I spent the year end in the snow and the new year on a flight back to my grandma's. Speaking the local language made the trip more fulfilling and enjoyable. I would love to go to Hokkaido again when I save up enough money. Hopefully by then I will be able to speak Japanese like a native! Let this be an incentive to work harder and study more.
① Taken in Hotel Mahoroba, Noboribetsu
②→⑧ Small shopping strip near the hotel
⑨→⑫ Jigokudani (Hell Valley)