We missed the peak of cherry blossom season in Tokyo by a few weeks but many of the flowering bushes were in bloom, giving color all around the city. We visited the Sensoji temple, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Tokyo. It is said to be the most sacred and spectacular temple in Tokyo. The temple survived the 1923 earthquake in Tokyo, but not the bombings of World War II. The main buildings have been rebuilt since.
Before I spent a major chunk of time in Tokyo, I felt like Hong Kong was the “NYC of Asia”. It had the iconic skyline and constant hustle that New York holds. After a week in Tokyo, it certainly gets the prize. It was an amazing experience that saw us go from the packed streets of Harajaku to the 5th station at Mt. Fuji.
Our next post will be of our Mt. Fuji and Hakone trip.
The Gardens by the Bay was having a Tulip Mania event in the flower dome. We took a walk up to enjoy the amazing flowers in bloom.
As I mull through the 1,300+ photos from Tokyo, here was an easy edit and post from the Marina Barrage in Singapore. We took the short walk from our house to enjoy the sunshine during the day and decided to go back for the sunset and the super trees lighting up.
With my mom in town, we decided to show her the islands surrounding Phuket and the greater area. We went cruising through Phang Nga Bay in the Andaman Sea. There are so many incredible things to see and we had a great boat crew to take us along.
My mom flew into Singapore and we thought it would be a great surprise to take her to Thailand for a few days. We stayed at the JW Marriott, just north of the airport and it was incredible. You don’t have the hustle and bustle that the south of Phuket is known for it is very peaceful, clean, and quiet.
Lots more from our boating adventure in Phuket next post!