We went to Karuizawa for a couple of days Imperial Family-style to escape the Tokyo heat. Ahhh....green everywhere. So many trees. It's so refreshing to see green things. If you look out across a Tokyo skyline, the lack of trees is depressing. There were also mountains and endless mushrooms of all sorts of toxic looking types. I do so love mushrooms. Waterfalls, ponds, moss. A small but interesting art gallery. Coffee shops. A rotenburo with a view of tree tops - so much fun to lie naked in the open air in an onsen. And So. Much. Food. We brought home really good baguettes and fresh mountain veggies. Best of all - a teeny tiny frog, the size of my fingernail staring me down from his or her leaf perch.