We traveled back home from Tokyo on an overnight flight. After checking out of our hotel room in the morning, we decided to do one last walk around the nearby Hamarikyu Gardens and enjoyed a tea ceremony.
It was a lovely and calm adventure in the park. Lots of beautiful Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) and high rises in the background. A perfect description of how the Tokyo lifestyle is.
Before heading back on our plane to Vancouver, we also decided to do a late afternoon lunch with one last traditional Japanese meal.
Cold Udon with Fujisoba beef. This was a slightly spicier meal than I expected (should’ve noticed the wasabi on the edge), but the beer was chilled perfectly to wash it down.
After lunch, we made our way back up towards Tokyo Tower. We stopped to visit the “Care Guardian Deities of Children“. The little stone statues with red hats and windmills dedicated to the safety of children and a memorial to miscarried and stillborn children.
We finally ended our day with a dessert from a market tent and a beer outside the hotel. Many crazy memories were made. And a big thank you to the people of Tokyo for such wonderful hospitality.
I wish we didn’t have to leave. We are ready to start planning our return.