I have booked my hotel at Hamamatsu, but I do not have anything planned to do there. I have the loosely defined goal of getting close to the Mount Fuji instead.
As the train leaves Osaka, it passes by Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県 Shiga-ken). In striking contrast with the rest of the places I have visited in Japan, a mantle of snow covers fields and houses. For a moment, I think about stopping there. A snowstorm is starting. When the train stops at Maibara Station, I am not decided yet. And then, the train leaves and the opportunity is lost. Probably I will have gone to see the snow if I was still living in Barcelona. But, since I moved to Stockholm, to view snow has become less thrilling.