Beanie: from Baguio | Jacket: thrifted | Top and Skirt: Forever 21
Socks and Boots: H&M | Bag: from mom | Watch: Swatch
Our intention of going to Japan was to see the sakura in full bloom. Unfortunately, we were a week early and there were only a few trees that were in full bloom. Most of them are still buds. It was still a sight to see because of how pink the buds are and you see the flowers pushing their way out. It would have been a very lovely vacation had the cherry blossoms allowed us to see them but it was still an enjoyable vacation nonetheless. I hope I can go back next year and hope the sakura will allow us to glorify its beauty.
Before heading back to the hotel to claim our luggage and after our trip to Noritake Garden, we decided to take a chance in seeing Yamazakigawa River hoping the sakura were in full bloom. According to Japan Guide it is one of the best spots for hanami in Nagoya which is why we decided to include this in our itinerary. We kinda knew the flowers would still be hiding but we took our chance anyway. We saw a few along the way and that made us happy though I still wish we had seen the beauty of this river with the sakura in full bloom.
How to Get There:
- Make your way to Mizuho Undojo Higashi of the Meijo Line
- Take exit 3
- Upon exiting walk to your right and just go straight.
- Yamazakigawa river is about 10 minutes walk from exit 3
- You will pass by a football stadium
- If you are feeling lost, you will see a map in the middle of your walk (near a trail) and you xan use that as reference.
And because I am a huge fan of Alice In Wonderland, I can't pass up the chance in dining at Alice On The Silver Screen. It was a bit difficult to find because the map inside the mall is in Japanese and does not clearly show where the restaurant is. Good thing one of the sales staff inside Parco was kind enough to accompany us all the way through. It is located at Parco mall but the entrance is outside. It is in one of the alleys near Parco (I don't exactly remember how we got there because the sales staff showed us the way). I can't help but scream like a kid inside because it is every Alice fan's dream restaurant. Food is actually mediocre and expensive, nothing spectacular, but the overall experience is fun! The staff are all dressed in Alice characters and the food is even plated that way. The menu is digital and shaped as a deck of hearts card. The water glass is heart-shaped and even the chopsticks were designed in Alice. The interior is decorated with gigantic tables and chairs, similar to the scene when Alice was turning giant and tiny alternately. They will even allow you to take pictures with the staff. I definitely recommend dining here if only for the experience. You can probably have coffee and a pastry and enjoy the experience.
How to Get There
- Make your way to Yabacho Station at the Meijo Line
- I don't remember which exit we took but I remember there are signs you can follow and you will see the Parco entrance on your left side.
- For more information on how to get to Parco Midi (the building where the restaurant is located), you may visit the official website of Parco: http://www.parco.co.jp/customer/