Japanese traditional rural thatched house. From the book Japan Country Living: Spirit, Tradition, Style by Amy Sylvester Katoh, photographs by Shin Kimura, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, 1993. Kimura's work has also appeared in Met Home and Paris Vogue.
HOW TO TRAVEL TO JAPAN ON A TIGHT BUDGET - While Japan isn’t cheap per say – especially if you compare it to countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam – it certainly can be done on a tight budget. We found Japan to be quite affordable and cheaper than London or even England. Here is a summary of what we spent and some advice on how to save money when travelling to Japan. - www.beautifullytravelled,com