Have you heard the word" Diamond Route Japan" yet?
Diamond route is a tour route going around three prefectures(Tochigi, Ibaraki and Fukusima ) that starts and finishes in Tokyo .
Last October , I acted as the tour guide of 11 guests from the Philippines for four days.
On the first day ,we left Tokyo for Nikko by cherterd bus. Then we visited Tamozawa Imperial Villa and Nikko Tosho-gu shrine.
On the Second day, after visiting Deko doll house, Koriyama city, Fukushima, we enjoyed watching the lantern festival in Nihonmatsu city. We went to Dake hot springs and relaxed afer that.
On the third day, we moved to Aizu-Wakamatsu and appreciated the samurai culture of Edo period.
On the final day, after big sandwich lunch in Iwaki city, we moved to the ultimate destination, Hitachi Seaside park, Ibaraki to see the lovely Kochias.
These areas I introduced this time might be little known to those who are planing to visit Japan.
But, I think that surely you can taste a plain Japan if you take a trip to the diamond route. Locals are very friendly.
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