Shizuoka hopping

To the end the summer of 2015 and celebrate the first ever Silver Week in Japan, I had to take advantage of this time and get out of Tokyo!  We took a little trip to a neighboring prefecture and explore Shizuoka.  I think the best thing for me was riding our bikes to the ocean and just breathing in the fresh salt air.  Miho No Matsubara beach was also covered for miles in perfect stones and beach wood!  I wanted to take so much home... Also, probably one of the most epic moments of my whole time in Japan so far is going to the top of Mt. Oomuro!!  With a 360 view of Ito, perfect weather conditions, a short hike around the top of the extinct volcano, and some good meditation and breathing space, this was definitely the highlight of my trip!!

Now that summer had ended and Fall is here, I'm actually taking my next trip to Nagano tomorrow!!! It may be too early to see the red Autumn leaves, but I am so excited to go hiking again and breath some fresh mountain air. Also, I'm so thrilled to meet some blog friends for the first time! We have probably known of each other for about 10 years back and now we can finally meet!  More of that to come....