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Sustainable Japan: Eco-Tourism Experiences to Make Lasting Memories

If you want to experience a different side of Japan than the one most tourists find, you should look outside the big cities. In lesser-known rural areas and remote islands, you can try life as a sake brewer for a few days, go canoeing and snorkeling in beautiful UNESCO areas, take part in daily life in a local village and go on a guided bike tour of a popular onsen town.

A Relaxing Weekend Escape at Charming Yamashiro Onsen

An easy train ride from the golden city of Kanazawa (in Ishikawa Prefecture) famed for its gold leaf, historical geisha & samurai districts, intricately detailed Kaga Yuzen kimono and picturesque Kenroku-en gardens is the charming and quaint onsen town of Yamashiro. Made even more accessible come March 16th 2024 due to the extended Hokuriku Shinkansen route, Yamashiro is a perfect way to extend one’s Japan holiday, see another side of the country and experience a quintessential onsen ryokan stay.



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