This small traditional mountain town is a favourite amongst Japanese and Western visitors alike. Lacquerware and other handmade gifts are sold in traditional wooden buildings and the streets throng with people, but there are opportunities to get away from the crowds on a scenic temple walk around the perimeter of the town and cycle rides to see the mountain vistas beyond. It is most scenic in autumn and winter but also provides relief from the summer heat, and cherry blossom for visitors arriving towards the end of the spring season.
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