At the beginning of our journey, Taiga had a chance to visit his younger cousin in Tokyo.
It was pretty darn hot when we first arrived in Tokyo. When you combine heat with having a good time, you get exhaustion.
Thankfully during the August heatwave, we soon escaped to Hokkaido and only had a few days of really hot weather.
Taiga so far seems to be doing well with adjusting to his new life in Japan. In a lot of ways it has been "go, go, go" so Taiga and both Naoko and I haven't felt like we've settled in. As well with getting a car now, we have been exploring lots. Taiga gets his new bike today which he has been asking for since day one, hopefully the rain gives up so he can try it out - though I am sure, rain or shine he'll be taking it for a spin.
Yes there are bears in Hokkaido, but no signs of live ones yet. So far for wildlife there has been many bugs and a family of racoons that we needed to slow down for.