Anime Vs. Reality – The School Swimming Pool

Yep, it’s a somewhat (very) random subject to bring up.
Of all the things I could write about, I chose the school swimming pool.

Just like when I wrote about the Childhood Friend, this is just something that I noticed and then thought about how it compared to what I’d seen in anime. Seeing as this is an anime blog, I wanted to write about it.

Konobi Collette in her swimsuit
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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Kamikochi Edition)

Rounding off the trip, we visited Kamikochi, a beautiful area containing hotels, campgrounds, hiking trails, a nice lake, and just stunning views.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Matsumoto City Edition)

After the Chuo Alps, we went straight to Matsumoto City.
It’s one of the bigger cities in the prefecture.

I believe Matsumoto City also has the liveliest night life scene in the prefecture, with quite the downtown / red light district. Plenty of host / hostess clubs, snack bars, massage parlors, regular bars, hotels, and all that. Even on a Wednesday night though there were quite a few people out, drinking and staggering around.

Culturally the highlight is Matsumoto Castle, which is basically right in the downtown area.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Kiso City Edition)

After stopping at Magome, we arrived at Kiso City. It’s a beautiful little city tucked in between a small valley with a river running through it. Because the valley is tight, the city basically climbs up the side of a mountain, making it a multi-level city.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Iida City Edition)

Well, summer break isn’t over yet.
But I’ve just got back from a week of travelling throughout Nagano!

Also summer break is just a little over 2 weeks, as it started on Aug 1st, and ends on Aug 18th. Unfortunate, but everything is messed up this year because of the ‘rona.

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