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Soba 101: its Many Varieties and Where to Eat them
Over the years there have been numerous studies and diets claiming that certain foods can extend your life. I’d say to look no further than Nagano, considering that its men and women have the highest life expectancy in all of Japan.
From Buddhist Souvenirs to Eclectic Antiques, and with All Kinds of Eateries In-between, Zenkoji Temple’s Naka-mise is a Shopper’s Paradise.
Kiso Fukushima: Your Base Camp in the Kiso Valley
One of the most important checkpoints of the Nakasendo is now Kiso's largest town. Thanks to its central location, it's the perfect hub for visiting the Kiso Valley.