Dinner at On The Table last night, followed by a cup of coffee at Starbucks. It’s so rare to get a day where I can just chill.
T4 is so nice and quiet. I like how the boarding gates aren’t enclosed like at the other terminals. My flight is delayed at the last minute, and it’s nice to be able to walk around while waiting instead of getting stuck in an enclosed area without a toilet. Thankfully the delay is only for an hour.
Got these reminder knot earrings from @themindfulcompany the other day! I was out with Ethan one day, and after getting home, realized that one of my earrings had dropped. Thinking that the missing earring was lost outside (and there was no chance of me finding it), I searched for a new pair and found this. I liked the simple and meaningful design, and they had it in rose gold too. Told husband that I was thinking of getting it, and he ordered it while I wasn’t looking. Well, it turns out that I lost my earring at home, and it turned up a few days later. I’m really thankful about think, since it was an expensive pair with sentimental value. But I’ll be wearing my new pair from now!
Shibuya crossing on a Friday evening is way more crowded than it seems in the photo. It was cloudy on Friday, and the rain came pouring on Saturday as Typhoon Jongdari slammed into central Japan. We had initially planned to go to Kyushu for this trip, but luckily changed it to Tokyo, or we would have been caught in the typhoon. Good thing we decided not to head out to the Mt Fuji area and Atami as well, as the rain and wind was so much worse in those places as compared to Tokyo.
There’s something really beautiful about Torii Gates. I’m not sure if it’s the structure or the lovely red colour, but I like looking at them. There was a line of people waiting to take photos when we went, so we had to be quick. No time to get the perfect shot. #hakone
[Shiro Hige’s Cream Puff Factory] Came here for the Totoro cream puffs. (So cute!) It’s in a residential area, but close to the metro station and not too difficult to find. Prices for eating in are slightly higher than for taking out, and you have to get a drink if you’re just getting the cream puffs while eating in the store. It’s a small space, relatively quiet, and with few tourists. They do have set meals as well if you drop by for lunch. #tokyo
Sulphur, more sulphur, and black eggs. It’s a pity we couldn’t see Mt Fuji as it was cloudy. The hiking trails were still closed due to volcanic gases, but at least the ropeway (cable car) was operational and we could head up there and walk around the station area.
Hakone: Venetian Glass Museum #hakone