When we first moved to SE Asia, I didn’t know much about Cambodia and had no real inkling to go check it out. I just figured it would be hard with the baby and that there wasn’t any bang for the buck. Boy, was I wrong. Our trip to Cambodia was probably the best trip we have taken thus far. It was full of adventure with things we never thought we would see in our lifetime. The splendors of Angkor National Park are truly incredible. I can’t recommend it enough.
We ended up doing a tour that took us from Tokyo, up to the 5th station at Mount Fuji, down the other side of the mountain to Hakone, up the cable car to the peak, and down into a lake cruise around the area. Was a full day with lots to see. It is pretty incredible that this is about 1 hour out of central Tokyo. That is one of my favorite things about Tokyo as well as Hong Kong. You can be in the middle of the some of the most dense cities in the world, yet a short drive out to the wilderness and mountains. Incredible!
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.