The Other Japan

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FIELD DAY Japan's tours reveal the country's scenic delights

Sometimes, a walk through rural Japan may include almost as many encounters with vending machines and power lines as a stroll through central Tokyo. Unsullied landscape is rare, and few urban Japanese, let alone foreigners, would know where to find it. That's where Walk Japan (walkjapan.com) steps in.

Founded by an English professor of public policy and a Canadian professor of Japanese — both with decades of experience in Japan — Walk Japan specializes in guided hikes through the country's [an error occurred while processing this directive] remaining pristine wilderness. The company's newest tour is the seven-day, six-night Kunisaki...

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