LAST DAY IN JAPAN
After 11 beautiful days in the Land of the Rising Sun, I am finally heading off to my next stop.
But before I leave, I had one more family to say hi-goodbye to.
Waiting for my cousins at Ueno station, Tokyo…
Reunited and it feels so good! Meet my kuya Jun, ate Ched and baby Kenji (hidden in his stroller).
One last ramen fight!
After lunch, I still had a few hours to spare before my flight so we walked around a little.
My faithful backpack has travelled with me since 2013.
I’m impressed at how Japan makes life so easy. Almost every human service has a machine counterpart which makes everything more convenient.
Oh look, my classmates!
Matcha ice cream. This is something you should try!
Even if it was just for a short time, I’m happy I was able to catch up with my cousins. It makes me proud to see relatives working hard and thriving well in other countries.
And I finally met this adorable little munchkin with the biggest eyes! *gigil*
Now that I’m older, I find people more interesting than places. When I travelled in my younger years, I would explore a country by going to all the top tourist destinations. Now I’d rather sit and talk with people and learn about their stories. I am hungry to see life through their experiences.
I haven’t had the chance to really explore Japan. But I’m satisfied because I saw the people I wanted to see. They all have added wealth to my bank of wisdom.
Now off to the airport and on to Korea. Goodbye Japan, see you again soon!
|The flight||Sick and stuck in Mito|
|The arrival||The Kairakuen Garden|
|Memorial Sunday||Lake Senba (Senbako Lake)|
|Travel to Mito, Iberaki||Life in Mito|
|Review: Mito Riverside Hotel||A day in Ueno Tokyo|