Japan is often known as the "land of the rising sun", however during this season I always think it could be named the "land of the noisy frogs". There are frogs everywhere and as anyone who has ever been here knows - they are very noisy. They jump off the washing line into your washing basket, they mysteriously appear out of the dirt while you are digging, they even hop inside every now and then to check out your house. Until today I thought that there were frogs all over Japan and that Japanese people found them a bit boring... great piece of stereotyping on my behalf! The biggest entertainment for today was a trip to the waterfall and the 4 girls not just looking at a real frog for the first time, but holding onto a frog for the first time in their lives! They spent almost an hour playing around in the river catching tiny crabs and screeching anytime they saw a spider's web or any other kind of bug. A nice cool place to be after another hot day!