Biking to Kinkazan!

Last Sunday, Teddy and I biked to Kinkazan… a little more than 30 km one way. I sure was tired after THAT!



Yoro Falls

Today, we got up early and had breakfast at Eternal Coffee across the street. Then, it was off to the train station!


Climbing Kinkazan

Our friend climbed Kinkazan yesterday, and when we saw her pictures, they looked really beautiful, so we decided to give it a go today. Normally, Japanese mountains are kind of like walking up a slope, because they pave the paths. Not Kinkazan. We chose the hardest path on the way up, and there were times when we basically had to scale a sloped cliff. Like, using hands and carefully finding footholds. It was super fun, though!!


Food, Flowers, and Cats!

The past weekend and week we just kind of relaxed on our days off. Even school was relaxing, because it was a daycare week, which meant we could choose to take off, prep, or go on field trips. We are saving our vacation for when my mom comes this summer, so we prepped and went on one of the field trips.


Yoro Waterfall

This weekend we get a three day weekend!! We are in the process of moving, so we only went one place this weekend, but it was beautiful! We took the train to Gifu, one of the neighboring prefectures, to see Yoro Falls.


Kakizore Gorge

Today, we woke up at our normal workday time to go on a nice hike!

We took the train way out to the countryside of Nagano Prefecture, and got off at Junikane. From there, we began our hike.