Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas at Aoni Onsen

Well, not quite Christmas yet but there's only a day left to go. While snow on the ground was shallow compared to our visit two years ago, when we had it up to our ears, the fun was plenty and there were Christmas presents too.

Aki in her yukata.

A right royal Christmas breakfast!

A rare glimpse of Aki with her new glasses on.

A rare glimpse of me with nothing on. No really, this onsen had a sign by the door saying it was totally cool for girls to take nude photos of their boyfriends. We didn't break any rules here!!

Aki chilling in the hot tub. The water in this tub was lovely and hot, but getting in and out was a challenge.

Aoni surrounds.

From the room. I was looking forward to having a night at Aoni, where the sound of the flowing river would ease my tinnitus. However, the river kept me awake most of the night and woke me up at six o'clock sharp.

Driving back through the Tsugaru plain.

Happy Christmas everybody.