Japan 2k16 – (April 16 to April 17)

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I will be creating a separate blog post for April 16 – 17 since a LOT has happened and if I did place it in the previous post, it would make it too long. ANYWAYS —

I went to Lake Kawaguchiko (near Mt. Fuji) with my uncle and his family and attended the Cherry Blossom Festival!

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On the way there!
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We stopped by the station to ride another bus that takes us directly to the lake / festival and I saw these cookies! They are so cute – shaped like little Mt. Fujis!
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I bought a box of 10 assorted cookies to share with my friends in the dorm πŸ™‚
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These were the flavors inside the box! Personally, my favorites were strawberry, earl grey, and chocolate!

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I also bought the limited edition cookie set of sakura cookies and matcha cookies, but I had them sent back home for my family.
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Mt. Fuji rice crackers (assorted flavors) were also sent back to the Philippines!
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Anyway – here we are in Lake Kawaguchiko! πŸ˜€
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Here is the festival map!

When I went, it was the first day of the festival, so not everything was in full bloom yet, but the sight still made me speechless.

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Hello, Mt. Fuji!

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If you notice, you can see two Mt. Fujis in this photo! πŸ™‚

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My uncle, my aunt, and my cousins:

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(I love this shot so much.)

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Before lunch, we finished walking through the entire trail and we noticed a foot bath area! Of course, we tried it and soaked our tired feet in hot water.

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At one end of the festival, they were selling some goods and snacks!

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When I saw this, I literally ran to it. I mean, who doesn’t love sweet potatoes (especially when they’re warm)?
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There was also a lady selling some green bean dessert, so I tried it too.
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It tasted good; if you like eating red beans and black beans – then you’d like this! πŸ™‚
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Steps 1 – 3.
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When I saw this, I knew I wanted to try something — but everything (yes, EVERYTHING) was out of stock already!
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Lunch consisted of ramen and ol’ fashioned milk tea!
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Fried fish paste in the shape of Mt. Fuji!

We eventually had to leave the festival, so we made our way back to Tokyo (2-3 hours bus ride). We ate dinner at Ramen Street (!!!)

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Then headed back to Shinjuku / the AirBnb — not before having a quick stop at Mcdonalds:

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Was finally able to try this ❀

Well, that was my weekend! So sorry for the late post 😦 so many things are happening and the school work is piling up really fast!

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