Rest & Recreation
The changing seasons bring new sights, sounds and experiences
The days are getting longer and the plum and cherry start to blossom. Warmer weather and blue skies make hiking attractive.
The long, hot days are ideal for outdoor adventure. Splashing in the rivers and sitting out under the stars in the evening brings welcome cool.
The leaves start to turn and the valleys become a patchwork of colour. Cooler nights stimulate an appetite for game hotpots and other warming food.
Clear blue skies are interspersed with dramatic cloud and sometimes snow. The warm hearth of the kominka is the perfect place to settle in for some hot sake.