Hey all, so this is the final part of my Tokyo trip. So if you want to check out the other two parts of my holiday, you can here and here. Today I'm sharing what Dan and I got up to on the last two days of our trip. 

Day 5 

Mount Takao 
So Dan and I headed up to Mount Takao which is just about an hour away from central Tokyo. We took a cable car about a quarter of the way up and then took trail 1 up to Yakuo-in Temple. Then went back down to take trail 4 all the way up to the summit, the view was stunning and because it was such a clear day we could see Mount Fuji! It was one of those moments that will stay with me forever and I found myself getting emotional. Then we took trail 6 back down to Biwa waterfall where Dan proposed! If you want to read about my engagement you can here. Going up Mount Takao was an incredible experience and it was manageable as I am in no way an experienced hiker or even in shape for that matter. So don't be put off climbing it, it's an incredible experience what you won't forget.

Day 6 

Imperial Palace Gardens 
As our plane didn't leave until 10 we had most of Saturday to ourselves. So we decided to chill out and look around the Imperial Palace Gardens. They were beautiful, although I preferred the Rikugien Gardens personally. 

Tokyo really was incredible, wonderful experience and I'm so grateful I was able to go and visit the place I've been dreaming of since I was little. I 100% recommend visiting this amazing city and discovering the culture, food, excitement and beauty of Tokyo. I know I will be going back some day.  

I hope you enjoyed this post and finding out what I got up to in Tokyo. Thanks for reading!

Hello my lovely readers, so this is the second part of my Tokyo trip. If you wanted to read what I got up to on my first two days in Tokyo, you can check that post out here. So today I'm going to let you know what I got up to on the third and fourth days of our holiday. 

Day 3 

Studio Ghibli Museum 
As you know Studio Ghibli films are a huge part of my life so going to the museum was like a dream come true. You weren't allowed to take photos of the inside but outside it was allowed. The museum is gorgeous, like a stately home covered in beautiful nature and the exhibitions are fascinating. It's amazing learning how the films come to life and I definitely recommend the museum to anyone who loves Studio Ghibli or just animation in general. 

Shinjuku Gyoen
After the museum we headed to Shinjuku National Park to rest our feet and watch the world go by. 

  Day 4

Rikugien Gardens
One of the best things about Tokyo is how one moment you are in the hub of the city then suddenly you're transported into a peaceful oasis. Rikugien gardens was one of my favourite times this happened, the gardens were so peaceful and quiet. 

Cat Cafe in Ikebukuro 
Animal cafes are huge in Tokyo and some of them I have read about seem cruel  so I was a bit worried when we went to Mocha Lounge Cat Cafe. However the second we walked in there my mind was put as ease, the cafe was huge, the cats were happy and well looked after. All the customers were being respectful and the staff were close by keeping an eye.

So that is the second part of my Tokyo trip, keep an eye out for part 3. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have you ever been to Tokyo? What did you get up? 

Thanks for reading!

Hello my lovely readers as you know (because I keep going on about it) I was in Tokyo at the end of May/ the beginning of June. I have been dreaming of going to Japan ever since I was little and it didn't just meet my expectations it completely blew them away. It is such an incredible city and culture and I know one day I will have to go back. Today I thought I would share with you what we got up for the first two days. 

Day 1 

Meiji Shrine 
Meiji Shrine was dedicated to the Emperor Meiji who lead Japan into the modern era, encouraging Westernisation while still keeping Japanese tradition. Unfortunately the shrine was under construction but the surrounding areas were stunning and we were lucky enough to see a wedding!

                                                                   Yoyogi Park
Near Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi is a beautiful park that is bliss just to sit in and watch and listen to the numerous crows and Shiba Inus going by. You'll also see a lot of locals doing various activities for example we saw: a huge group meditation and a man practising his tap dancing.

Harajuku is the heart of Japanese fashion and youth culture. It was so busy that it was hard to move but it was perfect for people watching and obviously getting the famous Harajuku crepes, which definitely lived up to the hype. 

There is just so much to see in Shibuya, the highlights for me were the Shibuya crossing, which is believed to be the busiest crossing in the world. And the Hachiko statue was beautiful, if you don't know about Hachiko, Google him it's a sad and beautiful story.

Day 2

Senso-ji Temple
This Buddhist temple is often referred to Tokyo's ultimate tourist sight like Paris' Eiffel Tower or London's Big Ben, however comparing it to either of those seems tacky and distasteful. The temple is absolutely stunning and though I am not a Buddhist I felt so at peace there. The gardens that surround the temple were beautiful and I could have happily stayed in them all day.

Nezu Shrine 
While researching Tokyo before our trip I came across this shrine and was intrigued by the fox guardians and thought that it would be just a little shrine. When we reached there I was blown away with just how beautiful and large it was. I'm so shocked that this isn't a more popular destination, Dan and I were the only tourists there.

Yes, me, with my huge fear of heights went up the second tallest structure in the world. It was something I really wanted to do to prove to myself that I could and the view was well worth the fear. There was also an Attack on Titan (one of my favourite animes) event going on there so that just added to the experience. 

This is just the first two days of my time in Tokyo, the rest of the trip will be covered in upcoming posts. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, have you ever been to Tokyo? What did you get up to? 

Thanks for reading!

Hello my lovely readers. So if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you'll have seen that I'm engaged!! But I wanted to share the news with you guys on my blog and to go in to more detail.

Dan and I have known each other for 4 and a half years, we met in a night out (which I don't remember much of thanks to alcohol, tut, tut.). After a year of being friends we became a couple and it's been the best years of my life. Dan is my best friend and love of my life, no matter what happens he always looks after me and supports me. I am very lucky to have him and so grateful that he is the one I'm going to share my life with.

So as you'll know Dan and I were in Tokyo at the time which was already a dream come true. On our second to last day we climbed Mount Takao which was absolutely stunning and incredible and despite looking as red as a tomato and covered in sweat (lovely image) I was unbelievably happy. I became even happier when we saw Mount Fuji perfectly clearly, a thing that we heard could happen but doubted we would be able to. 

After staying at the summit soaking in the view and the sunshine we headed back down. We took route 6 down which involved a lot of stepping stones and streams, it was the sort of route that would be closed off in England as it would probably be deemed "unsafe" but it was so much fun finding a way over the stones and round tree roots.

Eventually, we came to a bridge next to Biwa Waterfall, it was so peaceful and there was no one around. When I turned to Dan he was on one knee and asked me to marry him, cue me bursting into happy, hysterical sobbing and obviously I said yes! 

It was honestly the most amazing moment of my life and I am so excited to start planning our wedding. There's no date set as I am broke for the foreseeable future but that just gives us lots of time to plan and organise things. So there will probably be some wedding related posts coming up on the blog soon. 

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my engagement I am so unbelievably happy right now and looking forward to this next step in my future.

Thanks for reading!