Toyota City was an interesting place. While in my Japanese homestay, I felt like I was in the country side because there were many trees, gardens and nearby rice fields. However, the town is very much a Toyota manufacturing town with buildings sprinkled throughout. There were trains, cars and buses running at all hours of the day and night, yet many people walk to work. It was such a mixture of nature and industry. Despite that, there was a peace among the people, who smiled at you on the streets.