An interesting place to stay is Takyo Abeke, a 230-year-old samurai residency turned into an inn. Every night, rice is cooked in traditional wood burning stoves and everybody surrounds a table to have a family-style meal. The owner of this inn believes that by incorporating tradition into the modern way of life, a better quality and more sustainable life can be achieved. The meals are made by a chef who carefully chooses local and seasonal ingredients, and the rooms change styles depending on the season as well. This inn is a breather than the typical business hotel in the city, where the slow pace, good local food and good company comprise a unique experience one will never forget.
If one is looking for a new way to see Japan, Omori is a place to experience something nostalgic but novel at the same time. Teeming with tradition and culture, the countryside is a new frontier for people who have been to big cities and typical tourist spots. With the hustle and bustle in the world today, slow-paced living may be the break we all need.
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