Stay Zen: 5 Ways Japan Will Nurture Your Soul

Source: Japan Cheapo

If you need a break from the stresses of the modern world, Japan offers an escape that’s good for the soul: embracing nature, Japanese aesthetic and traditional cuisine.
Relaxing is one thing, but to really feel at peace, you need to step away from the neon signs and busy streets and explore the spiritual side of Japan. Embodied in the ancient name of Japan, the cultural concept of wa (和) reflects a collective harmony and equilibrium within society. By prioritizing the peace of society over individual wants and needs, Japan achieves a smooth and calm balance which allows everyone to exist in a world with as little disruption or difficulty as possible (although the politics of this has its flaws—but that’s a convers

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