FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
This small farming town in the mountains south of Matsuyama was a major producer of Japanese paper and wax until the early 20th century. Now, it’s a peaceful mountain town of old merchant houses, candle and umbrella workshops, and an impressive turn-of-the-20th-century Kabuki theater. Mid-century, it also became famous as the hometown of novelist Oe Kenzaburo, the second Japanese writer to win
the Nobel Prize in literature.
In the Iya Valley, mountain villages cling to the side of improbably steep hills while turquoise rivers rush through the ravines below. This...
Kochi has earned a reputation for being different. The locals are rough-talking, boisterous, and social, and their spirited city has an attitude...