Kamakura’s Ajisai Gardens + Rainbowholic Shop Updates + Life Recently

Hi all!

Here’s my creative photo spam report of our Kamakura adventure last month. Many thanks to Yumiさん for helping me out with the videos and for all the inspiring conversations with you. :”)

Hope you guys enjoy the photo collages as much as I enjoyed making them. ^^

From Tokyo Station, it’s almost an hour away by JR Line (920 JPY for one way). For the directions using Google Maps, please click here.

Ride the JR Yokosuka Line bound for ZUSHI and get off at Kamakura station. You can explore the area by riding the buses or enjoy “Enoden”, their cute little train. Since this is a very touristy spot, there are many passengers riding this train.

I would recommend traveling to Kamakura during a weekday instead of a weekend. We went on a Friday and it was already super packed, what more if it was a weekend, omg lol ~

VIDEO: Hobonichi With Me | Kamakura for Ajisai / Hydrangeas (Hasedera Temple & Meigetsu-in) 💜

Before embarking on any adventure here, as a Japan travel fan, I would recommend that you visit the station’s tourist information booth as they have LOADS of free travel information especially in a place like Kamakura. We originally wanted to visit Meigetsu-in (Ajisai Temple) because of its famous ajisai pathway photo (for the love of #instagram lol). However, we thought it was located at Hasedera Temple since it’s also known for its blue & purple seas of Ajisai. Our target / main goal that day was to take a similar photo of that pathway but we had an interesting change of plans, as I have mentioned haha.

If you are planning to cover these two temples in one day during the next Ajisai season, I would suggest that you arrive earlier (maybe 10AM) and go straight to Meigetsu-in (Kita Kamakura) first to avoid the flock of local and foreign tourists. After that, have some quick lunch and ride the Enoden back at Kamakura station for Hasedera Temple. Upon entering the temple, go to the entrance and get a number and wait for your turn to queue. Don’t forget to hydrate yourself when exploring around Japan during summer! It was too hot that day, lolol.

Hasedera Temple Official Website | ACCESS GUIDE

All of these photos were just taken using my Iphone 6 plus.

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Lavenders, Sunflowers, and Hydrangeas at Tambara Lavender Park

Hello everyone!

Finally had some time to sit down and sort out all the photos from my phone and camera. Yay! 😁

During Ashley’s second day in Saitama, we decided to explore Gunma prefecture for the first time! It’s nearer from where I’m located than being in Tokyo so we were able to maximize the entire day!

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When Ashley and I were talking about our synced vacation together, she suggested Tambara Lavender Park.

Seriously, this girl really knows how to research amazing places! :”)

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The place really reminded me of Farm Tomita in Hokkaido.

Last year (at around this time) was when I visited Hokkaido all by myself, omg! Time really FLIES!!

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Beautiful lavenders!

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The best part of this trip? I got to spend it with Ashley!

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While she wanted to see lavenders.. I wanted to see sunflowers. And it was such a delightful surprise when we saw a mini park / area just for sunflowers inside Tambara Lavender Park!

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Lake Kawaguchi, Hydrangeas, Onsen and Icecream

Konbanwa~!

For today’s photospam entry, I will be sharing with you photos from our impromptu weekend at Kawaguchiko. This was around 3-4 weeks ago, if my memory is correct, hehe!

We left Saitama early and picked up items for work in Shizuoka area. Since we were already there, my brother decided to treat us all with a short vacation (or staycation? haha)~

We spent 2 hours in the afternoon at Gotemba Premium Outlets (which we also blogged at OurKawaii.Tokyo) and stayed at a hotel with onsen / hotspring for overnight. The next day, we went around Lake Kawaguchi (didn’t expect to see hydrangeas / ajisai!) and ate lots of icecream, haha. We also rode a bus and went to a random place (such a bad blogger for forgetting names of places lololol) near the base of Mt. Fuji. ^^

Hopefully in this lifetime, I would be able to climb Mt. Fuji too like those professional hikers that we met, hehe. Dreaming big as always, hahaha.

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Before starting our roadtrip, we bought some snacks to munch while inside the car.

Black Pepper-flavored Pringles = THE BEST!

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