jr tokyo wide pass: day 1

Hello!

I hope you are all well (she says to herself).  But yes, I am well.  It was Golden Week last week in Japan. We left it too late to book anywhere abroad.  Well, we could have but it would have cost a small fortune, so we just had a what’s that recent buzzword again?, oh, staycation.  We got a JR Tokyo Wide Pass (and that’s JR east which caused a lot of confusion for us – Dear JR, maybe put east in the pass’ actual name?).  So, where did we go?

We went to Kawaguchiko on Wednesday ...

april memories and may wish list

april memories
I’ve been really terrible for blogging recently, I apologise for that.  I haven’t been tending to take many photos either whilst I’ve been out and about but I’ll share the ones that I have taken.

I started off the month by going to see the cherry blossoms (you can see more pictures here if you would like).  This below two photos are at Yasukuni Shrine.

Then these were taken at The Imperial Palace, at the moat.  The queue for the boats was ridiculous.

 
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ume matsuri

On Sunday, it was a beautiful day here.  Not as warm as Saturday but we had lovely clear, blue skies and it was the perfect weather to go and see the plum blossoms!  So we went to 亀戸天神 (Kameido-Tenjin Shrine).

These green signs led the way from the station.  The main road that we went along was pedestrianised which I loved.  Not sure if this is just an every so often thing or an every Sunday thing, but it felt very daring to be able to just walk in the middle of the road.

We got to the shrine and ...

2016 memories

leaves

Indulge me if you will in my highlights and lowlights of 2016.  It will be photo heavy, just to warn you.

january

We went on the Highgate Cemetery tour.  Very informative and something different to do in London.

highgate

We also went to visit my husband’s family in Italy.

pizza

february

We did the supreme Saturday at Yauatcha in The City.  Beautiful!

yauatcha

march

It was my mum’s birthday and we went to El Gato Negro in Manchester which was really divine.

elgatonegro

april

I got to see Weezer twice in April! Manchester and London.  The best band ever!

rivers

weezer

Took my mum to Barcelona ...