Here are some photos from last weekend.
Last Saturday, I had a solo trip to Chichibu, Saitama. Ever since I saw photos of Shibazakura (Pink Moss) in the internet, I've always wanted to visit such pink heaven! Unfortunately, for the past 4/5 years here in Japan, I wasn't able to do so (reason = TIME ;_;).
Though I came quite early (the park just opened last April 15/16, I think), seeing the abundance of the pretty shibazakura .. I was so stunned! The place doesn't even look like real! *_*
Anyway, before I go and show all the photos, here are some ~artsy~ photos I took during my "journey", haha!
Went to Omiya station to ride the Takasaki Line (local) for Kumagaya. From Kumagaya, I took the Chichibu line.. and unexpectedly, I got to ride a pretty limited express train!
Bonus: There weren't soooo many people!
Travel essentials! Say hi to my newly baptized cute dino bag by Hedda.
How cute is this train?? And in my favorite shade of blue?
I actually have more (like a hundred more lol) photos taken using my other camera but here's a summary of my adventure to "Hitsujiyama Park".
I didn't get lost that day so I'm still feeling quite proud of that fact. Haha!
As you can see, it's not yet in super full bloom.. so if you're in Japan / Tokyo, you can still see the Shibazakura in this park!
Shibazakura Hill, a beautiful spring sightseeing spot located in Hitsujiyama Park, overlooks the entire city area of Chichibu. About 400,000 moss phloxes are in full bloom from early in April to early in May on a hill that is approximately 17,600 square meters in size. Furthermore, approximately 1,000 cherry trees, including yoshino cherry, weeping cherry, and double-petal cherry trees, planted in the park, blossom out in April. The moss phloxes and cherry trees serve as colorful harbingers of spring in April. (source)
With my bestfriend that day: Gudetama selfie stick!
Hobonichi output of the day!
Thanks Justin for helping me out with this one. He wrote the entire paragraph :))
Such pretty Japanese patterns!
Melon frappucino that I have yet to try!
Hello again, Kawagoe!
My aunts from the US came to Japan 3 weeks ago. I got to bond with them during their last day (yesterday) at Kawagoe, Saitama.
I feel like Saitama is an underrated prefecture, haha! If you're in Tokyo and you want to visit our own version of "Little Edo", you will surely enjoy the town of Kawagoe!
So many attempts to get one of these.. ;_;
Golden hour ~
For more photos of Kawagoe, please feel free to browse through my past entries! :)
Hope you guys enjoyed my photospam!