Park Love – Inokashira Park

Category : Travel
Date : 03/11/2016
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I have this weird things with parks, I rarely visit the ones close to where I live but when I travel they’re usually in my top places to visit. I’m not particularly outdoorsy (I’m trying to change that though) and I’ve never been on a beach holiday so most of my travels are to cities. As much fun as those cities are it’s nice to go to a park and get a break from the intensity and noise of the city. A moment to gather ones thoughts and digest all the things you’ve seen so far.

Tokyo has a lot of beautiful parks and gardens but there’s a few that stand out in my opinion. One of them is Inokashira Park, a park that has a rare quality, it feels calm and cozy even when it’s full of people. I put this park on my list the minute I read that designlovefest post, I just got really curious about those swan boats. When my friend ( and excellent host) Sophie suggested we go to discover Kichijoji  I was really excited to see a new part of Tokyo and with someone who actually lived there. It wasn’t until we were actually in the park that I realised that this where the swan boats were! We rented one and it was so much fun!

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Love these colours  and the craftsmanship in the details.

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It was a Saturday so the park was full of tourists and locals but it still felt quit calm.

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I was tempted to pick one.

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I got obsessed with these trees, doesn’t the shape of the leaves remind you of another ehumm . . . . plant?

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I wanted to take a “best summer holiday ever” picture but the ice cream was like “eat me or I’ll hit the ground!”

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Aren’t these adorable!

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This was so much fun! It wasn’t expensive to rent a boat and we actually got the swan version.

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This was one of the few occasions during my trip that I wished I had a selfie stick.

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I hope the next time I’m this park it will be during the cherry blossom season!

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