Sakura Everywhere!

We have this whole week off, so we’ve been relaxing, riding our bikes, and eating yummy foods!

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Yesterday, we walked across the street to Eternal Cafe, a small coffee shop that has really cheap meal sets. This is the Morning B Set – a salad, hot coffee, and buttered toast with sweet red beans. It’s only 380 yen.

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After breakfast, we headed to Fujigaoka, did some karaoke, and then shopped at Yamaya. We then headed back to the city center and had lunch/dinner at LOVE Pacific Cafe, a yummy vegan place. We both got mushroom soup and teriyaki soy meat donburi.

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Today, we rode our bikes down to Nagoya Castle for some hanami (flower viewing).

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Teddy overlooking the sakura-filled valley.

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Cherry blossoms.

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Our delicious hanami picnic of strawberries, salad with sesame dressing, inarizushi, and daigakuimo (glazed sweet potatoes), all from Heiwado. Heiwado’s inarizushi is FREAKING AMAZING. Like, the BEST I have ever tasted. You have to get the “Meibutsu” (名物) variety, though. If there is a Heiwado near you, do yourself a favor and go buy some.

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Shidarezakura (Weeping cherry blossoms).

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There are many camellias in Nagoya, and they are BEAUTIFUL.

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This adorable bird was eating pollen or nectar from the cherry blossoms. Does anyone know what he is?

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The castle.

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More weeping cherry blossoms.

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The lake at Nagoya Castle.

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Me beside the lake.

After the castle, we continued biking and went to Osu to meet up with Nico, a person I met through WordPress who just moved to Nagoya! We all went to Gateaux de la mere Souriante, a delicious cake shop in Osu.

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They gave us some complimentary madelines.

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Teddy got a lemon cheesecake.

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Nico got a raspberry, no-bake cheesecake.

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I got a sakura rollcake.

After the cake, Teddy and I continued on to Tsurumai Koen to see more cherry blossoms.

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My chuhai matches nature!

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One of the many lakes at Tsurumai Koen.

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Sakura hanging over the water.

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Sitting on a rock near a lake in Tsurumai Koen.

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This funny looking bird was strutting around at the park. Does anyone know what he is?

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The sakura were illuminated once the sun went down.

Well, that is all for today! As long as the weather cooperates, you can expect more lovely sakura photos in the near future!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 23:41:29

    The bird looks ready to dance.

    Reply

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