Happy new year!
Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and are now back in the work groove. I had an excellent time over Christmas and new year. We went to Gifu ken, Kanezawa and Nagano ken. In particular, Hida Takayama was amazing. There were so many old wooden buildings that used to house rich merchants and the like. There were also a lot of teashops and places selling mochi. If I could choose any place in Japan to live (apart from Sapporo) I would choose Takayama. Kanezawa was also nice, especially the famous gardens there. However, as always, it`s nice to be back in Hokkaido!