Uncomfortable in crowded and busy megapolis like Tokyo or Osaka but equally not comfortable with too much interior slow life of Japan? If you are looking for something in between where it is not too grand and not too desolate in Japan, the cities of Yokohama and Kobe might be what you are looking for.
For the stars to align, it is said that that one needs to be at the right place at the right time. Easy to understand. Lets make a 2 x 2 matrix to construct possibilities around place and time. The examples below are just my personal thoughts, you may have your own contextual definitions. PLACE