In Matsumoto, Nagano.
The second day we went to Primary school and met a bunch of wonderful kids, and the third day to Matsumoto castle. Will blog later but now i mus must MUST show you this awesome hot spring in Matsumoto we went on the forth day!
I think some of the other homestay students also went but not the Muslim kids because you MUST go in absolutely naked!!! What a waste!
Saw some snow at the road side i was sooooo excited! First time in my life! (Second time is in Norikura Ski Mountain, will blog later).
There are onsen for men and onsen for women. Kai was indecisive if he wants to follow Papa or Mama.
Ok he came in with the girls.
So yes we had to take everything off!!!
This like the best thing ever in Matsumoto. There’s an indoor onsen and an outdoor one. And that time was about 5 degree celcius outside at noon time. I was wondering how the hell did anyone manage to summon the courage to even open the door and step outside, walk on icy cold stone against strong chilly wind before dipping into the outdoor onsen?
But i swear anyone would be tempted to go outside, because the scenery is just simply irrisistable.
This is what you see. Snow mountains and a panoramic view of the Matsumoto city.
And we braved ourselves outside.
And you know what??!
Ok this is seriously bothering me.
It was 5 degree celcious outside. And we were naked. Can you imagine how cold it is?!
Ai and Kai having fun.
It felt like a very cool afternoon. There was wind, but not anywhere near chill. Just comforting breeze.
I got out of the pool, wrapped myself with a towel and sat on the cold stone. This is ridiculous. Winter. On top of a mountain. Next to an onsen. Me. With just a bath towel.
It felt better than ever.
Why ah? Can anyone explain to me?
Normally when i got out of the ofuro in the indoor bathroom it was cold as hell (i am kinda reluctant to use this oxymoron but oh well). How on earth does….?!?!?
Super good weather. Hot Spring. Winter and snow mountains. And i felt sleepy.
Seriously. Most amazing experience, ever.
And we all slept like a baby on the way home.
PS: Today I’m super happy! Finally workaholic Japanese is gonna have a break! Yesterday was the last day of work so we have one whole week together 24/7 omg i’m super super glad that i got my visa extended. So happy can cry. TK and i will be going to Kyoto today. Blog soon!
first!!!!!666 hello Cheesie ur flag is veru cute!
Oh really? thanks!
sorry i think this whole japanese thing is making me a bit delirious
Ur cuter than the flag..flag actually sux a bit 😛
Oh! the scenery is so beautiful! wud b great to have takoyaki, hot tea, soaking in the hot bath n looking at the scenery 😛
lol…can see that you’re indeed…de deli delirious! deliriously happy that is.
You’re allowed to bring a camera in? Or you curi curi sneak it in?
Blog about TK, blog about TK…. pleeeeease?
Amazing experience! hot spring spas in winter… ^0^
Pieewwwwwwww wittttttttttttt……LOL LOL LOL.. ;-P
DAMMIT I HATE YOU DON’T HIDE BEHIND THE KIDDDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ARRGGGHHHWTFBBQ
Those children naked picture will always on the internet now~
Why never say 18SX first now I’ve alreadyd marred my innocent eyes arghh noooo~~!!
i think i saw kai’s didi inside the pool. >__<
where are the naked pictures? i want to see those tersalah ambik wannn! *hum sup wink*
Ya onsen is very fun. I fell in love going to hot spring ever since I went to 1 of it in Hokkaido.
But I uncomfortable going in day time… Kinda shy being naked with people around so it is night time (after 9pm) when there is less (no) people around then I dare going in =)
Hmm same qn as some above… Can bring in camera de meh?
Then dunno if it is different place, i remember that time my towel is a face towel only. Urs seem a bathing towel.
Haiz … see ur photos make me want go japan again…
owww, so tempting over , sigh too bad not enough budget…… anyway, can u do me favor since u are fortunated to go there? take SOME pastry pic if U pass by cake shop;-p would REALLYY appreciate that hehe;-)
OMG I miss the onsen so much! I think because it’s so warm it makes it less cold than if you were to just stay outdoors? Besides Japan has quite dry winter right? I lovelovelove onsen, you have to try onsen in the summer too it’s just as good. At first I thought, height of summer = hot plus onsen = doublehot but it actually cools you down and is so so good! Have fun in Nihon ne x
oO i love onsen! last i had at somewhere near Nikko it was snowing at the same time!
Perhaps those kids photos should not be available on the web? A lot of perverts and psychos out there. It isn’t really fair to the kids now is it?
Just a thought.
cheeserland, now open for pedobears xD
Syok!!! Onsen, Haven’t been to a Japanese Onsen during my stay T_T…
Closest thing I’ve been to is a Public Bath XD
The snow by the roadside looks like foam, hahaha!
Onsen…my place also got 1, it’s called Hot hot springs…hehe, no la, it actually is PEDAS hot springs in Kuala Pilah.
my dream place to go to!!Japan….aww…sigh…
Oh my. This is fun! Nice picture and thank for sharing.. haha.. Look like Yee Hou is super upset.. 😛
Enjoy your holiday… 🙂
can’t wait to see wad reaction will those kids saw this post of urs when they grow up
i’ll never be able to summon the guts to walk around naked…unless i’m 200% sure that no human being is around the area
eh…why my flag shows i’m in australia one? :p
Nice photos, I know its your blog and you’re allowed to post whatever you want but isn’t it a little tactless to post naked pictures of children on the internet in this day and time?
Hi, may i ask how did u applied for the homestay? would u pls kindly provide the website address? cheers
Wow, it wasn’t cold?! Maybe because of the steam from the hot spring? (not that I can see any…)
cheesy naked.. oh my 😀
yes you should blur the nudity 🙂
This blog is pretty awesome. Confusing too.
Wished there was something like this on Mt Kinabalu, Sabah.
There is a place called Poring Hot Springs but it’s just not the same.
Wow.. Seeing your Nagano photos really make me miss Nagano..I was in Shiojiri-city and went to Matsumoto at night…awesome castle.. that long train ride from Shinjuku is splendid ler.. Hehehe…. never thought you are there too!! Cool!!