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While Kanazawa (and most of Hokuriku) got its annual white Christmas, I got a set of Seishun 18 Tickets (青春18きっぷ) and my husband and I made the trek down to notably sunnier and warmer Kansai for the long weekend.*

Why Osaka at Christmas? For the German Christmas Market, which proved to not only be an entertaining night out but also a sociological experience!

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Hydrangeas, or アジサイ (ajisai), are some of my favorite flowers.

In Japan, they bloom between mid-June and mid-July, which coincides with 梅雨 (tsuyu), the rainy season.

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