The Arcadia of the East

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February 25, 2020


Deep in the heart of Japan, in the southern part of Yamagata lies Nagai, Nanyo, Shirataka and Iide.
A tale of two cities and two towns, where springs flow and the seasons bless the lands with flowers. There lives a living culture and tradition, blessed by nature.
19th Century traveler Isabella Bird once referred to this area the ‘Arcadia of the east’

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