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La Dolce Vita at Nikko: a beautiful blend of Western and Japanese architecture

Once upon a time, Lake Chuzenji in Tochigi Prefecture was a fashionable summer resort for foreign diplomats in Japan. In 1928, the Italian ambassador to Japan commissioned this lovely villa, which is now open to the public. I visited last … Continue reading

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