Sunday, May 22, 2016

Nagoya, Japan (Nabana no Sato)

Denim Jacket and Dress: thrifted | Boots: H&M | Bag: from mom
Watch: Swatch | Pins: Stradivarius | Necklace: Forever 21
Lips: Peripera Magic Glam Tint x Frozen (Elsa)
 
Botanical gardens are the very reason why spring will always be my favorite season. The different colors and species of flowers make the world look 100x better. If only spring exists where I live I’d be the happiest person on earth. The temperature is also wonderful as it is sunny but cold and not too wet. Surprisingly, in great contrast from my spring vacation in Busan last year (which I describe as wet and gloomy), Nagoya is sunny and dry. My spring vacation fantasies came true (though I wish the cherry blossoms were already in full bloom but we were a week early).
 
Nabana no Sato is a botanical garden located outside of Nagoya City. We took the bus from Kuwana Station. Bus ride was about 30 minutes.

This was not initially included in our itinerary because this is usually not written in articles when you search for top places to visit in Nagoya. You will see Nagashima Spa Land which is an amusement park and Mitsui Outlet Park but Nabana no Sato is often not mentioned. It was through various blog posts and articles that I came across this magnificent place and I am so glad we included this in our itinerary. We were a bit early for the full bloom of the cherry blossoms and most of the flowers are not yet open but it was still beautiful and the experience magical.
 
Nabana no Sato is actually famous for the winter illumination. There are programs and light shows that take place during the period of winter illumination (which I think is December to May?). But we decided to go there in the morning simply because I want to see the flowers in broad daylight. I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the blossoms come evening because I could hardly see the colors. It would have been great though if we spend the whole day and night there but my mom wanted to visit Mitsui Outlet Park so we had to leave at about 2PM (we got to Nabana no Sato at around 10AM).
 
Important Notes:
  • There is an entrance fee of ¥2000. Entrance includes a coupon you can use at most restaurants inside.
  • There is a very tiny hot spring inside where you can dip your feet if you are already feeling tired. Be mindful of the temperature of the water though because it is very, very hot! But because spring is still quite chilly it actually feels very nice on the skin and relaxes the muscles. It is near the Nagashima Beer Garden restaurant.
  • The bus going to and from Nabana no Sato has a schedule so make sure to check it out so you don’t miss the bus.
  • You cannot pay for the bus ride upon getting in. You have to purchase a ticket at the office in Kuwana Station and you need to present it to the driver before you can ride the bus.
  • You cannot pay in credit card for the ticket to the bus and the entrance to the garden. Make sure you have enough cash on hand.
  • There is a currency exchange at Kuwana Station if you don’t have Japanese yen with you.
 
P.S: I will be doing scheduled posts from now on. I will be posting every Tuesday (4:30PM), Thursday (4:30PM) and Sunday (11:30AM). Tuesdays are about life and fashion. Thursdays will be beauty related. Sundays will be all about my wanderlust. If you are interested in certain topics only, please do visit on the day and time stated.
 
P.P.S: I can’t wait to share other places we visited in Nagoya, Japan! I swear I can live there!





























34 comments :

  1. It looks so beautiful! Gorgeous pictures! Xx

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  2. This is so,so beautiful!You look gorgeous between flowers!

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  3. I love Kawaii style and Japan is home to such cuteness! I'm so jealous your there! I followed your blog on bloglovin' and GFC!!x

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  4. What stunning photos! I have always wanted to go to Japan! Such a dream of mine!

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  5. Those flower fields are so pretty!

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  6. OMG beautiful pictures! You look lovely dear! xx

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  7. These gardens are so gorgeous! Loving your white dress.

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  8. Amazing pics and lovely place!

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  9. Your photos are stunning.... I can see why you would like to live there - I would love the place too.

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  10. It must be a sheer delight to watch these flowers . My sister is in Japan right now . Would recommend This place to her .
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  11. disqus_5n9vU7FZceMay 23, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Wow, that place is absolutely incredible!!! Amazing photos!

    Love your dress! :D

    Baci!

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  12. Gorgeous pics! I love all these flowers everywhere

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  13. Loving the blooms!! Beautiful photos!!


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  14. Such beautiful photos and I love your outfit

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  15. Kelsey &amp; KenechaMay 24, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Your photos are beautiful!! So many pretty flowers!

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  16. Thank you! I have my dad to thank for some of these photos.

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  17. Thank you! My dad is a good photographer.

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  18. Thank you! I love blooms too which is why spring will forever be my favorite season.

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  19. Thank you! The flowers are truly beautiful.

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  20. They are indeed!

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  21. Thank you! But we were a bit early for spring because there are still many that haven't bloomed yet.

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  22. You should visit when you are in Nagoya, Japan!

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  23. Yes! It was absolutely delightful! She should visit! It is one of the most beautiful places I have been in Japan.

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  24. Yes! Let us all live here! It is just too beautiful!

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  25. Thank you! I bought the dress for only 100.00PHP ($2 US).

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  26. Yes they are! I wish we saw all of them in full bloom.

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  27. Me too! Japan has always been my dream destination. You should visit soon!

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  28. I love kawaii style too! You should visit soon! Followed you back on bloglovin and GFC.

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