I was just curious, as it may pretain to me later, what are the nicer places to live around Japan? I don't like big cities that much, and I prefer places that are hilly/mountainous with a high tree content. - which is similar to where I am from. Cultural sites are always a plus. I am asking because the JET application allows you to request a site to live in (no guarantee on actually getting it) and I would prefer to make a descision informed, if I make one at all. Or maybe even better: are there less desirable places to live? Also, what are the general weather patterns across Japan throughout the year?