Couldn’t have picked for a better location than to spend one of our last trips for the next couple of months before Bun’s arrival than Tokyo. A trip really different from the rest where we spent most of the time just walking around the city in a leisurely fashion and looked for places to eat rather than shopping.
Speaking of shopping, my buys were far more conservative than the Man’s and Bun’s. 🙂 We got Bun several sets of new clothes plus those uber soft Japanese towels that were oh-so-expensive but we figured that the years of mileage would be justifiable. Oh-kay, I digressed.
On Monday, we were greeted with warm sunshine and clear blue skies, so we decided to make a picnic out of the afternoon and headed down to Shinjuku National Park for some sakura viewing.
I was also careful what we packed for our lunch picnic after suffering from ‘food coma’ (ie: indigestion and heartburn) the night before, so we bought assorted items and walked away with my fave loaf of Chocolate bread from Johan Paris from Ginza. That’s our picnic-do that we hastily put together. Bread, some fruit, karage for the Man and a Katsu (pork loin) with egg sandwich from Maisen. It made for a satisfying quick-lunch! 🙂
With no prep whatsoever, we were thankful for the weather and the dry ground that allowed us to basically sprawl across the green without any picnic-mats. The rest of the people we saw came prepared but I guess all can be forgiven on our end since we were tourists. ;p The Park was pretty crowded too for a Monday! Guess people just wanted to take advantage of the great weather to view the flowers before they all go away.
So after lunch, we took a leisurely walk around the Park for more photos and just appreciate the wonder of the Cherry Blossoms.
This is truly our fave time to be in Tokyo – Spring and Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)! Simply beautiful and magical! 🙂