Carrying on Japan dayre updates!
I don't know if I have time to do proper blog updates so at least this will be good for me to remember my trip by.
Sorry I haven't been updating so regularly 😶 I lost a bit of mojo and life hasn't been that interesting lately lah. But that's no excuse for neglecting this space so please hold on cos I'll be back 💪🏻
Carrying on with Japan: This is the day we cleared out of our Yokohama hotel and took the train into Tokyo + rushed to catch our bus for our Yokoso day trip out to see the flowers!
Had to leave our hotel by 5am so I slept at 2am and woke up at 4am wtf.
Doing my makeup in the dark seems to have helped me somehow though makeup on point that day gahaha 😹
My luggage was so heavy zzz. Weighed it later at our new hotel and it was 27kg hahahaha 😹😹😹 Mostly snacks and jeans lol.
We had to lug our stuff across the streets to the train station and then do two transfers if I remember rightly?
Missed the first train we were intending to catch so yeap, had time for selfies 🙊
Trish and Casey tsumtsuming their time away during the long journey while I caught some sleep LOL too tired. I love sleeping while on public transport haha it's so productive 🤗
Breakfast! A giant crab stick and strawberry milk from Family Mart!
Trish with her sandwich 😙 We had to rush to our hotel to drop off our luggage and then walk over to Washington Hotel where the Yokoso bus pick up for our day trip was.
And off we go!!
We booked this day trip via Yokoso (you can google the website) and they do lots of different japan tours and day trips and it's pretty good IMO because it's affordable and saves on a lot of hassle especially when you want to visit destinations that are a little more out of the way like Hitachi Seaside Park where we were headed.
Reached the park!!
It was a little gloomy but thank god it wasn't raining at least. It's sort of rainy season in Japan now so I was really hoping the weather would be alright!
Apparently there was free entry that day at Hitachi Seaside Park so it was really crowded. Though I guess usually it's quite crowded too?
Depending on what time of the year you go, different flowers bloom at the park! We were there during the season of nemophila, these gorgeous little blue flowers that bloom all over the hills 😍
Lots of Japanese locals bring their dogs to the parks and there was some samoyed gathering going on with six huge furry bears looking SOOO adorable 😍😍😍
Being arranged in front of the flower fields for a photoshoot.. Ain't they the cutest things ever?
Here's what the little blue flowers look like up close!
It was really gorgeous despite the cloudy skies. If you are lucky and go there on a good day, you'll see even more blooms all over the fields and brilliant blue skies!
Great photo op opportunities abound but you need to work the angles cos the entire park was really crowded and there were people everywhere 😂
There were also other flowers around the different parts of the park like these red poppy-looking blooms and we walked around exploring the park for quite a bit 😍
After lunch, we headed for part two of our tour at Ashikaga Flower Park to see wisteria!
ARENT THEY GORGEOUS? 😍😍😍
The season was already sort of ending so it wasn't as lush and beautiful but the wisteria was still so romantic and dreamy looking ❤️
There were also the most gorgeous roses in all kinds of colours too!
Look at these beauties! 🌹
Secretly loving the long coach ride back to Tokyo cos I needed my sleep badly 😂
The coach dropped us off at Shinjuku station and we went off looking for dinner – Ended up at a small sushi place somewhere along the streets called "Sushiko" if i'm not mistaken!
I had this don that was MADE for me – I don't usually have a lot of raw food but everything in this bowl was perfect – Fresh uni, salmon, scallop, roe and crab meat! 🤗
Check out all that goodness 😍😍😍 And fresh wasabi too!
We could watch the sushi chef mould and make each piece of sushi right in front of us and it looked so legit 👍🏻
Trish and Casey's 👌🏻 Yummy stuff!
Digging in – so worth it for 2000 yen!
Finally making our way back to our hotel after a really long day out 😂😂😂 That's Japan for you~
Home sweet home at our small but cozy hotel in Shinjuku area!