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January 2022 issue

Embrace Diverse Forms of Art While Exploring Japan's Most Unique Cultural Destinations

Inquisitive visitors to Japan who step out into new cultural experiences are amply rewarded. For those captivated with the enigmatic and infinite world of Japanese art, a visit to the Tokamachi Region in Niigata Prefecture will provide eye-opening insights into art in many forms on different stages, including the ancient, modern and genre-redefining, both indoors and outdoors. Museum and modern art afficionados will enjoy a visit to the Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki, Okayama in Southern Japan. The exceptionally curated selection here is wonderful, and Kurashiki’s artistic heritage can be seen outside the museum too, in Kurashiki’s famous Denim Street. Lastly, for an intimate cultural experience, visitors can stay overnight in an actual temple in Japan’s historical and cultural mecca of Nara. Read on to learn about new ways to experience Japan’s cultural depth as never before.

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