Solo day as Nicolette went to a music festival in Kawasaki with Alan & Helen (read my Kaiwa Japan interview with Alan) and I met up with Kaila of Rainbowholic. We had a really nice time in Wrapple chatting, swapping gifts and doing a little bit of journaling. Wrapple is a craft shop and cafe with loads of washi tape for you to use – definitely a great place to meet creative friends! Afterwards, I did some shopping in Shibuya and Shinjuku – and bought this trip’s pillow! – before meeting up with everyone for curry. I didn’t realise the branch I chose was right under the Godzilla head so it was cool to see that.
Our last full day so we spent a lot of time running around doing last minute shopping. I still hadn’t visited a park or garden so we headed to Ueno to stock up on gachapon and have a picnic lunch and watch the swan boats. Nicolette then headed off to see the Sky Tree while I spent ages trying to track down Siretoco Donuts (I’m going to update my donuts post soon to help anyone else!). I made a last visit to Kiddyland too and then we finished our trip with some amazing ramen and those cute panda donuts.
And then we went home! It was an early start but still much quicker and easier flying from Haneda. I’m a total Haneda convert now and will write a post about why. They have a Pokemon vending machine too. Here’s a few more photos.
Hope you enjoyed these recaps. I’ll be sharing lots more Japan posts in 2019.