Today is our last day in Tokyo. I cannot bring to words how this city has made me feel. I love everything about it! The organized chaos, the people, the food, shopping… Everything. I can’t believe that we are leaving and I am actually quite sad about it. I’m sure however that the rest of Japan will be just as unforgettable as Tokyo was. Arigatou dozaimasu Tokyo!
Shinjuku-gyoen is known as the most beautiful park to witness the cherry blossom season. We are a bit late for the cherry blossom in Tokyo, but were really lucky to still see some of it in the park. The sight of falling leaves is also very magical, as the ground is all pink 🙂 It made for a very cute photo of a babygirl playing with the flowers. The park was full of families who brought food for picknicks and it was so nice to see all of them enjoy their day. This park is nice if you are looking for nice scenery and would like to have a laid back day at the park.
When we went back to the subway station we saw a huge line waiting outside a tiny shop. Since it’s food, Mark and I were interested in what the fuss was all about. These cheese tarts are a specialty all the way from Hokkaido (Japan’s most northern island) and I guess they are very popular. Most people bought 6 tarts at a time, but we only took 2 to taste. THEY WERE SO GOOD!!! If you ever come across there, then please try them.
Our next stop was Yoyogi Park. Many blogs and travelshows always cover this park as the park where a lot of people do whatever they want and let go of their normal daily lives. We were expecting to see many people in costumes or people practicing tai chi. The craziest thing we saw were men in skirts practicing some kind of act.
So for now I am saying sayonara to Tokyo. Thank you for having us and being so kind to us. I really hope to see you in the future again!
Our trip now continues to Nikko, a small town full of historical sights that characterize the Edo period of Japan. Our first trip with the shinkansen 🙂