Hot Springs and Cold Slopes in Tajima, Japan

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About two and a half hours from Kyoto or five hours from Tokyo by train, Tajima Province in the northern Hyogo Prefecture may be off the beaten path—but it’s a path worth taking. Traditional Japanese hot springs pepper the countryside, as do serene mountain villages, snow-covered mountains, and verdant rolling hills. With a coastline on both sides, Hyogo Prefecture all but guarantees incredible seafood though it’s equally renowned for its local beef. Here’s how to sample the best of the region.

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