Uncover Japan’s Rural Lifestyle with Us!

Are you captivated by the allure of Japan’s inaka (countryside), but feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there? Or perhaps you’re just beginning to explore the idea of rural life and aren’t sure where to start. Whatever your situation, the A&I Lifestyle Newsletter is here to guide you.

Each month, our Newsletter subscribers receive a comprehensive  excursions are deliver a comprehensive report  digital format. As a subscriber, you’ll receive a rich array of content that allows you to experience the wonders and charm of Japan’s countryside from wherever you are in the world!

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Inaka Exploration

Life in the countryside is vastly different from the urban rush. The A&I Lifestyle Newsletter offers you a curated collection of stories, insights, and opportunities for first-hand insights into rural Japan, without leaving your home.

  • Guides and personal experiences from the inaka
  • Exclusive updates on rural events and happenings
  • Interviews with rural residents and enthusiasts
  • Sustainable living tips and rural lifestyle inspiration
  • And much more!


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Discover New Horizons

Venture beyond the urban jungle and into the crisp, clean lifestyles found in the Japanese inaka, all from the comfort of your own home. With our A&I Lifestyle Newsletter, we aim to broaden your horizons and introduce you to a side of Japan that often remains unseen by the urban populace.

Through our detailed stories and expertly curated content, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery that encompasses not just the physical elements of the inaka, but also the intangible qualities that make countryside life so enriching


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The Experience

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Free Subscription: A Taste of the Inaka

The Free Subscription offers a taste of what the A&I Lifestyle Newsletter has in store:

  • A&I Updates: Stay in the loop with regular updates about A&I and our ongoing activities. You’ll be among the first to know about our initiatives, events, and milestones.
  • Rural Japan Insights: Gain access to curated content about the akiya market, rural Japan trends, and general developments. Keep abreast of the changing landscape of Japan’s inaka.
  • Musical Interlude: Set the mood for your virtual inaka journey with our curated Spotify playlist, featuring tunes that embody the spirit of rural Japan.
  • Surprise Content: And because we like to keep things exciting, you’ll also receive other content that we think you’ll enjoy – from photo essays and personal narratives to tips and hacks for rural living.

The Free Subscription is an excellent starting point for those curious about what the Japanese countryside has to offer.

Paid Subscription: The Full Inaka Experience

For those ready to dive deeper, our Paid Subscription ($10/month) offers a more immersive and detailed exploration:

  • Akiya Spotlight: Each month, we’ll spotlight a single abandoned property in Japan. You’ll receive an in-depth report on the property, complete with details about its history, potential, and surroundings.
  • Customized Itinerary: Get a curated travel itinerary featuring accommodations, restaurants, and experiences near the featured akiya. We personally investigate and handpick these suggestions to ensure you get a comprehensive understanding of the property’s environment and community.
  • Community Insights: Benefit from our on-the-ground research and get to know the local community. Understand the lifestyle, culture, and opportunities each location offers before making a move.
  • Experiential Evaluation: Our approach offers you the chance to not just see an akiya, but truly experience the lifestyle it offers. Please note, actual access to the akiya is an additional service.

The Paid Subscription is designed for those looking to dig deeper into the world of Akiya & Inaka, but perhaps not yet ready to commit serious money to a project.

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