It’s a bit late but, Happy New Year! How is it already the end of January?
For my 2016 review post, I thought I’d change it up again and sort my fave memories according to the letters of the alphabet. I love doing these yearly wrap up posts as I get to look back at all of the awesome places I got to visit and fun activities I got to take part in, and share them with you in one go.
2016 was another huge year. My workload at work increased and throughout the year I did a few odd jobs, but I made sure to squeeze in a fair chunk of ‘play’ time to balance out all of that ‘work’ time. Even now, the past 12 months is all a bit of a blur but I managed to narrow down 26 noteworthy occasions.
My 2016, from A to Z:
A… is for Aizu’s old post town of Ouchijuku
B… is for treasure hunting at the Boroichi Market
C… is for carp streamers along the Sagami River
D… is for deer encounters in Nara
E… is for the black eggs of Owakudani
F… is for Fujisan (of course)
G… is for pampas grass at Sengokuhara
H… is for Himeji Castle
I… is for Ikaho Onsen
J… is for the Japan Alps
K… is for Kyoto
L… is for limestone caves in Ryusendo
M… is for momijigari (maple leaf hunting) at Kawaguchiko
N… is for Nozawa Onsen ski resort
O… is for Okinawa
P… is for pottery at Morioka Handi-Works Square
Q… is for quarrel >> floats ‘fighting’ at Kawagoe Festival (Q is difficult!)
R… is for rafting in Okutama
S… is for seafood on Sado Island
T… is for a tunnel of cherry blossoms in Tokyo
U… is for the Odawara Ume (plum blossom) Festival
V… is for volcanic gases at Hakone
W… is for outdoor sumo wrestling at Hachimangu Shrine
X… is for the xmas market at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Y… is for Lake Yamanakako
Z… is for Zao Fox Village
Thank you to all of you who have read, liked and commented on my blog in 2016. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit about Japan and get to see some of these places for yourself if you haven’t already! Till next time.