Vignettes of Japan #14: Countryside living

Once in a blue moon, I would select my next travel destination because of an unusual or exceptional lodging in the area. This has brought me to places that I had not heard of before; the mountainous village of Higashi-Yoshino 東吉野村 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture is one example. I was looking for a place to stay…

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If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient; if you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.

JOHN ASSARAF