city: kusatsu, city: kyoto, city: osaka, city: shinmachi, monument: kyoto tower, onsen: kusatsu, season: spring, shrine: fushimi inari jinja, shrine: okiku inari jinja, temple: ginkakuji, temple: kiyomizudera, yukata
At the beginning of April, my Dad and Melissa came to Japan for two weeks. First they came to Gunma, and we spent two days at Kusatsu Onsen. After that was Kyoto and Osaka, then Kenji and I came home to start work, and they continued on to Shikoku on a road trip, after which they came back to Tokyo, and left from Tokyo. Unfortunately, right after Kusatsu my Dad got sick with bronchitis, which made Kyoto/Osaka no fun for him, and the day we left Osaka I got sick with bronchitis too!
But I still think everyone had a pretty good time!
That afternoon it started to rain, then snow, and a HUGE storm swept across Western Japan, causing wind damage and shutting down trains. We just got snow in Kusatsu, which made Dad and Melissa happy! That also meant we were the ONLY people in the entire onsen, which was GREAT!
After that Kenji and I returned, I got bronchitis, and Dad and Melissa headed to Shikoku and then to Tokyo. I was able to meet them the day before they left in Tokyo, but with the rain and me still feeling sick, I wasn’t able to stay long. Unfortunately, for a lot of their trip the weather wasn’t great, which I guess is common in spring, but I think they nevertheless enjoyed themselves!