Umi no Mieru Cafe at Kurushima Strait (Ehime)
Dogo Onsen Main Bldg. (Ehime)
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (Okayama)
Okayama Castle (Okayama)
Go on a trip to some of West Japan’s best spots for scenery, beauty, food, history, and art.
Introducing some of the best and most unique spots in West Japan,
such as Ehime’s Dogo Onsen, Kurashiki in Okayama, and the art in Setouchi.
A 2-Day Model Course on Okayama, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi: Take in Japan's Amazing Sights, History, and Food!
© “Red Pumpkin” ©Yayoi Kusama,2006 Naoshima Miyanoura Port Square
Top Spots Within the Setouchi Region for Admiring Traditional and Modern Japanese Artworks
©Naoshima Pavilion Owner：Naoshima Town Architect：Sou Fujimoto Architects
Owned by Umi-Mori Art Museum
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To avoid any unpleasantness, Japan has developed its own unique set of rules surrounding onsen (hot springs). This article covers the manners that you should know before visiting any onsen in Japan.
How to Worship at a Japanese Shrine or Temple
Originally built as holy places meant for honoring deities, shrines are now considered popular tourist spots. Most conduct can be overlooked as long as you show respect for the deity, but there are some basic manners that are worth remembering. Check them out in this article before you go!
Useful Japanese Phrases for Your Trip
There are now more places in Japan where you can get by just by using English, but Japan’s still got a long way to go. If you want to be able to communicate smoothly, check out our list of useful Japanese phrases that you can use for your next trip.