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I heard this piece today by author Alex Kerr about Iya Valley.



I wanted to share it, but also ask what innovative practices have you seen to help these villages buck the trend of depopulation?

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Thank you for sharing KAIR....and also the town's English website.

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We have the Sosa Project in our city. It's not really orientated towards tourism but more aimed towards helping people move from the city to the countryside. They do some good work and have various events through the year.

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Zasso Nouka wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:38 pm
We have the Sosa Project in our city. It's not really orientated towards tourism but more aimed towards helping people move from the city to the countryside. They do some good work and have various events through the year.
That's pretty much what we used to move to the countryside, very helpful overall.
First attending a seminar event thing and getting loads of info from the various areas in Fukushima, after that we did some 2 day tours and work experience seeing what the different areas were like. It's a great way to meet the locals and get an overall feel for your potential future home.
They also helped us find our accommodation/farm which was a huge help.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

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There are quite a few rural tourism aka Inaka Kurashi short trial type things for local Japanese.
And then theres the pukka tourist thing for the incoming foreign tourist.

I shall list a few of both most are Kansai centric.. just because I am too lol.

https://authentic-visit.jp/
and their Youtube channel which looks woefully out of date
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1xMIl ... shelf_id=0

Various rural/agricultural touristy things in the Kinki area
https://www.maff.go.jp/kinki/seisaku/ki ... cat02.html

Not touristy but more for experiencing Inaka Kurashi without taking a headlong dive into it

https://www.furusato-web.jp/lifestyle/try-living/

https://www.wakayamagurashi.jp/life/short-stay

https://concierge.kyoto-iju.com/event/otameshiiju

I could go on forever lol but I won't.

Last mention which of course everybody knows is WWOOFing..