Last week a friend in town, Kana, invited me to go to Tomamu Ice Village with her after work one day.
We started at her place for dinner before heading out to Tomamu.
Before leaving Kana’s we bundled up in ski-wear prepared ourselves for the cold. We got there, parked and entered the ice village through a long tunnel.
They have a restaurant,
and some sort of café. I loved the way the tables lit up
The bar has heart shaped glasses
Isn’t Kana adorable?
(The wall was much higher than either of us expected).
The tunnel changes colors.
Both of us!
And the ice chapel.
It was a fun night. Kana and I had some good conversation on the drive there and back. Probably the part that sticks out the most was when she asked me where all the other people our age are. I think she’s the only other person I know in town who is my exact age, though there are a couple of teachers who are close in age, but they are either shy about English or seem to always be busy working. It’s kind of interesting because there are very few young adults in town, most everyone is either a parent/grandparent or a young child/student; most people in between don’t seem to stick around.