Day 6 of our week–long stay in Tokyo was spent going around Tokyo Tower (although we didn’t go up), dropping by Odaiba, and then passing by Shibuya. The rest of the time was spent packing up and buying last-minute souvenirs since we would be flying home the following day. But anyway, here’s the day in pictures:
A lively night in Shinjuku. Then again, Shinjuku’s always lively^^
For the weekly photo challenge “Lines“
After our Disney weekend was a trip to Shinjuku Gyoen and Asakusa. But first was a stop at Shinjuku Bus Terminal to inquire about tickets going to Oshino Hakkai.
We ought to have reserved beforehand because the schedule we wanted was no longer available. So no trip to see Mt. Fuji up close + a chance to see a world heritage site.
Anyway, we pushed on to Shinjuku Gyoen which was more or less nearby. My friends wanted to go back to the apartment and rest (because we averaged about 20,000 steps a day for the past four days haha^^; ) but when we finally got to the garden, it was just breathtaking and worth it:
From Shinjuku Gyoen, we headed on to Asakusa by cab. The ride took about half an hour long but the time went somewhat smoothly because it was a good way to go sightseeing still and I had occasional conversations with the driver. I think I used up my Japanese by the time we arrived at Asakusa but nevertheless the cab ride let us have a much-needed rest. Btw, most of the cab drivers in Tokyo are grandpas but this one was a Daniel Wu look-alike in his early 50s.
I’ve been to Asakusa before, but here are my spring edition photos:
My friends were able to buy souvenirs in Nakamise Doori and we enjoyed street food for dinner. Instead of ketchup, there’s lemon extract to pair with fried chicken.
Just two stops for day 5 but certainly satisfying.
It’s my seventh month here in the US and I’m still yet to slip back into the corporate cogwheel. There have been days when I’d feel really down, but after a third time breaking down I decided to choose looking at the good things God has given me since I got here.
This pic is from my daily walks, something that has become a routine for me, a way to clear my head and reflect at times too, keep healthy in all aspects, and pause and appreciate my surroundings. I’ve always admired how beautiful prolific wild flowers can be. It also reminds me of Matthew 6:26 – 34, particularly v. 30: “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (NKJV)
For the weekly photo challenge, Prolific