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Top Reasons to Go
The shrines: The Grand Shrines of Ise, rebuilt every two decades for the last 1,500 years, are the most sacred in Japan.
Shopping: Nagoya's Noritake is one of the world's largest porcelain makers. Seto, Tajimi, and Tokoname produce ceramics, Arimatsu tie-dyed fabrics, Gifu paper lanterns and umbrellas, and Seki samurai swords.
Japan at work and play: Tour the factories of Toyota and Noritake. See the sumo tournament in July, watch a Chunichi Dragons baseball game or take in a Grampus soccer match.
Relive Japan's modernization: Meiji-mura holds more than 60 original Meiji-era buildings (1868–1912)—including the foyer of Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel—that were reconstructed here.
Eat fish from the bird's mouth: In ukai cormorants snatch ayu (sweetfish) from the water, but rings around the birds' necks prevent them from swallowing their catch, which is taken by fishermen.
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