Well, it's that time of year (again) for our annual pilgrimage to Nihon. This will be my 10th trip there in the last decade - I know, I'm a Japanese tragic. Normally most years we have Christmas with either my family over in Perth, or with my wife's family on the NSW east coast. We flagged the idea quite early in the year that a combined Christmas in Japan might be a pretty cool way to get both families together at the same time and throw in a little snowy trip away from Australia's typically stinking hot summer. There was little objections and after confirming we could snare some accommodation in our favourite Hakuba lodge, we had locked it away with the whole family by April. This trip was wheel's up Christmas eve and return 8th Jan. Short and sharp 2 weeks, but hoping to fit in a bit of skiing and sightseeing along the way. This is the rough plan: Hoping to take a stab at a rolling TR. Bags packed, with final checks tomorrow. Hai dohzo!