I visited a little of Kyoto, then I took a hike along the Nakasendo trail during five days. I had a stop in Matsumoto (Nagano prefecture) before entering the mountainous area of Kamikochi. I reached then Takayama in the Gifu prefecture.
This was the end of an itinerant first part. A bus took me to the Kawaguchi lake where I stayed five weeks studying japanese woodcut technique.
The autumnal time is also particularly comfortable for the beauty of the red mapples leaves and the sweet weather.
Our teachers brought us to Tokyo for a busy weekend where we visited the specific suppliers stores.
I ended my trip by another few days stay in Tokyo befor catching my return flight.
I self-published a booklet from a selection of sketches from the two watercolor notebooks I filled out while there.
You can order it on my Etsy store.