Nishizawa Gorge

This post has been long overdue, but here it goes!

Nishizawa Gorge in mid-October

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Oh how nature has a way with calming our mind, body, and soul!

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Relaxing with baby

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We went with our lil’ one so we weren’t able to hike the whole trail. But still, as you can see, we saw several beautiful spots. I definitely recommend this place.

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I’m back!!!

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a long time now(nearly a year!) and I blame it on motherhood, yup that’s my excuse. Basically, motherhood is hard, but being a stay-at-home mom without any friends/family around is even harder. At times, that lack of support system gets to me and makes me feel like a lonely mama. But I’m trying each and every day.

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So here is a lil’ glimpse of me and my daughter last year when the weather was nice and warm here in Japan. We went out to Lake Yamanakako, one of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji(fujigoko).

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We made a point to check out this really outdoorsy lakeside cafe called the Hammock Cafe. Seriously nothing I’ve ever seen before! It is such a nice relaxing spot to just soak up the beauty of Lake Yamanakako.

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So while I did enjoy the hammock, the forest-like setting, and the view of Lake Yamanakako, I however, didn’t enjoy the food as much. It was ehhh mediocre. I would definitely go back but perhaps just for the hammock and a cup of coffee next time.

Fuefukigawa Fruit Park

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There are some days where I feel like life is just a bit too slow here in Yamanashi and wish I could live elsewhere, but every time I come to this park that thought slowly fades away as I walk whilst admiring Mt Fuji from afar. So yes, this park is pretty darn special. And it is exceptionally beautiful during spring with all the flowers in bloom.

A bit of San Fransisco in Yamanashi, Japan

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Yesterday my family and I took a short trip out to Kawaguchiko for a relaxing picnic by the lake. When we left home the weather was warm and sunny, definitely picnic weather. However, as we arrived at Kawaguchiko the weather dramatically changed from sunny to gloomy, and about 15 minutes into our picnic it began to rain ― gotta love mothernature. So we quickly packed up our belongings and went Cisco Cafe(just down the road) for a hot drink. I ordered a hot chai latte. It was quite good, the sweetness level was perfect but would’ve been better if the spices were a bit stronger in flavor. But that’s just me- I’m all about the spices.