I recently took a two day trip up to the Akita Prefecture and the Yamagata Prefecture in Northern Japan. I arrived later than expected on the first day, so there wasn't enough time to get to my destination before the sun had completely set. I had no other choice, so I just enjoyed some local food and had to reschedule two days worth of travel into one day.
I woke up at 5am, took a shower, ate a banana, and then had to overcome my fear of driving to get to my destination. A combined total of 13 hours spent driving, hiking, making wrong turns, and photographing 4 waterfalls across 2 prefecture, and this was the reward.