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Hello! My name is Max, I’m from Sweden, but more than anything else, I’m a proud lover of Japan and I’ve been a dedicated fan for over 20 years. Right now I live in a small mountain village located in the south parts of Japan, only a stone’s throw away from Japan’s largest active volcano, Mt. Aso. Here I work locally to promote responsible tourism that helps to preserve local culture, spend time with my cat, grow vegetables, and explore the stunning mountain nature. Jump in, follow me on my adventures, and get a peek into the unknown parts of Japan!
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Heavy rain batters against the car drowning out the faint sound of storm warnings on the radio as we pull up to Ryokan Aya no Sho (彩の庄). A sliver of nervousness grasps us as we imagine the entire inn being swept away by the wet forces of nature. As we step out of our car,Continue reading “Aya no Sho, a Seamless Blend of East and West.”
After my last stay at Ryokan Sanga, I got the opportunity to continue my hometown travels in exchange for documenting my experiences in English! My first stop is Ryokan Fujimoto! Ryokan Fujimoto turned out to be a fantastic experience that far surpassed my expectations with its homely but still refined take on luxury. Come alongContinue reading “Ryokan Fujimoto, Homely luxury at its best!”
Hello. friends! I’m back for more and this time I will introduce a location that holds a special place in my heart. So, where might this be? Let me tell you! This is Sanga Ryokan in Kurokawa Onsen! In order to recuperate after Covid-19, many of the onsen establishments in my town offer special dealsContinue reading “Healing for the mind, body and soul! Ryokan Sanga in Kurokawa Onsen.”
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Minamioguni’s self-proclaimed idol Kaji-chan and I on adventures in rural Japan. Some sillines, some flare, but more than anything, a whole lot of awesome Japanese culture. Check out and follow us on our Journey!
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