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Rural Japan

Japan is a land of wonders and beauty. Whenever and wherever you go, you will find unparalleled pristine nature.

Japan has many stunning places worth visiting every season, from the tallest mountains and hidden valleys to remote islands.

Dotted across the country are countless small traditional villages, ancient temples, hidden shrines, mighty castles, and cozy onsen resorts. The Land of the Rising Sun awaits you.

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These represent just a fraction of experiences you can have in rural Japan.

We wholeheartedly recommend you spend some time wandering across Japan’s countryside. There is so much to see and experience there.

If you are into hiking, there are many beautiful and culturally essential mountains and trails for you. If you like history and culture, you can visit many unforgettable ancient places that are perfectly in sync with the nature around them. You often feel like you stepped into a fairy tale while exploring rural Japan.

The countryside is also the best place to relax from the rush of sightseeing. A visit to an onsen can quickly invigorate you, while a traditional dinner helps you regain strength.

If you want to experience this for a longer time and stay in the countryside for a few days, a ryokan would be ideal. It is one of the best ways to get in touch with Japanese culture.

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