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Trondheim native, who grew up with swathes of forest on her university-town doorstep, itches to escape “civilization” and reconnect with the great outdoors.

“What many people from Norway miss, when they come to (Tokyo), is easy access to the wild,” Nyhamar told The Japan Times. “One place that I find quite fascinating is the Institute for Nature Study down in Meguro, which is simply a plot of land that they have let go wild — I think it is a brilliant idea — in the middle of a city. It’s a place we sometimes go when the cityscapes of Tokyo become a bit too much for us Norwegians and we need to see something in its natural state,” she said with a laugh.

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