We are now staying with a host in the hilly village of fukuchiyama (north of Kyoto). Sayaka (our host) decided to move to the countryside to escape the busy city of Tokyo. She has restored this traditional Japanese house and now runs a home stay. We are helping make a foundation to restore a guest room. Working on these farms and meeting new people have definitely been the highlight of this trip. Japan has the friendliest people I have ever met.