Back in the big city of Tokyo already missing the mountain views of Hakuba and Tsugaike. It was a real pleasure to spend another week of my life in the small mountain town of Tsugaike. We were very lucky with the weather, alternating between sunny and rainy days with an even split right to the end. We ended on a sunny day today. I was able to wake up a little early and go for a walk before breakfast where I snapped a few of these pictures of the surrounding mountains. 3000 meter peaks are hard to get tired of staring at, hope you enjoy as much as I do. Society in general seems to have made the switch to spring and the mountains are pretty empty of people. It is a shame really because this is such a great time to visit the mountain and ski hills. Tickets are cheap, the weather is stable and good and the high peaks are still a beautiful white. Who cares if you don’t ski or board, just go and take the gondola to the top snap a few pictures and have a draft beer like we did at the Hutte on top of Tsugaike! Enjoy the view with a buzz!