The pristine Japanese island that tourists haven't ruined

The pristine Japanese island that tourists haven't ruined

Japan, we find exactly what we’ve been looking for. My two children and I are standing on a rock at the top of a forest track 3,400ft above sea level and, even though it’s just after lunchtime on a Thursday, there is nobody else in sight.

In fact, in the entire unblemished panorama that stretches before us – distant peaks, a sea of trees, a meandering river – there is not a single visible sign of human intervention. This is the Japan of a thousand woodblock prints; to locate it in reality takes some seeking.

We had begun our trip in Osaka where, on our first morning, we’d looked down from a glass-walled corner suite high in Namba’s Fraser Residence on the cars and crowds making their way through...

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