Epilogue

Being relaxed is not about where you are, but is a state of the mind. The kind of things that I enjoyed in Hokkaido, such as seeing the nature, soaking in onsens, making friends, writing email in a cafe while sipping a cup of tea, etc., can all be done right here in Tokyo. It was just that I didn't think of doing it. To me there was always too much work to do and too many dreams to chase. Now I know I can simply slow down once a while, and to appreciate the simple moment of happiness in daily life.

Of course, I will always remember the wonderful lands in Hokkaido and the wonderful friends I made there. I will definitely go back to visit them in the future.

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