Hattoji Villa 2017
Last weekend, I went to a small town in Okayama called Hattoji with Dave, Hal, and Dave and Ayumi's boys. Many of you have heard me talk about Hattoji in years past, because we go there almost every year. It's nestled in the mountains near the border of Hyogo, making it a great spot to go leaf-viewing in the autumn.
The villa has a new thatch roof this year, so it looks nicer than ever. Besides hiking in the surrounding area, we also made dinner together and played games around the irori at night. Hattoji is still one of my favorite places for a weekend getaway.