I have many stories and photos, some I will share and some I will keep as my personal memories. I met some wonderful people, marveled at some amazing views, ate some delicious (and sometimes very weird) food and most of all, I really relaxed and felt comfortable in this beautiful country.
For now, I am just taking the time to share this photo. We had just finished walking a mountain trail between Magome and Tsumago in the Nagano prefecture (part of the bigger trail called Nakasendo). While my better half continued visiting the tiny and picturesque village of Tsumago, I sat down at the bus shelter to give my legs a rest. The parking lot was empty but for this old man taking an evening stroll. I just sat there looking at the evening light making the Autumn colours in the trees even more beautiful. Sometimes, it is the best thing to do after a full on day filled with adventures.
I cannot wait to share with you all more of this wonderful trip to Japan!