Spring is in the air and Japan is turning slowly pink. In just a week, the change has been dramatic. But as I wandered around Otawara this weekend I realized that despite visiting Japan for 12 years and living here for over 3 years I actually didn’t know the difference between Cherry Blossom and Plum Blossom, except… Read More Spring in Otawara and Cherry Blossom….. or is it Plum?
Zao Onsen Ski Resort is about a 3 hour drive north of Nasu in Yamagata Prefecture actually on the Yamagata-Miyagi prefecture border, centered on the Zao Mountain range of the same name. The area is well known for its huge crater lake and amazing hiking trails and mountain plants, as well as stunning views of the region.… Read More Zao – Skiing, Onsen & Snow Monsters