Sunday, June 12, 2016

June in Japan

This post is going to cover the past 2 weekends - I think! We shall see what actually happens.

Last weekend I went to a women's conference on Saturday. Sunday evening, I decided to head to the beach. I went to Zushi beach for the first time and had a salmon salad by the sea.

I am so spoiled. I know this.




Zushi beach has a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji. It was mostly hidden by haze, so I'm really grateful for my new camera!


 It's not a large beach, but there were a lot of people having fun.


 It's pretty far from my house, so I didn't stay for the whole sunset. I could tell it was going to be lovely, though!

Yesterday I went into Tokyo to have a bit of a wander. I hadn't been to the Imperial Palace yet, so I decided to go check it out.

Here I am, looking a bit wild.













 After wandering around, I was hot and tired. I hopped back on the train headed south. I really wanted to go somewhere to read and think, but I couldn't really decide where. Suddenly, I remembered a lovely park I'd visited with Roz in cherry blossom season in Tamagawa (technically a part of Tokyo, but so chill). I had a bowl of noodles (two random ladies talked to me in English), grabbed an iced latte from Lawsons, and headed to the park.


Ajisai were in full bloom all over the park. It was lovely!



Hi, ajisai!

Can't stop taking pictures!






How do you close your eyes in your own selfie? That takes talent. Well, I was using a timer and sunscreen got in my eyes.


The nice thing about having a blog is posting as many pictures of ajisai as you want!




 Train and flowers! All this shot needs is coffee and a mountain, and my favorite things will be here! Oh, and the sea. Never mind, that would be a bit much.



Eventually, I came back home to my own neighborhood. 

Today I'm going out to Kamakura with a group of people! Maybe I'll post some pics from that adventure when it happens!