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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Gudetama + Daily Japan Life + Love 💛

Hi everyone!

Currently on a lunch break right now and I need to head back soon to the office (which is just.. 30 seconds away lolol). Thought I should update something here about recent happenings. I’m actually feeling a bit sick but for some reason, my mind is just so overly active. My body wants to rest, but my mind is feeling restless huhuhuhu send help.. ;_;

Anyway, here are just some random photos I took that I wanna share 🙂

GUDETAMAAAAA

Complete Pikachu babies! Thank you Sponsorさん lol!

Grandma Kaila style ~

Growing Gudetama plushie collection. Perfect for my videos & #flatlays, lol!

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Souvenir Jacket Giveaway + Kawaii Journaling Workshop Form 🌸

Hi everybody!

Just a quick blog update before I watch a Korean drama again, lolol. #priorities

Hobonichi With Me | Win a Souvenir Jacket from JLM-STORE.com 🇯🇵

Read full mechanics here: www.japanlover.me/jlmcontest

Win any of these jackets! Take your pick 😉

Also, the registration form for the journaling + brush lettering workshop is now up!

Kawaii Journaling & Brush Lettering Workshop Registration Form (03/11/2016 / Sat / 1-4PM)

[Workshop Details]

  • Date: March 11, 2016 (Saturday)
  • Time: 1:00-4:00 PM (3 hours)
  • Fee: 8,000 JPY (Discounted rate from 10,000 JPY)
  • Instructors: Kaila Ocampo, Anne Kate Pinero & Allie Principe
  • Topics: Kawaii Journaling, Brush Lettering Basics, and Stamp Carving Demo
  • Details:
  • Slots available: 8 people maximum
  • Registration is open from February 6, 2016 – March 8, 2016. ♥

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Hobonichi Techo Updates + Ichigo Daifuku Class + JLM STUDIO?! 📷

Hi everybody!

Here are some hobonichi diary updates recently~! I’ll let the pages do the sharing about my life these past few days, haha!

Ichigo season, my favorite!

Finally got to finish this video! I was actually aiming to upload another video but the memory card got lost somewhere, huhu.

Hobonich With Me | Stationery Cafe & Shopping Day in Tokyo w/ Knatt 💟 }

Knatt‘s Hobonichi entry ~

Super enjoyed the stamping area at Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro!

Super kawaii stickers from Korea! Thanks, Chingu Jack!

My all-time favorite Japanese souvenir jacket / sukajan from JLM-STORE.com~

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