This week went by real fast, a lot of it work but I did manage to get some sightseeing done. I first went to the Shinjuku Gyoen park to the Hanami (flower viewing) so I could see the Sakura (cherry blossom) in full bloom. The entrance to the park was packed with both tourists and locals so I tried to circle around to the other side where I knew it would be far less crowded. The park itself is beautiful and I spent around 2 hours just walking around and taking photos.
Sakura trees
Together with my two roommates we visited Kamakura and saw the Daibutsu in the Kōtoku-in temple and a few other temples as well. At the end of the day we went to Inamuragasaki onsen (Hot Spring), just 20 minutes outside Kamakura. The onsen had black water which is supposed to be good for your skin and while it was relaxing I found it a bit boring, especially after 30 minutes. I guess hot springs aren't for me. I did like that they had 3 different baths though. They had hot spring baths both inside and outside and there was also a cold water one outside which turned out to be my favorite. After 30 minutes in the hot spring I nearly fell asleep so the cold water remedied that pretty quick.
Daibutsu at the Kōtoku-in temple
We also checked out the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū temple
A couple getting married at the temple
Some statues found in Hase-dera temple
My roommate Deva :D
Hase-dera temple
View from the Hase-dera temple
Lone surfer in a rough sea. (Last photo before we entered the hot spring)
Two friends from Norway were visiting Tokyo so I met up with them at Ebisu Yokocho which is a food hall of sorts
10-15 small restaurants here, great street food vibe
At night we visited the Piano bar in drunkards alley (Shibuya)