After lots of time in cities, we were really missing the mountains, so we planned a last minute escape to the Japanese Alps. So pretty!!!
This spot is super popular in the winter (and was actually part of the Nagano Winter Olympics for the ski events) but in the summer it’s pretty much a ghost town. We didn’t have any backpacking/mountaineering gear with us, so our hikes were pretty limited, but what an awesome spot to celebrate my birthday :)