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Personally, I really like traditional Japanese architecture and culture, so wandering around Katsuyama was really cool for me. There's a bunch of shops with noran (the drapes covering shop entrances), temples/shrines, even an old well. The main drag is parallel to the river, making it...More
I love this area of Maniwa - I live not too far away so I visit pretty often. The preserved streets have gotten rid of all the power lines so it's not clogged up like most modern streets and gives it that old, traditional feel....More
One of the cutest town I've been to in Japan where almost every shop including post office here has a noren (traditional Japanese fabric dividers) with most of them depicting the business that the shop carries out.
Pity we went on a Wednesday when it's...More