Sometimes when I have some free time I feel like writing on my blog, but I'm not always sure what to write about. I have a lot of things I want to share about Japan and my life here, but I'm not always sure that other people are interested in them, and sometimes, although they're things I'm interested in, I'm not sure what points to write about. Today was one of those days. So, instead of giving up on writing anything, I decided to take a look through my photos and see if there was a trip I could write about. I quickly came across photos from two trips I took at the beginning of this year, in February and early March, to two different mountains for skiing and snowboarding. I had a really great time going to these places, so I definitely want to share about them!
|A view down the mountain from the gondola.|
The next day, we decided to check out the famous Zao Onsen "ice monsters". These are evergreen trees covered with thick layers of snow and ice. There are hundreds of them to be seen at the top of the mountain, which makes for a truly impressive sight. You take a gondola up to the top of the mountain to see them - but be aware the line for the gondola can be very long! Stock up on a hot drink or two before you line up. Once you get to the top of the mountain, you can walk around as you please to explore the ice monsters. If you're kind of crazy like us, you can even climb even further up the mountain for some breathtaking views.
|This guy even had a face kindly made by someone!|
|I am terrible at posing for these kind of photos, I don't know why I keep trying.|
|It's a little hard to see, but we were 1735 metres high at the top!|
|I look extremely confused here, but I'm just squinting from the light, hahaha!|
|Numajiri wins out on the adorable yuru-chara front.|
|Yeeesssss meeting the mascots.|
|We stayed in this lovely house! The snow was piled up so high all around!|