In Japan, novelty cafes are popular and constantly opening up because of the diverse nature of consumer demand. These include cafes where you can watch cats and rabbits, or where you can enjoy rakugo storytelling or model railways.
Beyond Tokyo: Hiking Japan’s Historic Villages and Lush Farmlands
While many people think of Japan as the crowded, urban metropolises of Tokyo and Osaka, just a few hours beyond these cities are verdant farmlands filled with fields of rice, fruits, and vegetables. I hiked a historic path through these farmlands, discovering a hidden Japan of small villages populated with friendly folks.