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Reasons to Live and Work in the Japanese Countryside and Small Towns

by Zoria Petkoska Even the hardcore city-lovers have days when the urban jungle is suffocating, overwhelming, energy-draining enemy. It makes a lot of us think about ditching city life for more comfort, but ultimately we are scared of the unknown. And the city is our playground and we play well on most days. Photo by…

Treat yourself with a Relaxing Countryside Getaway to Rejuvenate in Hyogo!

Self-care is important in many ways and is a great way to help people recover from the stresses and the fatigue from being overworked. It is all about caring for the body and mind in a relaxing way to increase productivity and happiness. So, if you’re feeling stressed, why not take some time out from…

Visit the Enchanting World Heritage Shirakawa-Village this Winter!

The prefecture of Gifu in central Honshu offers a lot of enchanting places that one must include in his or her itinerary when planning to visit Japan. One of the must-visit places in Gifu is the village of Shirakawa. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go is indeed beautiful in all seasons. Although,…

Exploring The Small Town Japan

While most visitors tend to focus on the Big 3 (Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto), Japan is full of a variety of other types of places. Many times, some of the most interesting places won’t be found in guidebooks or be recommended by Japanese friends. There are many advantages to exploring the Japan that exists outside…