Ran no Yakata Halloween Light-up Night

This evening, we went to the city orchid gardens, Ran no Yakata, to see the Halloween Light-up Night. There were a lot of really interesting displays!

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Osu Street Performer Festival

Today we went down to Osu to see the Street Performer Festival. We saw juggling, the oiran procession, fire dancing, and more!

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Hakuba, Part Two: Paragliding

After the hot air balloon, we hung out for a bit, and then we tried paragliding. This paragliding was not super scary, though. You really didn’t even go very high. You basically attach an air foil kite to yourself, run down a hill, and get lifted up a little bit. So, it was pretty cool! (I did end up with awful bruises on my arms from the harness, though!!)

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Hakuba, Part One: Hot Air Balloon

This weekend, Teddy and I went with our work to Hakuba, which is about a six hour drive from here. We went to ride in a hot air balloon and to go paragliding. The fact that I actually agreed to this is hilarious because of my extreme fear of heights.

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Nagoya City Science Center

The weather report was not very promising for Saturday (though it ended up being fine), so we decided to go see the Nagoya City Science Center rather than go on a hike.

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