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Rice fields along bike path in Soja, Okayama, Japan
On a small group tour of Japan, we had the opportunity to bike through rice fields from one train station to another before returning to our base in Kurashiki. Getting off the big-city tourist trail allowed us to glimpse places most travelers don't see.
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