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Laid back beach life on an island… in Japan. Really?

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Miyako Island, Japan. Photo: flickr member headpipe

There are some images that – at first sight – just don’t seem to match our pre-conceived notion of country. An idyllic island life that has near-perfect mediterranean weather in… Japan? Well, the beauty of travel (with a big help from the internet) is to see sights from around the world through which we learn to appreciate all corners of the globe. All travel destinations whether they make sense to our minds or not. Just like Japan, it’s not about the bright neon-lights of downtown Tokyo, or hi tech gadgets and bullet trains, or serene Temples with Mount Fuji as a backdrop. Miyako Island, is one such unique place that goes against the grain of everything you thought Japan was supposed to be.

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