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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Our Kawaii Tokyo E-book + Past Weekends + ABC Mag by Abbey 📔

Hi everyone!

Here is this week’s update & photo dump! Enjoy the photos!

Last night, we’ve finally released our first travel guide e-book project under the Our Kawaii Tokyo brand! It’s a creative guide / compilation of our favorite hangout places in Harajuku, Shibuya & Shinjuku. If you love the things that I visit or hoard (coughs stationery coughs), you will also enjoy exploring around Tokyo with this guide.

Ashley, Allie and I really worked hard on this one (2 years in the making or so, lol #nevergiveup). Allie did the entire layout & everything’s wonderfully done!

We had to change many pages along the way because some shops closed down & we wanted to give the reader a more user-friendly experience (putting ourselves in her/his shoes) so. We hope that you will also enjoy browsing our mini guide. We wish to create more themed travel guides in the future. ^^

The price right now for June 2017 is 1200 JPY. You can purchase it from Rainbowholic Shop. ^^

Illustrations / patterns by Allie. Photos by everybody 🙂

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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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Higashimurayama’s Iris Festival 2016

Hi everyone!

Last Sunday, I went on a trip to Higashimurayama, Tokyo. It is located in the western area of Tokyo. It was my first time there and I almost took the same route when I went to Totoro’s Forest.

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Waited for almost 20 minutes to take a photo of the pretty Seibu yellow train.

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A day will not be complete without any hobonichi documentation! XD

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First time to see an Iris flower!

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Summer vibes everywhere. Children were trying to catch mini fishes (or were those tadpoles? haha) and bugs!

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Cutest moment that day.

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