Well friends — we’re home. In the blink of an eye, our 10-day trip to Japan is over. This trip was so many things, and to be honest, it was sort of emotional. This was my first (and last) international trip while pregnant, and our last international trip as a couple before becoming parents.
This was Chris’s final trip to complete the six marathons in the World Marathon Majors series (have I mentioned how proud I am?!). It was the first and last time (probably) that I’ll have seen my in-laws while pregnant. This trip was amazing and eye-opening and exhausting and yes, at times, stressful (that can happen when you’re pregnant and vegetarian and traveling in a country where you don’t speak the language!), but all-in-all, I’d have to say it was every bit the life-changing experience I thought it would be.
It will probably take me a while to download and edit all the photos from my camera (as I try to fit that in with getting back into the swing of things with work … don’t you just hate that part of coming back from a trip?), but I’ve been trying to stay pretty up-to-date on my Instagram page, and in the meantime, here are a few additional photos from my iPhone to tide you over 😉
So for now, bis bald, friends! I hope March is treating you well …
2 thoughts on “Returning From Tokyo”
Hi yout blog its amazing! Iam going to Kyoto next week, I want to go to Arashiyama too. Could you please let me know if it’s far from Kyoto Station and is there public transportation to go there? Thanks for your help!!!
Thanks so much for reading the blog — I hope to get to my Kyoto posts before next week, so hopefully those can help you out a bit more! But in the meantime, you can definitely get there from Kyoto station, in fact if you have the JRail Pass, you can get there for free! It will take about 30 mins from Kyoto station — you just take the JR San-In line towards Sonobe and get off at the Saga-Arashiyama Station. There are signs to the Tenryū-ji Temple that will point you in the right direction, or you can just follow the crowds. I would also highly recommend checking out the Tenryū-ji Temple and Zen gardens, they are simply magnificent and well worth the ¥500 price tag.
We also rented bikes (¥350 an hour) which made it all a lot more fun to check out and let us get around a lot easier, though that is certainly not a necessity.
Let me know if you need any other tips, I would be happy to help!