Hiratsuka Tanabata and Enoshima 2013

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We headed out to the Hiratsuka Tanabata festival today in Tokyo's 35 degree heat and crazy humidity.

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It's a long train trip from Shibuya, and it was crazy hot, so we headed straight for the ¥300 beers upon arrival.

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Summer 西瓜.

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So many gorgeous Tanabata decorations. Do you remember my earlier Tanabata posts here , here and here?

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These wooden poles were bending under the weight.

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This little kid wished that they could work at Mister Donut! So adorable.

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かき氷 (Shaved Ice). A summertime favourite.

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Colourful okonomiyaki.

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Miso cucumber. Yum.

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More beers. We drank these ones while wiping sweat from our faces with face washers. Ugh so hot.

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Hiratsuka station was madness.

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So we took the train to Enoshima.

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And headed over to Enoshima Island.

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"It looks like a shark egg".

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We headed to a restaurant overlooking the beach for dinner. "Is this the first time you've been in an elevator without shoes" said Mr Y.

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And spotted a beautiful sunset from our table.

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Pre-dinner olives.

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After dinner, and while the sun was setting, we took a walk down my favourite laneway to find this lovely sight.

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And then it was time to head back to Tokyo.

Thank you Mr Y and Luke for a lovely Sunday.

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