you’ll see this is not simply
the Japanese countryside
this is long-ago Japan.
TIME TRAVEL POINT#1
The post-town time left behind:
While its surroundings are becoming increasingly touristic, Otsumago has preserved the image of a townscape from long ago, unchanged due to its remote location.
The scenery along the trail follows a mountain stream. Vestiges of the old rural lifestyle allow you to savour the marvellous feeling of having slipped back in time.
TIME TRAVEL POINT#2
Japanese country food.
Enjoy your meal with peace of mind, knowing it was grown carefully by your host, using ancient and natural methods of production.
TIME TRAVEL POINT#3
In a room without a television or clock
forget the ‘now’ for a moment
When you lie on your futon and close your eyes, all you will hear is the sound of a mountain stream in the distance.
If only for a moment, forget the ‘now’ and rest yourself fully.