Due to good timing and using our incoming anniversary as an excuse, we made a trip to catch Hanami in Japan! Meaning of Hanami on wikipedia.

The photos in this entry were taken in Yoyogi park taken on 21 March. I think this was probably the best day during the whole trip for Hanami photos. Please click on the photos for full view!

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We had a long day out at Showa Kinen Koen, and on our way back to our lodgings, we came across a shop selling a summer Oyatsu (Oyatsu means a snack) – Hon Warabi Mochi, they were handing out little pieces for free test tasting, and we got curious despite being super tired, and didn’t regret trying it out!

The packaging has this URL: http://www.kanesue.net

It was so delicious we went back for more on a different day, the 2nd time we went, the person who served us know that we’re foreigners (LOL) and after we paid, he said “4 days” to us (if I didn’t recall wrongly) he meant this can keep for up to 4 days in the fridge :)

The brown powder is finely ground soy beans – kinako. The mochi is soft but bouncy, and when chilled it is really refreshing :) I’m drooling as I type this! XP~~~

Highly recommended if you’re in Japan in the summer and come across their little shop inside the Ikebukuro station :)

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We went to Showa Kinen Koen again during our last trip and decided to rent a bike to get around the HUGE park more efficiently. ^^

Entrance fee for adult was only 400 yen ^^/

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Sorry for the long wait! Been kinda busy ^^;

Shinjuku Koen is one of our favourite parks to visit, and it’s nice to see it again despite that we had already missed the cherry blossom season.

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So while we were in Japan, we HAD to visit the life size Gundam!

I brought my spoilt favourite dollfie dream Aki, I think she had a lovely time too!

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Sorry for the wait for photos from Japan ^^; Above is a picture taken at one of the Torii’s at Meiji Jingu on a gorgeous Saturday!

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Busy busy!

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