Jo Kanda

Hello from Nagahama! I’m Jo, your friendly guide, passionate photographer, and explorer of rural Japan. With a background in art, I have a deep fascination for the natural surroundings, intricate architectural details of “kominka,” and the unique culture that sets Nagahama apart from its neighboring city, Kyoto. In fact, I was so captivated by the area’s charm that I decided to move here from Tokyo several years ago.

Join me on a journey of discovery as we unveil the authentic essence of Japan beyond the bustling tourist crowds. Nagahama offers serene landscapes, including the biggest lake in Japan, a rich historical tapestry, and warm local hospitality, providing an opportunity to experience the authentic charm of Japan. Together, we’ll explore this enchanting destination, immersing ourselves in its hidden treasures and creating unforgettable memories. Can’t wait to meet you!

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