(The mountainous terrain and winter wonderland scenery is breathtakingly beautiful in Japan. This photo was one I took on our trip last year.)
Tomorrow, Feb 11th, is Japan's Foundation Day. That means we have a long weekend! I'm off to Nagano to do a little snowboarding. The bags are packed and some friends and I will be on the first bus to Tokyo in the morning where we will connect up with the train service. The forecast is for tonnes of snow Friday which hopefully equates to lots of POWDER! We're going to stay with some friends up there that we had a great time and stayed with last year, too. Tanoshimi!