Do, explore the unknown! Japan has an abundance of rich local cultures and attractions that most tourists never even know exist! For those with a bit of a wandering spirit, exploring a town or community off the beaten tourist paths (even in the city!) can show you a whole new side of Japan that you never would have seen otherwise. Many small towns in Japan are in great need of tourist business but don't get public attention to pull in the numbers that bigger cities do. If you've got a pocketable Japanese phrase book and an open mind then there just might be a memorable and priceless experience -for you AND the locals you interact with- waiting around the bend!