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Togakushi: Soba, Ninjas and Shrines

As with any pilgrimage, it is often the journey that is just as, if not more important than the destination. In the magnificent tree-lined path leading to the innermost sanctuary of one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines, there is time … Continue reading

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Living in harmony with soba

The small, nondescript building set deep in the snow, a bit off the road, could easily be overlooked. But stop and take a closer look. The name: Tori Hana Yuki, loosely translated as “bird, flower, snow” gives a hint of … Continue reading

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