April 26, 2015

The Showa-Kinen Flower Festival 2015

I hope that everyone had a good weekend!!! Normally I would post my weekend recap buuuuuut let's be serious I worked on Saturday so I did NOTHING worth writing about Friday night or Saturday after work because I've been beat lately. I will say that the weather on Sunday was gorgeous and that gave us the opportunity to take the train about 15 minutes to the Showa-Kinen park so that we could see the flower festival that was going on. I didn't know what to expect but I did know that it was supposed to have a bunch of tulips that I couldn't pass up.
One we got there I was surprised at how cheap it was for us to get in. It was 820 yen for Isaac and I to get in together (410 each) and Logan was free since kids under 6 are free. They have so much to do there which is nice. You can rent paddle boats, ride your bicicyle on the multiple trails, there is a water park, many playgrounds and much more. you could easily spend all day here and Logan was in threenager heaven.
After walking for about 3 minutes we ran into the beautiful flower gardens which were hard to miss. I spent so much time walking around, admiring the beauty of the nature we were surrounding by. I know if you know me by now you are aware that spring, flowers, sunshine and my boys make me one happy lady.
So beautiful!
We ran across a man painting and enjoying the scenery
A nice man noticed that we wanted to take pictures and offered to take a family picture for us and despite the language barrier it worked out
After spending about an hour or two walking around we sat down to watch the street performers that they had, grab some ice cream and so that Isaac could grab a beer
it was a great, inexpensive way to spend the day and I am so glad that the weather was finally nice on the weekend and we didn't waste it by watching TV inside
How was your weekend?


  1. That place looks gorgeous! I really love your dress.

  2. Wow that looks so amazing! I'm glad you all had a really great weekend. We spent it cleaning up sadly no fun this weekend.

  3. Thank you for linking up and stopping by my blog! I always told my husband that I wanted to be stationed in Japan if he stayed in the USMC - life happened and we are back in Texas. I will have to live through our life in pictures :-)

  4. Such beautiful flowers and what a wonderful activity over the weekend!!! We have something similar in Boston and it opens soon!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  5. This is so beautiful! To spend all day among flowers like that... That has to be lovely.

  6. Aww beautiful nature and smiles cross all language barriers! Thanks for sharing this lovely day with us, and for linking up at MeetUp Monday. We hope to see you again next week!

  7. Ahh I love your dress! I love those beautiful flowers! And your family is absolutely perf! Thanks for sharing :)