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If the mega-cities Japan is world famous for constitute the beating heart of the country, the small towns in the regions beyond are its soul.  The images below reflect a smattering of the city, but provide more experiences in the country. Find what interests you. Click to learn more about it and how to visit when you're in Japan. Be sure to check out stay and taste for hotel and food recommendations, respectively.

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Iya Valley | Tokushima

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Into the mists.

Where a seemingly lost Japan can be found...

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Kotohira-gu | Kagawa

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Spirits in Shikoku.

More than 1000-year old shrine...

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Kotohira-gu | Kagawa

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Spirits in Shikoku.

More than 1000-year old shrine...

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Iya Valley | Tokushima

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Into the mists.

Where a seemingly lost Japan can be found...