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Explore: Takaoka – City of Metalworking and Prewar Buildings

“I’d like to visit a city famed for its manufacturing.” That very thought was what made the name Takaoka pop up in my head. Having prospered as a metalworking centre for four centuries, Takaoka is the perfect destination for “craft tourism”. This article presents the city’s charms from my own perspective and through three distinct themes.

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