The weather over here is getting really nice, and it's been getting into the 60s consistently now for a month or so, and a couple days in the 70s. Quite a bit different from the NW I'm used to, having rain up till June. About 3 weeks ago the Cherry blossoms came, and were here for about 10 days or so. In Japan that's a pretty big thing for most people as their culture is built pretty heavily on the beauty of nature. They tend to plant huge groves of cherry trees in parks and along river banks just so that in the spring they can have "Hanami" (Cherry blossom viewing), where they go to the park, lay out some blankets and have a good excuse to have some drinks and socialize. On a nice weekend day in the bigger parks in Tokyo, there are potentially thousands of people out for the event. We weren't able to see such a big gathering this year because I work on the weekends, but we did go to a big park in Tokyo and got some nice pictures. Those will come in a bit. It was rainy, so we didn't hang out too long.
Other than that, we went to an old city nearby called Kamakura, which is famous here for being one of Japan's old capital cities, of which there are several. Those places have remained relatively untouched through war times and other events, so you can see what traditional Japan is all about.
Also, we went to a cool island in the bay here called Enoshima where there were some great views of Mt Fuji and other things.
So, that's more or less what I've been up to in the last couple months. Here are some pictures of the adventures!
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Hiratsuka Sogo Park
A nice park about 10 minutes from our apartment
And of course, some food!
That's all for now, thanks for reading!!