Arakogawa Koen Lavender Matsuri

Today, we biked down to Arakogawa Koen (a 13.8 km ride one way!) to see the Lavender Festival.

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These cool, life sized giraffe statues were outside a store on our way down.

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This bee was so big and fat, he had to keep flapping his wings while collecting pollen from the lavender because he was so heavy.

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This is a traditional style wreath celebrating the year of the horse.

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Teddy said that the highlight for him was this cake set. We got lavender chocolate chip ice cream, lavender chiffon cake, blueberries, whipped cream, a cookie, and lavender flavored iced tea.

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This is an “herb artichoke”.

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Bees and lavender.

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A bee in search of pollen.

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Pretty flowers at Arakogawa Koen.

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Lavender fields.

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These creeptacular spiders were EVERYWHERE.

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Something about the way this pigeon is sitting just makes me laugh.

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These trees make me feel like I live in Hawaii or something.

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Adorable octopus plushies sitting on a takoyaki truck.

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After the park, we went to the nearby AEON mall, where we saw this amazing Buzz Lightyear and Woody! Woody was over 6 feet tall!!

Well, that is all for this weekend!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 23:10:23

    Hi, I’m an exchange student here in Nagoya and I’ve been reading your blog for a while, I like it a lot! I recognized you guys in the train station in Yagoto yesterday and thought it was kind of fun, so I wanted to tell you haha (sorry if this sounds super creepy) 🙂


    • Jen
      Jul 01, 2014 @ 08:16:23

      That’s funny! You should of said hi! I’m glad you like the blog! We went to see the fireflies, but I couldn’t get any good pictures!


  2. Maria
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 10:57:35

    Ah, you were just getting off the train and left in the opposite direction, but I would have otherwise! I definitely will if there’s a next time 😉


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