“Is it really Spring?” That was my first question that hit my head when I arrived at Shinjuku Station. I was freezing as hell as I waited for my friends to arrive. Tokyo was so much colder than the cities in Kansai Region. Maybe since it’s in northern part of Japan and April has just started.
With my pocket wifi on, I messaged then whom I suspected were still sleeping. Haha and I was right! I went to a Mcdonald’s (my saviour as always!) to warm myself up and ate some breakfast while waiting for them. For my two-day stay in Tokyo, I spent it with them so yey! Free accommodation^^
After meeting them, we went to their home for a while so I can freshen up before going to Yamanashi and see Mt. Fuji. The most unexpected thing happened, it was still snowing on that prefecture! So there was really a high probability that we won’t be seeing Mt. Fuji and it’s perfect coned-shape.
After our short daytrip to Yamanashi, we needed to go back early as it was still snowing and their car tires were already changed for Spring.
We dropped by at Shibuya to meet another neighbor of ours who were visiting Japan and for me to meet my dear Hachiko!
On the next day, I accompanied my friend in the hospital for her check-up and it was really amazing. Everything was automatic (haha) meaning, you don’t need so much staff and nurses around. While doing my favorite hobby, people watching, I noticed old people mostly stayed in the area. Well, Japan is known for being an old population. We also tried taking a taxi in Tokyo which was expensive like here in Singapore but, their cars are much nicer. Vintage type and automatic door opening (haha, i was in awe!)
Then finally, cherry blossoms!! I want to weep! Finally I’ve seen them, and not in a touristy part of the city, but, near the hospital that we went to!
After which, we went to Shinjuku to buy some souvenirs, shoes^^ and roam around the area.
For my last day in Japan, we went to see Asakusa Temple and the parks around it plus Ueno Park^^
As much as I wanted to try a Kimono and walk around, i feel too cold to do it 👘✌🏻 maybe next time i will!^^
That’s all for my 3/3 Japan Spring Series travel diary.
Up next, Japan foodgasm!