painted walls and turrets of Kurashiki Tivoli Park, a children’s storybook theme park, replete with artificial lakes, palaces and a Ferris wheel, to the well-ordered Edo Period (1603-1868) grid of Bikan, the original town.

The changing view of Onomichi town

Last September, the town of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture became a headline-grabbing topic around the world with its Cat Street View project. In its fir

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The Hiroshima art triangle: a space to get lost in thought

'It's Tokyo minus the stress." That's how one Japanese colleague described Hiroshima to us shortly after my wife, Angeles, and I arrived here, near the end

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Nothing is too bright for Ikuchijima Island

Ikuchijima, the setting of Mishima's popular novel "The Sound of Waves," dazzles with its citrus groves and bleached beaches.

Okinawa: always worth returning to

Okinawa has much more to do and see beyond its beaches and palm trees. Check out its rock gardens, castles and goya.

Tomonoura: lost in a storied landscape

The priest from Fukuzenji Temple is sitting cross-legged on a cushion in front of us like a Zen-sage. He has his back to a window of the Taichoro Guesthous

Spring greening in Koganei

Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum’s 30 buildings have been rescued from various areas in Tokyo, carefully disassembled and reconstructed as faithfully as possible here.

Nishinoshima: Oki's island of sanctuary

The prospect of experiencing pristine, rural-marine environs draws a small but discerning number of visitors to Shimane Prefecture's Oki Islands.