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— by Anthea Gerrie: It’s Japan, but not as we have come to think of it. This is not the fast-moving land of neon-lit skyscraper cities where hundreds line up to cross the road at a single intersection but the old country of the shoguns, ringed with misty mountains where life moves slowly tracing ancient traditions.

And the less-visited region of Setouchi has not only been brought closer by a new British Airways route linking London direct with Osaka, but has extra temptations for art and culture lovers this year…

Image ©Hiroshima Prefecture/©JNTO

July 7, 2019