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Unexplored places in Turkey.

  1.Bursa Bursa, Turkey’s fourth-largest city, is located in Anatolia at the foot of Mount Uludag, which is shrouded in mystery and legends. Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1326 to 1363. It is a large city in northwest Turkey, lying in the foothills of roughly 2,500m-high Mount Uludag near the Sea of Marmara. The city is known for its mosques and historical sites from the early Ottoman Empire. It's nicknamed "Yeşil Bursa" (Green Bursa), owing to its many parks and trees, as well as its dramatic mountain backdrop.  Bursa is famous for its silk market and gorgeous silk products. Add to this the Green Mosque, the origin of Turkey’s shadow theater, the original Iskender Kebab, and plenty of parks and green spaces which also gave Bursa the name Green Bursa, and you’ll see why this is one of my favorite places in Turkey to visit, and why you should go, too. 2.Amasya Amasya  is one of the provinces in Central Anatolia of Turkey which is distinct both with

6 Hidden places in Japan | What you may not know.

1. Yakushima

The most convenient way to get around Yakushima is by rental car. Rental companies are located at Miyanoura Port and at the airport. Additionally, a car is the only way to access some of the trailheads and to circle the entire island since the narrow road along the western coast cannot be traversed by bus.

2. Kyushu Island

Kyushu is an island found south west of the larger island of Honshu and Japan’s third-largest island is internationally famous for its porky ramen, rejuvenating hot springs, dramatic mountains, peaceful beaches and outgoing people. Kyushu benefits from centuries of civilization and has historic treasures, modern cities and natural beauty. While the startup hub of Fukuoka bubbles with international attention, the volcanic terrain to the south continues to rumble and smoke. The seismic activity has created a craggy wonderland of eight steaming hot spring areas, known collectively as Beppu Onsen, as well as soaring peaks to hike, such as Mt. Karakuni in the Kirishima mountain range. Offering a taste of both cutting-edge modernity and slow-paced living, Japan's southern island is best explored at a leisurely pace. Head south to relax on an island bursting with spectacular nature, culture and cuisine.

3. Kurashiki

This townscape, known for the characteristically Japanese white walls of its residences and the willow trees lining the banks of the Kurashiki River, has earned recognition as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Kurashiki prospered in the 1600s as an integral destination for the transportation of goods, and the area continues to offer a historically attractive atmosphere of a calm and harmonious life.
Including the Ohara Museum of Art and its collection of international masterpieces; the red-bricked Kurashiki Ivy Square, a reproduction of the textile factory once representative of Kurashiki, built on the site of the former factory; the Kurashiki Museum of Folkcraft, boasting a collection with some 700 handicrafts; and the Kurashiki Archeological Museum—Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter offers visitors a taste of Western influence harmonized with Japanese style.
A particularly popular destination for tourists is the “Traditional Boat Tour of Kurashiki Canal.” This boat tour offers visitors a chance to admire the town’s white walls from a small boat along the Kurashiki River that flows through the center of town. 
As night falls and the streets light up, a calmer presence sets in for a somewhat different experience than the daytime. Many of the old machiya (traditional townhouse) have also been rebuilt with modern appeal as lodges and guest houses, giving visitors the option to spend the night in the Bikan Historical Quarter and explore the streets at their own pace.

4. Takamastu

Takamatsu is the prefectural capital of Kagawa, and,  located on the island's north coast. With the completion of the Seto Ohashi road and rail bridge in 1988, Takamatsu became Shikoku Island's gateway to Japan's main island of Honshu. Takamatsu has a number of interesting temples  in or around it, and some decent restaurants and bars and lively shopping and entertainment areas in its famous covered arcades.

Ritsurin Park, created by the Matsudaira clan that controlled the castle town of Takamatsu during the Edo Period, is the city's most famous attraction.

Takamatsu's main attraction and remains one of the country's most appealing and largest strolling gardens . Begun in the early 17th century by Ikoma Takatoshi, the garden was added to and expanded until 1745.

The picturesque and tranquil garden is divided into North and South sections and stretches around a series of ponds, with delicate bridges, teahouses and viewing hills dotting the carefully sculptured landscape.

5. Wakayama

Wakayama offers the natural and spiritual sides of Japan with the ancient temple complex of Koyasan, the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and a picturesque coastline.
Wakayama Prefecture is located south of Osaka in the Kansai Region. Prefectural capital is Wakayama City. The prefecture's best known tourist attraction is Mount Koya (Koyasan), the headquarters of Shingon Buddhism and the best place to experience an overnight stay at a temple.
The Kii Peninsula area is recognized for its lush forests and ancient pilgrimage routes. known as the Kumano Kodo, an ancient network of trails and shrines trace across the peninsula and have attracted pilgrims from as far as Kyoto and Osaka for over 1,000 years. Here Mt Koya is the main attraction and headquarter of shingon Buddhism.

6. Matsumoto

Matsumoto is a cheerful getaway destination nestled in the Nagano Prefecture of Central Japan. Amble into a historic city set against a backdrop of towering, snow-capped Japanese Alps! Overlooked by the marvelous Matsumoto Castle, the city prides on its heritage and culture. The pretty street of Nakamachi, characterized by old merchant warehouses replete with quaint cafes, shops, and galleries, still hold Japan’s yesteryear charm. Matsumoto boasts exquisite collections of art and craftwork, including traditional woodblock prints at the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and contemporary artwork at the Matsumoto City Museum of Art. Fed by the fresh clean waters of the Alps, this is your chance to discover the fertile heart of Japan’s wasabi production. Just outside the main city, sample an eclectic range of wasabi-infused treats at a wasabi farm, or spend tranquil afternoons walking in picturesque apple orchards. The wellness and adventure enthusiast in you will be delighted at the several hiking trails, ski resorts, and onsens dotting the city’s periphery.
Matsumoto Castle is one of four castles listed as National Treasures of Japan known colloquially as the "Black Crow" this must-see structure is actually Japan's oldest wooden castle. Matsumoto is a wonderful town for art and culture lovers.


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