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1. This city was a former castle town and has now rebuilt itself into the cultural and economic center of western Honshu. It contains the Peace Memorial Park that has the eternal Peace Flame which is to never be extinguished until all nuclear weapons are dismantled.
2. This is Japan's fourth largest city and was an old castle town. It is located at the center of the porcelain, lacquer, and cloisonne industries and is in the Aichi Prefecture.
3. This place is a prefectural seat and fourth largest city on the island of Kyushu. Some attractions here are the Sofukuji Temple, Oura Catholic Church, and Glover Mansion and also serves as the setting for Puccini's opera, "Madame Butterfly".
4. The aerial gateway to Hokkaido Island, this city has checkerboard-like streets and is where the Odori-Koen Promenade is, which is the site of the annual Snow Festival. The Clock Tower Building and Jozankei Spa are also in this city, with Lake Shikotsu only an hour away.
5. A 30-minute train ride from Tokyo, this city was one of the first in Japan to allow foreign visitors in during the Meiji Restoration. It is a busy port city and includes a famous China Town and the Sankei-en Garden.
6. This city is the largest city in the Hokuriku region of Honshu and was originally a castle town during the feudal ages. The Noh drama is said to be at its purest form in this city, which has one of Japan's most beautifully landscaped gardens, the Kenrokuen Park.
7. An old capital of Japan, this city is near Kyoto and attracts visitors with its Deer Park as well as the Buddhist Kofukuji Temple which dates back to 710 AD. However, the biggest ancient attraction here is the Todaji Temple, which holds the Great Buddha which was created in the 8th century and weighs 452 tons.
8. This is Japan's third-largest city and is where its famous namesake castle, once one of Japan's largest, has been located since 1586. The city is at the mouth of the Yodo River and is one of Japan's commercial and industrial hubs.
9. This hilly city is full of winding paths up and down Rokko foothills located in the backdrops. The city is famous for its Port and Port Tower, as well as the Ikuta Shrine, Kitanocho area, and the City Museum, all of which survived the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.
10. Which of these cities is not located on Japan's biggest island, Honshu?
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