Hey folks! Hope everybody is enjoying spring! Living next to Nakajima Park, it`s been wonderful watching the park transform from a snowy wasteland to a colorful tapestry of flowers and green grass! The weather has been a bit unpredictable and I`m anxious for consistently warm weather. Over Golden Week, I did a 30km hike from Bankei-Numa to Jozankei with my roommate. There was still a lot of snow in the mountains and at times it was difficult to find the trail. I`m looking forward to doing lots of hiking and biking around Hokkaido this summer, especially Asahi-dake! Let`s hope for good weather this weekend! See you later!