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!

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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!

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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).

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There are onsen for men and onsen for women. Kai was indecisive if he wants to follow Papa or Mama.

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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.

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This is what you see. Snow mountains and a panoramic view of the Matsumoto city.

And we braved ourselves outside.

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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?!

NOT COLD.

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Ai and Kai having fun.

It felt like a very cool afternoon. There was wind, but not anywhere near chill. Just comforting breeze.

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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.

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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….?!?!?

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Ai chan.

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Super good weather. Hot Spring. Winter and snow mountains. And i felt sleepy.

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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!

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