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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 annual sumo tournament in July or Chunichi Dragons baseball games.
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 capture ayu (sweetfish), but rings around the birds' necks prevent them from swallowing their catch, which is taken by fishermen.
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