Japan

I’m seeing a couple of photos of friends having a great time in Japan under lovely Cherry Blossom Trees. And because of that, I just want to give friends a heads up about Haagen-Daz’s Sakura Ice Cream.

Based on an article from Japan Daily Press, Haagen-Daz Japan has gone pink this year and in celebration of their 30th anniversary in Japan, they came out with two floral ice creams: Sakura (Cherry Blossom) and Rose.

We were fortunate that we visited Japan towards the end of Winter, hence, we encountered a couple of food and drinks in relation to Spring. In one of the many nights we passed by a convenient store on the way back home, I found the Sakura Ice Cream

The ice cream consisted of a jelly-like layer on top which tasted like cherry. The base ice cream was vanilla and it had swirls of raspberry and Sakura powder. It tasted more fruity than floral to me. The Sakura flavour was subtle. 

Over-all, it was a good tasting ice cream. I’m quite fond of cherry and vanilla so this was something that was worth a try for me.

If you’re in Japan and love Haagen-Daz ice cream, have a try of their Sakura flavour.

The famous Shibuya Crossing, known around the world and seen in several films and documentaries, is Tokyo’s busiest intersection. It’s also tagged as “The Shibuya Scramble Crossing” wherein all vehicular traffic stops so that pedestrians can cross in different directions.  

We spent a couple of hours here one Sunday, from afternoon until evening, to experience what seemed like chaos and magic at the same time. I was in awe. The Husband was in awe.  It was an amazing experience.

We’ve shared a couple of photos of our Shibuya rendezvous but the Husband also created a 15-second video so you can virtually experience crossing Shibuya with us. 



Hundreds of people intersecting for 50 seconds. To be a part of this collective energy was a gift of a lifetime. 🙂 

If you’re in Tokyo, this is one place you shouldn’t miss.

Stories and photos of our Japan adventure coming your way in April!