Mountaintop view from Mt. Hijiri in Nagano prefecture, JapanAkiya & Inaka
Swimming in the Kuro RiverAkiya & Inaka

Nikko & The Earth Hostel

Akiya Hunter Matt goes to Nikko in Tochigi prefecture to explore the corporate-retreat-turned-hostel ex-akiya Earth Hostel!
New house build in FujinoAkiya & Inaka

Fujino & The Future-proof Farms

Akiya Hunter Matt Ketchum goes deep into the woods of Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture to visit a farm built from akiya & hard work.
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Shizuoka & Thoreau-ly Appealing Cabins

Take a trip with us metalheads down to Shizuoka to explore a woodland cabin and enjoy the charbroiled flavors of Yugawara barbecue!
Tono trailerAkiya & Inaka
Geisha gardenAkiya & Inaka 2020

Gokurakuji & The Corona Geisha

Join Akiya Hunter Matt in a trip down to Kamakura, where he explores geisha culture and stays the night at Geisha house Tsuki no Kage Tei!
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Jomyoji & The Serendipitous Encounter

Matt & Parker headed down to Jomyoji to check out a local artist's homestead, and ended up finding much more. Coincidences about in inaka!
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Yugawara & The Repurposed Ryokan

Ryokan are Japan's traditional inns, and frequently feature hot springs. But Kris down in Yugawara is taking his ryokan in a different direction