What is the secret to immortality, the fountain of youth, or a good life? It has been a search that has perplexed mankind for centuries, one that is like the mythical El Dorado.
It is a beautiful spring day. We snake and skirt the water's edge, with the sun behind us and the biggest smile on our face. We have this place to ourselves, in this preserved old town that thousands may have flown past from Japan to the Eurasian landmass. Where are we? Only three hours from Kyoto Station.