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Hike or Bike Your Way through Japan's Countryside on a Unique Special Interest Tour

This month, we encourage you to get out of the city and into the Japanese countryside on a special interest tour. We introduce some of the best biking routes for cyclists of all levels, taking you through stunning natural beauty and picturesque villages, with a bit of history along the way. If you're a hiker, why not consider a visit to the old-growth forests of Yamagata Prefecture and the Dewa Sanzan, where the Tohoku Yamabushi will introduce you to their ancient ways in a mountain retreat. You might also look into the world-famous Shikoku Henro Buddhist pilgrimage route, which we cover as part of our feature on Syncretism and Shugendo.

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