Next Stop, Japan
I throughly enjoyed the trip I made to out to Soni in 2013. It's remote, but an amazing spot to do some light (or heavier) hiking. Afterwards, you can reward yourself with a dip in the local open-air onsen. It is a soul refreshing spot.
The Soni Plateau or Soni Kōgen (曽爾高原) is a marshy meadow filled mostly with a tall grass called susuki in Japanese. It is located in a remote part of northeast Nara Prefecture under the west facing slope of a roughly north-south line of mountain peaks that is the boundary with Mie Prefecture to the east.
Posted: March 29, 2015 Updated: March 29, 2015