An Osaka-based nonprofit organization promoting “eco-villages” provides information on such communities in Europe. It also makes arrangements for people who wish to visit or stay at one.

Mana Enomoto, secretary general of Citizen Works, said she wants more people to visit Europe’s eco-villages and learn from the experience because Japanese people’s perceptions differ greatly from the reality.

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