Jenna in Japan

My Random Adventures in Japan

Jenna in Japan

My Random Adventures in Japan

Jenna in Japan

My Random Adventures in Japan

Jenna in Japan

My Random Adventures in Japan

Jenna in Japan

My Random Adventures in Japan

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Biking to Shishigahana Park

Two weekends ago Jonathan and I biked to Shishigahana Park in northern Iwata.

On the way there we stopped to eat the lunches we bought at a konbini earlier.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

March and April Randomness: Cute Doughnuts and More

Easter isn't celebrated in Japan and it's really hard to find anything Easter themed. I saw a few small cookies at Kaldi, special ice cream flavors and egg shaped cups at Baskin Robbins, and these doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. That's it. 

Golden Week Part Two: Biking to the Kite Festival

After biking to Tenryu on Saturday, we set out on another biking adventure on Sunday. This time we headed south to go to the kite festival which is part of the Hamamatsu Matsuri.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Golden Week Part One: Biking to Tenryu

May 3rd through 6th was Golden Week. Golden Week is several holidays all around the same time. It's more of a long weekend than a week though.

On Saturday the 3rd Jonathan and I biked to a waterfall in Tenryu in northern Hamamatsu. Jonathan had randomly come across the waterfall when biking while I was in Tokyo with Lauren.

We crossed Tenryu River into Iwata and biked north from there because it's a bit more pleasant than biking on the Hamamatsu side. 

A Pretty Day at Hamamatsu Flower Park


A little over two weeks ago Jonathan and I spent a Saturday at the Hamamatsu Flower Park. We also went there last year and you can read more about it here.

First we stopped and got lunch at a 7-Eleven. I don't remember what I had (egg salad sandwiches, salad, and chips most likely) but I had a nice grapefruit soda to drink. It had more juice than a typical soda so it was really good.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spring Break Part 13: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

This is my last post about my spring break. I'm finally finishing them over a month later!

The next day Jonathan and I went to Shinjuku Park. Like Ueno Park, the trees were past their peak but still beautiful. There were a lot more people than when Lauren and I went because it wasn't raining.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Break Part 12: Sakura, Kitties, and Karaoke

I spent the next couple of days organizing my new apartment a bit and visiting some of my new schools. Then on Friday, April 4th I went back to Tokyo, but this time I was with Jonathan.

We left pretty early in the morning and were in Tokyo by lunch time. We went to Odaiba first to eat at the Indian buffet there. Yum!

 After eating way too much we spent some time in the arcade and on the beach.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spring Break Part 11: Harajuku Again! Buying a Lolita Dress!

The 31st was Lauren's last day in Japan. She had to get on a train around noon so we didn't have any time to do anything exciting that day. But she did make it down to the free breakfast at Toyoko Inn for the first time! She never went to the Toyoko Inn breakfast the first time she visited Japan so it was kind of a joke whether or not she would ever go this time.