Japan is well-known for its excellent public transportation system, but something I’ve been realizing recently is that if you want to see the really beautiful parts of the country, you need a car. Every time I head out into the Nara countryside, I’m amazed at how beautiful the old houses and countryside are. These houses are all in and around the city of Gojo.
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Long-time resident in Japan (since 1993) but originally from Canada. Has written guidebook chapters, magazine articles, tons of blog entries and even a book about less-known aspects of Japan. In his free time, he loves photography, cycling, and exploring interesting and obscure places around the Kansai area.
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Some great pictures of the countryside there. You are so right about a car!! Living in the city is cool and you can get around fine on the train or a bike but you really do need a car to actually get out and explore the wonderful country of Japan.
There are often bicycles for rent near stations in tourist centers like Nara. The local tourist office may be able to help.
These are beautiful images. When I lived in Japan I used to go to Nara on day trips, but I didn’t have a car so I was stricted to the city of Nara itself. I thought that had some beautiful buildings though
super houses and super pictures. thank you good job.