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    Default Places actually worth visiting while you are in Japan

    Just like the other thread I made recently, I thought it would be cool if we could recommend some places for new people to visit in Japan that might not be so well known.

    I'll start with the hiking trail in Nagano along the old postal road between Kyoto and Edo, called the 中山道(nakasendou).

    Kiso Valley Travel: Magome-Tsumago Trail

    Kiso Valley – Hiking the Nakasendo | Okonomiyaki

    Nice place to go if you're fairly new to Japan; the 民宿(minshuku - inns) are pretty affordable, very foreigner friendly and in the places we went the food was good quality. It's not completely off the beaten path but it feels quite old-fashioned rustic and the trail itself is pretty relaxing and scenic.

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    Shibuya,
    Kusatsu, Gunma. (onsen)
    Myoko, Niigata (skiing)
    Himeji-jo
    Osaka,
    Kyoto,
    Kumamoto
    Kanazawa
    Sapporo
    Aomori
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    Shibuya,
    Kusatsu, Gunma. (onsen)
    Myoko, Niigata (skiing)
    Himeji-jo
    Osaka,
    Kyoto,
    Kumamoto
    Kanazawa
    Sapporo
    Aomori
    Was hoping for at least a little explanation or detail and less obvious suggestions...

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    Was hoping for at least a little explanation or detail and less obvious suggestions...
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    Ini, care to explain?

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    Aomori isn't obvious. In fact I've been there and I still have no idea why anyone would recommend it.

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    That is by far the nicest Hub I have ever seen
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    Yeah, usually they're crammed full of sweaty gaijin.
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    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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    Shibuya = it's Tokyo, it's famous and its iconic to the city. Sure you can visit other places in Tokyo, but nothing beats walking around a place that you've seen in all those movies. Plus, it is fun to people watch and see the beautiful dance of a billion people and no one interacting with each other.
    Kusatsu, Gunma. (onsen) Onsen are great. But I havn't been to a better onsen than this one. I recommend you go during the winter. There is something primal about sitting in a hot spring that smells of rotten eggs and snow falling all around you. Also, if you have bad skin. One trip to Kusatsu can fix that shit.
    Myoko, Niigata (skiing) They usually have pretty good packages and are group friendly. Of course there are better skiing places, and better places But for an overall ski experience Myoko is pretty great. Also, you can get Ramen halfway down the mountain. NOW THAT IS STYLE
    Himeji-jo - World herritage bla bla bla. OR one of the prettiest castles and examples of Japanese culture. Who gives a shit about world herritage, its pretty!
    Osaka... no explanation needed. Its the big O
    Kyoto... do you like Japanese culture? no? too bad, everyone should go to Kyoto.
    Kumamoto. Another castle like himeji, if going north is too far and hard, i recommend kumamoto
    Kanazawa. It's kinda like Kyoto, just with less people and more boring. Off the beaten path
    Sapporo. Snow festival, or just go for food
    Aomori, nature bitches... enjoy that shit.
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    I have yet to hear a convincing reason why I'm supposed to like Osaka.

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    its tokyo for chavs and JETs are all scum - a marriage made in heaven
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