The only thing that disappointed me about Nagano is no sea in this prefecture! I like the most of parts in Nagano except for that thing. I never get bored watching Japanese norhtern alps covered with snow in winter. Daddy grew up near a seacoast in Tottori, so always says missing the sea. Then we've decided to go to the sea in Nigata. I looked for the beach on the Internet which is not crowed, has rocky shore, is clear water, and can get withing 2hrs from here, and I found Nishikujiranami beach. There was small cove, but it was before summer holidays, so there was not many people, and we could set up our big tarp. I could see many blowfish was swimming :) They were really cutie fish!
This was the first time to let her swim in the sea, so I was little worried about her, but seemed she was really having good time. She will be a resident of Tottori, and be able to spend plenty of time to play in the sea. Good for ya.
I really really upset about trash of the beach. If there was cleaned, it would be nicer. There were sea wrack and even pile of garbage bags of leftovers :( Is it so much to ask to bring back garbage????? I cannot understand. A lot of Japanese have lack common sense. There was no such dirty beach in other countries I've been to.