When I imagined moving to Japan, I certainly didn't imagine where I have found myself. With little to no research on the location I picked, other than it was close to the Alps, I have managed to settle into what is one of Japan's most gorgeous prefectures. I am astonished at the environment I live in, and can't believe that in less than an hour I can be at a breath taking lake, with water clean enough to fill your canteen. Nagano is truly heaven on earth. Here are some shots from a weekend camping trip with new and old friends. Following camping was my first Onsen experience, but due to total nudity there were no pictures to be shared :) Oh yeah, and, fireworks are legal in Japan.