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A cook explaining the importance of dashi

Dashi - at the heart of Japanese cooking

Chef Araki Shigeo, from Uosaburo restaurant, talking about Dashi, a key flavoring agent in Japanese cuisine.
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Yamabushi monk blowing horagai conch shell

Yamabushi Ascetic Monk

In this video, we interviewed Ueno-San, a Yamabushi ascetic monk, who explains what it really means to be a Yamabushi.
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Oku Japan explains what to bring for your trip

What to wear on the trail

Oku Japan's Matt talks about what to wear on the trail in Japan.
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Oku Japan team member explaining train tickets

Train tickets

Andy from Oku Japan explains how to use Japanese train tickets
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Stone path on the Nakasendo Trail

The Nakasendo Trail - an introduction

An introduction to the historical Nakasendo Trail.
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Hiking the Kumano Kodo

The Kumano Kodo - On The Trail

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route on the trail day-by-day
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Rural Kumano region

The Kumano Kodo - an introduction

An introduction to the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route.
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Two pilgrims sitting together

Temples and Trails of Shikoku

Shikoku is home to one of the world's best known pilgrimage routes - the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage trail, with a history that stretches back 1200 years.
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Man walking down hallway in yukata

Staying at a Japanese inn

Andy from Oku Japan shows what to expect when staying at a traditional Japanese Minshuku or Ryokan.
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Straw hats and walking sticks used by pilgrims

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Self-Guided - An Introduction

Shikoku 88 Temple self-guided walking tour: one of the world's most iconic hiking journeys.
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