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Yamabushi Trail Tour

Challenge the ancient paths of Izu Peninsula on your mountain bike!

Matsuzaki-cho, Shizuoka-ken
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Itokawa Guest House

A friendly, inexpensive and convenient place to stay in Matsuzaki, Shizuoka on the Izu Peninsula, just a short jump and a hop from Tokyo.

Kuwaya

Locally grown Kuwa leaves from insecticide-free groves of white mulberry trees.

Matsuzaki-cho, Kamo-gun
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26 April 2022
Health
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Japanese History
Between the 3rd and 7th century AD, thousands of earth mound tombs (Kofun 古墳) were constructed as tombs for leaders ranging from local areas to those that are considered to be the burial sites of the first emperors of Japan. They are scattered throug...
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Japanese History
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