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Reunion At Secret Onsen

Cool friends, Hot baths, and Delicious sake There’s something special/sweet about meeting up with old friends in a foreign land. It’s like getting lost and then getting found. It kinda feels like we’ve gone home. We were en route to meet a group of ultra-running friends who had just […]

The Hidden Villages

Into the Mountains, In Search of the Hidden Villages  They are not so hidden now, being conferred UNESCO World Heritage Site status since 1995. But many hundred years ago, deep in these mountains, the residents of Shirakawa, Suganuma and Ainokura led very carefree lives. They built their Gassho […]