It sure isn't Tokyo, but the Japanese countryside has a lot to offer.
Keep Manhattan, Just Give Me That Countryside
My in-laws are farmers and live in the countryside, so I am there often. It may not be the big city, but there is a lot to enjoy there. Fresh air, quiet, lots of space. I enjoy it far more than Tokyo or other big places, to be honest.
I suppose many people might have an image of the Japanese countryside as being nothing but rice paddies. There are plenty of rice paddies, true, but also ample lots plowed for other crops.
A newcomer to the countryside, at least in the time I've been in the country, are the solar panels you see can see on the left side of the photo. Some farmers have covered most of their land with them. With low profits from farming, it could well be that they make more money from collecting solar power and selling it back to the power company.
Farming Living Is the Life for Me
I grabbed this photo on one of my photo walks exploring the countryside. I thought the view gave a nice mixture of many things. In addition to the field and solar panels, there is also a relatively traditional house in the background with a factory behind it, all common things to see in the Japanese countryside these days.
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