Family Personal Travel

A promise fulfilled

Mama and Mt. Fuji

Last December 2016, I saw my mom’s profile photo with Mount Mayon (or some mountain) in the background. I told myself that I always wanted to bring my mom in Japan. I’ve been to places in Japan, but my mom hasn’t. I was actively looking for Cebu Pacific’s seatsale promos. Luckily, I was able to land promo tickets for my mom and sister. The tickets were booked separately and for just one way, so I had to wait for another promo for their return tickets. Worse case, I had to purchase normal tickets for their return flight. But none of that happened, I was able to book another promo ticket for their return flight! Woohoo!

Next thing to worry about – money. Japan is very expensive no doubt, so I had to be very wise in spending. I only told my mom and sister that they’d save money for their “shopping spree.”

Our 6 days itinerary was so tight. My mom actually walks slow, but I had to set the pace otherwise we would be wasting too much time for commute.

Day 1: Arrival

 

Japan Arrival
Japan Arrival

 

Ichiran Kawasaki
Ichiran Kawasaki

Day 2: Odawara, Kamakura, Enoshima, and Yokohama

Odawara Castle
Odawara Castle

 

Kamakura Daibutusu
Kamakura Daibutusu

 

Enoshima
Enoshima

Day 3: Mount Fuji

Kawaguchiko Station
Kawaguchiko Station

 

Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Mt. Fuji 5th Station

Day 4: Karuizawa

Mom with Momiji
Mom with Momiji

 

Mama and snow
Mama and snow

Day 5: Meiji Temple, Ueno Park, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara

Meiji Temple
Meiji Temple

 

Dinner with Jenny
Dinner with Jenny

 

Ueno Park
Ueno Park

 

Tokyo Station
Tokyo Station

 

Tokyo Imperial Palace
Tokyo Imperial Palace

 

Harajuku Takeshita Street
Harajuku Takeshita Street

 

Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya Crossing

 

Hachiko Statue
Hachiko Statue
Nabe at Jenny's place
Nabe at Jenny’s place

Day 6: Departure 🙁

Narita Airport Terminal 2
Narita Airport Terminal 2

 

Overall, it was a fast week for us since our itinerary was all packed up. Fast, fun, and memorable. I will forever be grateful to God for all these opportunities that we have in our lives. This is actually the first time I travelled with my family. Until our next travel!

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