So a couple of days ago, I posted photos from the first half of our adventures in Japan. Today I have pictures from the second half of our trip.
After spending a few days in Tokyo doing some shopping, sightseeing, getting together with family, and going to a festival, we hopped on a plane to Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hideko’s father was from a small town there, so we went to his hometown and were joined by more family and together we visited his grave (ohakamairi).
After that, we did some sightseeing and went to an onsen (hot spring hotel) where we basically hung out in pajamas for two days taking hot baths in natural spring water and eating lots of food. Awesome huh?
On the road again
Hokkaido miso ramen
This was the sweetest, juiciest, most delicious melon I’ve EVER HAD. Each melon costs $38.
And then we were finally on our way back home.
Flying into Narita
I wish I could have taken pictures of the gorgeous hot springs, especially the ones outside (think HOT natural bath surrounded by beautiful trees and mountainside), but that would have been pretty awkward (did I mentioned that everyone is completely nekkid in the baths??)
Anyways, thanks for coming along with me on my little Japan recap. Although we had a ton of fun and everything went as smoothly as we could have hoped for, it certainly was not easy. We had plenty of meltdowns (and not just the baby), jet lag totally kicked our butts and we resorted to all sorts of things we never thought we’d do just to get through the day. We learned a lot about traveling with a toddler and I’ll try to share some of those things soon.
And I promise that I’ll get back to sewing posts eventually. I just don’t know when. 🙂
Have a great weekend, wherever you are!!
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