Sometimes things happen for a reason. Last night Brian finalised plans for the next leg of our trip to Kanazawa, north from where we were in Nagano. We needed to transfer funds so got onto Qcash which was taking forever to load, so to fill in time and stop myself loosing my temper, I clicked on the Japan Met Bureau site, only to discover that snow was forecast for the next week from Nagano north! So we changed our plans and headed towards the least cold place on the map. We made it as far as Osaka today. It’s still cold here, 9 degrees, but at least it’s not snowing – yet!