Time flies way too fast! Even today's the last Sunday of May. Omg! So, how you guys doing? Mine's getting more and more occupied with all sort of entrance exam things and other Japanese classes. Hence, finding a way for having a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, cleaning the room regularly, getting all the assignments done, BUT still having a leisure time to do some therapeutic activities... altogether at the same time is my biggest challenge right now. I may say, I finally set specific targets to achieve this year or at least on how I want to live this year. Reflecting back to four months ago, everything seemed to be blurry and abstract.
Okay, so let's get right to what I wrote as the post title! It's about how I spent a day off during the Golden Week Holiday earlier this month. I went to Tochigi prefecture, about 120 km north of Tokyo, to see Fuji Flower Festival in Ashikaga Flower Park. Traveled there by train for 3 hours (one way) with my energetic travelling partner, Lina! And it was completely a fun and memorable day trip: good companion, smooth journey, satisfying destination and a memorable interaction with a local whom we met on the train. Perfect.
Say hi to Lina, people! We're now attending the same uni (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies). But Lina's gonna move to Tokyo University of The Arts starting from next term.
Now, let's go on to the real one
Ashikaga Flower Park is a huge park, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes or sandals whenever you're planning to visit this park. Oh, and on the day I visited this park, the weather was really nice. Even the sun was shining so bright, making the temperature quite high. Good thing is I brought my hat along so the heat wasn't a hindrance to enjoy the park.
Well, I tried to snap as good as I could, but still, I don't think that I snapped decent pictures to represent how incredible the wisterias were. It was kind of harder and trickier than I imagine. Well, at least I tried! Hahaha.
The Giant FujiSo the photos below are taken from the other section of the park, The Giant Fuji section. Fyi, this giant fuji has aged about 150 years!! It spreads and creates this majestic view of gigantic purple fuji umbrella. Oh boy, can I have this as my room ceiling? No, of course not. I will never leave my room then.
So, all the purple wisterias that you see in this pic, are from one wisteria tree. Fantastic!
Ah, wonderful purple rain!
Yae FujiMoving on, we walked to to next section, that is The Yae Fuji section! Yae means "multi-layered". The word yae also applies to "Yae Zakura" which means "multi-layered sakura". Okay, so you might be wondering how Yae Fuji looks like...
Yae Fuji look more like grape, don't they? Their bulbs are rounder and consisting of layers of petals. They're also shorter hence not looking as dangling as the former ones. But still, they're wonderful!Also,their color pops more!
White Fuji Wall
Yellow Fuji Tunnel
Well, the yellow fuji tunnel hasn't been completely formed. As it still needs few ore years until the flowers become fully grown. But still, all of these yellow wisteria babies were teasing us with their cuteness!
Omg, there are still lots of things that I wanna show you actually. But I guess it's going to be too long if I make it into one post only. Moreover, I got something to do after this... so, yeah, the best way is to split this Ashikaga Flower Park post into two parts!
So, stay tune in Morning Hope as I'll show you more about Ashikaga Flower Park beauties on the upcoming post! Cheerio! Pssst... it's gonna be a flower galore, so be ready you flower lovers! :D