After almost two weeks, it was time to go. I was definitely sad. I really liked living in Japan and this trip reinforced what a cool country this is. I was also going to miss my sister! But I am always happy that I get these chances to see family and cool places so I didn’t stay down for long!
Plus, we had carbs for breakfast at Bun Bun, the bakery I had heard about my entire trip. I love the name so much! We bought several pastries and headed out for a quick trip to Sankeien Garden in Yokohama.
Sankeien garden is located on the former grounds of a wealthy silk merchant’s house. It’s been a public park (with an entrance fee) since 1906. SMS and I had been there before for a sakura photo shoot. I was hoping that there would be some wisteria out, since I think it is such a beautiful flower. Unfortunately, it was azalea season. Who likes azaleas?! Not me. Brady, good soul that she is, tried to defend azaleas. Blergh, nice try sister.
We had a Bun Bun picnic, pushed LR around (such a different meaning for a baby in a stroller vs a person in general, haha), and saw a wedding couple photoshoot. It was a beautiful day and made leaving even harder.
But alas, I have a life to get back to so after a great morning walk in the park, Brady dropped me off at Yokohama station. I took the Narita Express to the airport since I had my JR pass although the YCAT buses are also a great option. I bought my last train bento, which was a tasty assortment!
I hung out in the United Lounge until boarding time. I cut it close (of course) to mail postcards (dumb) but what could be better than starting off a long-haul flight slightly clammy with sweat from running to the gate? A lot of things. A lot of things are better than that.