The Other Japan


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 ( 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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