First and foremost, please do know that I have been mia for the longest time. I don't even want to mention how long, because when has that ever been a surprise? But I'm back and better, and I promise to post regularly. If not you have been granted the permission to unfollow me and block me out of your life... Slightly kidding aside :(
If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I recently came back from my trips to Japan and Batanes--both spectacular places that I'd be more than willing to rave about. As you can tell from the pictures, this post is about Japan and how I casually try to take decent photos in front of the ever so beautiful Cherry Blossoms. Also known as Sakura, this flower was actually one of the main reasons we booked a flight within the months of March and April. It's true what they say, there is absolutely no better time to visit Japan than during Cherry Blossom season.
For this trip, we focused on going all around Tokyo. We visited places like: Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ginza, Akihabara and Roponggi. We actually stayed in Shinjuku, which was my absolute favorite. There's a special vibe to Shinjuku that makes you want to stay and just roam around in your comfiest clothing while heading out for some midnight Family Mart. Don't get me wrong though, I loved other places too! I absolutely enjoyed sight-seeing and shopping in Harajuku, especially since I got to admire all the cute and colorful outfits that I don't get to see in Manila.
I enjoyed everything so much--from the food, to the ambiance, to the warm and welcoming people... Everything in the places I went to made me want to stay there, except for the loooong lines I had to endure whenever we wanted to try something out! Although, I honestly didn't mind because the Japanese restaurants sure did verify their worth. Food was authentic and clean, which to me, was a huge thumbs up. :) As my mother ticked off a box from her bucket list, I on the other hand, pictured myself coming back to this city to see the Cherry Blossoms countless times.