The last few days in Japan were fun but sad- we went to the Moomin shop which was really nice, and bought loads of essential Moomin goods. On the last day we walked to Ueno Park which was very close to where we lived and drifted about a bit. In the distance and down a hill I saw a large green expanse, quite science fiction-y... hard to ascertain what it could be. Was it a pond? It seemed too odd, there was so much of it. And what was growing out of it? It turned out to be enormous lily pads, bigger than I've ever seen.
We also went to a weird folk festival thing, in an open air auditorium. It was really nice, all the performers were like children but not children. It was nice that no one was trying to be cool.
We saw some turtles in a pond, and lots of other wildlife
It was a lovely last day. None of us wanted to leave...
On the way back our areoplane broke! We had to fly back to Tokyo after an hour in the air and what looked like smoke was coming out of the wings. Oh no! Dan and I thought we were going to die, but Flo was just watching Pirates of the Caribbean and didn't even notice. Haha. We were basically silently praying, but it was fine in the end. We had to wait for another aeroplane and then missed our connecting flight at Dusseldorf. We had to stay overnight and catch another flight via Frankfurt in the morning at 6AM!!! It was well annoying.
Goodbye Japan! What an amazing trip... I can't really express what a brilliant time we had, perhaps the writing so far is sufficient. Now we all want to go back- to see the cherry blossoms in spring and the flower fields and nature of Hokkaido, the winter festivals- all the things we missed. Thanks for reading our blog- I hope you've enjoyed it. Dan still has a few more posts to write, so there's still those to look forward to.
Beautiful JAPAN! xxx