We have enjoyed traveling to locals areas, such as Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Awaji and Himeji, and have ventured to other areas of Japan, such as Wakayama, Hiroshima, Miajima, Gifu, Nasa Forest, Tango Peninsula, and Hachi Kita. We have seen beaches and mountains and have been skiing, whitewater rafting and camping. I have hiked 56 km in 13 hours and climbed Mt Fuji with my husband and older two children. Two of our friends have been able to come and visit.
|Matt & I in Arashiyama|
|Jame came to visit! Our night at the Hobgoblin|
|Top of Mt Fuji|
|Skiing with the neighbors in Gifu|
|Halong Bay, Vietnam|
|Ubud Rice Terrace -- Bali, Indonesia|
I never thought I would love living in Japan as much as I do. I have fallen in love with the country, the people, the culture and even the food (well except for the sushi). I wish I was able to share everything I love so much here with all my family and friends (hint: Free room and board!).
We do not know when our time here is up. But one thing I do know is that I am going to embrace each and every day, because just as quickly as the past two years have gone by, before I know it will be time for us to move on to the next adventure. Where ever that may be.