Monday, July 8, 2013
Hiratsuka Tanabata and Enoshima 2013
We headed out to the Hiratsuka Tanabata festival today in Tokyo's 35 degree heat and crazy humidity.
It's a long train trip from Shibuya, and it was crazy hot, so we headed straight for the ¥300 beers upon arrival.
So many gorgeous Tanabata decorations. Do you remember my earlier Tanabata posts here , here and here?
These wooden poles were bending under the weight.
This little kid wished that they could work at Mister Donut! So adorable.
かき氷 (Shaved Ice). A summertime favourite.
Miso cucumber. Yum.
More beers. We drank these ones while wiping sweat from our faces with face washers. Ugh so hot.
Hiratsuka station was madness.
So we took the train to Enoshima.
And headed over to Enoshima Island.
"It looks like a shark egg".
We headed to a restaurant overlooking the beach for dinner. "Is this the first time you've been in an elevator without shoes" said Mr Y.
And spotted a beautiful sunset from our table.
After dinner, and while the sun was setting, we took a walk down my favourite laneway to find this lovely sight.
And then it was time to head back to Tokyo.
Thank you Mr Y and Luke for a lovely Sunday.