Hotaka: A Country Town


The sun shines brightly from above, showcasing the horizon in all its glory. 


I am standing amongst paddy fields in the charming town of Hotaka, where the Japan Alps provide a backdrop to everyone's existence.  The quiet, unassuming lifestyle here contrasts sharply with the advertising and jingles pervasive in the cities.  It is a refreshing change, and the air certainly smells better. 


If I had to live someplace in Japan, this would be it.






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