I found a weekend of pictures from spring that I never blogged!! eek. How could that have happened?! I hate super late blogging because I'm not nearly as excited about the pictures as I was when it happened- and I can't remember my favorite details- but I'll do my best!
Shifunekannon reminded me of a Dr. Suess book. It was incredible. It never ceases to amaze me when we can walk into such an incredible display of nature right in the middle of a concrete jungle. This place is literally giant bowl of hydrangea bushes and shrines plopped in the middle of a hugely and densely populated city.
I love this picture of the ice cream worker helping the older ladies pick out their flavors.
we also visited ashikaga sometime in spring :) It was a decent drive- but pretty beautiful. Driving AWAY from tokyo is always pretty relaxing and beautiful so we don't mind going a little further to get places. Heading towards tokyo is almost always a bit crazy and/or stressful! Traffic is one of my least favorite things in the whole world.
Ashikaga has some of the hanging wisteria that japan is so famous for. I preferred the truffula trees and dr seuss bushes to this place! Botany is my least favorite branch of biology. I find it rather boring. But- the flowers were beautiful- just not all that exciting.
so- here are a bunch of pictures I felt obligated to take since I paid so much to go into the gardens. It cost us something like 5xs as much as shiofunekannon.