Hello everyone! The time has finally come for me to share my photos from my recent trip to Japan. I got home four days ago and was heart broken to leave Tokyo. Partly because I had a statistics exam the day after arriving home but mostly because of how beautiful and magnificent the country is.
I have been to Japan once before several years ago and am thrilled that I got the opportunity to go back. I met up with my family, who had already been there for two weeks, in Tokyo. My stepdad’s family is from Japan and many of them live in Tokyo. We are lucky enough to be able to stay in his uncle’s apartment when we are in Japan. The apartment is located in Shinjuku, one of my favourite areas of Tokyo. I find staying in an apartment and being a part of a local neighbourhood to be such an incredible way to get a feel for a city.
Some of the activities we got up to while in Tokyo were celebrating Hanami in Ueno Park, which is a cherry blossom viewing festival, seeing the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the National Art Centre Tokyo, visiting friends and family, shopping in Harajuku, taking an incense class, going on a ghost tour, and of course eating! 🍙🍡🍵 I basically lived off of mochi, taiyaki, inari, and curry the entire trip. The weather was absolutely beautiful during my stay and I am so grateful to have been there for cherry blossom season.
I fell in madly in love with Tokyo during this trip and am considering living there for while sometime in the future. I am looking forward to having the time to start studying Japanese this summer along with improving my Italian. I hope you enjoy this post and thank you so much for stopping by!