More Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is the blog of a guy living in a tiny hamlet called Shimonohara in Shimane Prefecture. No matter how much of a cityslicker you are, his photos will have you yearning for the country life.
There are also lots of good architectural photos, and pictures of his amazing collection of Japanese masks that he makes himself. Check out the blog at http://ojisanjake.blogspot.com
Here are a couple of samples of his photos: