at the end of 2013 I went to Japan for 5 weeks.

The first week & a half I was there completely by myself & I wondered around Tokyo exploring & practising my Japanese.

After that I had a friend join me & for the next 3 weeks we traveled all around Japan exploring & experiencing the culture.

one of our stops was 4 days in Hakuba, Nagano, where the winter Olympics were held in 1999

Of course being in video production I lugged my camera gear every where I went to film.

here is a short video of our snowboarding trip in Hakuba.