Tuesday, December 22, 2015


In an attempt to show you all some of the beauty of Karuizawa and the surrounding area I've made a video of which I have grown to dislike (possibly because I've watched it 100 times). I hope you are more fond of the attempt at artistry. If you are not then take my mother's advice, "if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all" 

In some of the pictures you will see a very large and beautiful volcano, this is Mount Asama, and despite my fear of volcanoes- thanks to Dante's Peak- I was able to capture the sun and clouds framing it's grandness.

Other pictures you will notice are of waterfalls flowing out from the side of a mountain. This was explained to me as an underground lake which overflows in to these falls. This water runs down from Mount Asama and makes up the water consumed by the towns and villages of people living around it.

Fun fact I learned from working at Sun King: good water is the key to good beer, and the local breweries are known for using this mineral-rich, pure mountain water. 

Most of the other sites are places I've walked or have ridden to. You'll see some exciting 200 year old lava rocks with glowing moss and you'll also see the excitement of the inside of my cabin. Even today I got more pictures from a lovely hike up a mountain, but alas, I don't feel like further editing this video. So with no further adieu:


  1. Love it. This is very nice documentation of your fabulous experience.

  2. Hey, they drive on the wrong side of the road. Keep your eyes open and jump when necessary.

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  4. So awesome! Your pictures and videos are beautiful!