Nishizato is a small village in Shimizu which recently became part of Shizuoka. It is a very lovely peaceful place, with onsen, a lot of beautiful places to walk, very nice people and a lot of green tea, yes many there are tea farmers. The kurogawa river is probably the loudest sound you hear there especially after heavy rain, unless of course you visit in summer when the sound of insects is everywhere or late summer/early autumn when the frogs take over ( sorry no sound of frogs i did recorded them but i messed it up shhh, i will this year again ). I recorded this last summer when i went to visit a friend who kindly let me stay at her family place, fed me, took me around, got me drunk with the locals, gave free onsen ticket and also shared all the pictures you see attach to each track. So thanks to Saeko Mochizuki and her big family, and if you are around Shizuoka or love green tea or need to escape from crazy Tokyo, go up there is very shanti!!!