Of Snows and Hot Baths

In the middle of Daisetsuzan National Park, nestled in narrow scenic gorge flanked by cliffs, abundant hot springs, powerful waterfalls, and fantastic rock formation is a full-scale mountain resort town called Sounkyo. It has become quite touristy because it is an excellent base for trekking and skiing around the National Park. From late January to … Continue reading Of Snows and Hot Baths

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Minalungao

It’s the first days of summer, and this draft has been on the back burner giving way to other bigger trips I’ve had. So before I start writing about my next destination, which took place last month in an icy setting and is the exact opposite of what we will be experiencing in the coming … Continue reading Minalungao