Natural wonders. Unexpected Summer festivals. Kelp-cutting. A paradise for cyclists. Chatting with highschoolers that have never talked to a foreigner. Singing Beatles songs until late at night inside a traditional Japanese house.

This, and much more, is what Rishiri offered to me.

I wanted to experience a new way of living, and I got that and much more.

I met unforgettable people and made unforgettable memories – the too-good-to-post-on-Instagram kind.