This year has been an amazing journey for me. Had a few solo trips and went to Japan for two times. I had a visit to Yokohama English Garden, one of the best impromptu day trip ever.
Last August was a summer in Japan and as I've written in this blog, I flew to Tokyo and spent half of the trip all alone. I didn't have an exact itinerary so googled the places that seemed exciting the night before. I was really looking for the Pikachu festival, which I will share in another post, in Yokohama. As I was staying in Tokyo, so Yokohama was a day trip by train, I decided to go on Sunday. I googled what other places I should visit in Yokohama, this English Garden popped up in the search result and I decided to go seeing the flowers before catching Pikachu. I was too excited to go to Yokohama, for both flowers and Pikachu. I had hard times to sleep and woke up once in every hour because I didn't want to be overslept and missed everything. I took the early train and arrived in Yokohama at around 8AM. Even though it was Sunday, I still remember that the train was crowded, people were catching their steps and walked fast to different directions. I walked to the garden from the nearest train station and was amazed by how silent the surrounding was. I remember the air was so clean, wind blew nicely, birds were chirping on the background. I'm not making up the whole setting of the street in Yokohama, it literally was so silent that all I heard were the sounds of the wind and my foot steps.
I arrived in the garden one hour too early and waited outside by just staring at the plants and people passing by. I paid 500 yen (around Rp 60,000) for the entrance fee and immediately greeted by the beautiful roses in the garden. The weather was burning hot, even much hotter than Jakarta, but I didn't care and had my watermelon printed umbrella to cover me. The umbrella didn't help much though, my skin got really dark after the garden visit, but it was all worth the experience. I am easily fascinated by flowers, I spent more than two hours going around the garden and stared at the flowers one by one. It was such a lovely experience to stare at flowers and admire the beauty, and enjoy nothing but what were in front of me, with no one interrupted me. Words couldn't describe the beauty that I saw in the garden, nor these pictures that I took with my iPhone. I would love to go back.