botanical garden and pumpkins


It’s nearly Halloween and I love Halloween. That makes it the perfect time of year for me. Although, this year I must say, I haven’t been really feeling so excited for it. I’ve actually been feeling more excited for Christmas. Nevertheless, we went to Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome or 夢の島熱帯植物館 in Japanese, last weekend. I wanted to go last year but kept thinking it would always be packed with people wanting to photograph the pumpkins. I couldn’t have been more wrong, it was practically empty.

It was ¥500 to get in for a couple which I was ecstatic about.

Inside ...

july memories and august wish list

 

trees

july memories

Some things I did in July which I didn’t mention previously

(The trees are nearby.  They look like they are in a very tranquil spot in this picture, but in fact quite a busy road runs alongside them and if you look close enough, you can see Tokyo Tower just peeping through.)

Lanterns at the Tanabata Festival at Zojoji (Temple).

lanterns

Gyukatsu (beef instead of pork – tonkatsu)

gyukatsu

Melon soda and balls of fruity ice at Odaiba

melonsoda

Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園): tea house, matcha and sweets.

teahouse sado view

Salt ice cream place near Azabujuban station, on the way to Roppongi ...