Jet lag worked in our favor for our Sunday plans. We planned to get out of the house early Sunday morning and begin our day at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. I wanted to share the beautiful Sakura in the National Garden with both Dave and the Thompsons. I also knew the garden would become very busy. We arrived about a half hour after it opened and there were already many people prepped for Hanami.
We enjoyed walking through the garden. Yet again, we were lucky with more beautiful weather.
As we walked, we enjoyed the opportunity to view so many Sakura still in bloom.
After leaving the gardens, we stopped for lunch and then caught the train to Harajuku. As many times as we have been to Harajuku, I have never it seen it so crowded. This was the train ride to Harajuku.
The girls made a brief stop to purchase cat ears. Because, Japan.
At one point, about half way down Takeshita Street, the crowd came to a complete standstill. We ended up having to push our way out and slip down a side street.
The crowd left us weary and in need of a break from the crowd. We decided to walk to Shibuya instead of riding another crowded train. It was actually an enjoyable and somewhat entertaining walk.
After the crowd at Harajuku, Shibuya didn’t seem too crazy!
From Shibuya Crossing, we took the train to Gumyoji. I wanted Jennifer (and everyone else) to experience Yozakura. It was yet again, a beautiful evening.
These two! Candy covered strawberries dipped in sugar.
We caught one last train home. It was a long day for the first day of a Julia tour. For the record, I think the kids won this round.