Driving home to a familiar scene

I‘ve always loved rural Japan and prefer it to the big bustling city of Tokyo. On our drive back home to my husband’s hometown, we are greeted by the familiar green fields, lush mountain, blue skies and fluffy clouds.

drive to inaka

The smell of fresh air is inviting, especially for someone who’s been living in arid, humid (during summer) and dusty (during sandstorms) desert land. She rolls down the car window and breathes in all the fresh air and maybe save some to take home?

fresh air pristine

It’s autumn in Japan right now so the weather is good and the air is crisp. I’ve expected to see the colorful foliage in the mountains but we were too early. The leaves were still green but beautiful otherwise.

inaka fields 1

Rice harvest time has just finished in the hubs’ hometown. Everyone is busy drying the rice stalks under the sun, meticulously following the weather. The air smells sweet and I never get tired of looking at the country side.

inaka fields 2


    1. YES. In Japan, we drive on the left, just like in the UK. 🙂

      Here in Dubai, we drive in the right just like in the US so everytime we shuttle back and forth Dubai-Japan, we are always disorriented on the first few days and end up driving on the wrong side of the road. Scary!



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