Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding the magic of Japan’s rural districts, their inhabitants, nature, culture and food. We travel to various prefectures and ride bicycles. Traveling via bicycle allows us a clean and healthy way to explore Japan’s rural areas.

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Akita located in Northern Japan is filled with green trees and mountain vegetables. Lumber is plenty: pine trees being used for building and maple trees to make baskets. Occasionally, rising from the fresh air the howl of an Akita Dog can be heard.

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