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January 24, 2020

Ethan's holiday with family from America

For my winter break, my family came to Japan and I spent it traveling around with them. The first few nights we stayed in Tokyo. By now I know the city like the back of my hand, so I enjoyed showing them around some of my favorite places around Tokyo, such as Harajuku, Shimokitazawa, and Yanaka. We then hopped into a bus and rode down to Hakone where we stayed in a beautiful ryokan (traditional Japanese inn). To my delight we had our own personal hot spring in our room and a beautiful view of Mount Fuji from it. Afterwards, we got on the Shinkansen at Odawara and only two hours later we were in Kyoto. In Kyoto I saw beautiful traditional houses and vibrant shrines on almost every corner. The last stop was Osaka, which basically was a mini Tokyo. I sadly couldn't stay up for New Years because we had a 7am flight January first, but it was a winter break I will definitely remember for a lifetime.

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