Sisters in Japan, Day 13: Atsugi and Sayonara

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Fuji-san (way in the distance) and I!

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!

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Beautiful day in Atsugi!
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Bun Bun!

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.

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Wisteria! And ducks!

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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.

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Screenshot from markschlocker.com  Amazing photography!  Highly recommend!

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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.

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