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  • It's so busy

  • OMG it's so packed.

  • Everybody's here to see the sakura so it's super packed right now.

  • Cindy said it's usually not like this but it's because of the cherry blossom season.

  • I mean I usually don't have policemen here...

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  • Okay so we're at the Meguro River right now.

  • We came here for the new Starbucks that's like the world's largest Starbucks

  • or the biggest at Starbucks right now in Japan.

  • And also for the cherry blossoms. The Meguro River is a famous spot to come and watch the cherry blossoms.

  • But it's not in full bloom yet so... even though it is kind of packed.

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  • It's more bloomed over here so it's way more packed.

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  • The Meguro River is like... there's like different sections of it and when we first got out of the station

  • it wasn't that bloomed.. they were still out there but then we went to the middle section

  • and it was like super bloomed there so there was a lot more people in that area. And we're still walking.

  • It's like... it's ok. So it's interesting that this one section is fully bloomed.

  • But um... we're actually trying to find the Starbucks. We're kind of just walking through right now.

  • And we were just saying like, man, the stores that are around here,

  • the little shops, they are making a ton of money!

  • Oh yeah

  • It's like it's almost like a festival.

  • Mmhmm. So they always like... the little shops and the restaurants around here

  • they actually create like a little... what is it? They stay outside and sell...

  • There's little booths outside

  • Yeah, little booths, that's it. They create little booths outside and they sell drinks and food

  • so they make a lot of money. This is the time to make money for them.

  • And everybody loves to drink alcohol around this time. It's like Candy said, it's like a festival. So it's like a party.

  • And then it's blooming again so it just depends on which section you go to.

  • Yeah, it really depends.

  • And then there's somebody selling something. I see that strawberry thing a lot. Everybody's drinking it.

  • So we're at the famous... oh, not famous... the world's biggest Starbucks.

  • They just opened up... was it this year? I think it was this year.

  • Mmhmm.. It was a couple months ago actually.

  • We don't think we'll be able to get in but we're going to go in and check out to see how long the wait is.

  • Four hours...

  • Oh, four hours? Oh wow.

  • Just take it.

  • I guess they did wait that long. That's why she was here from afternoon to night time.

  • Your friend waited for like four hours?

  • I don't know how long she waited but she did not come here first thing in the morning, I'll tell you that.

  • I don't think her friends did. She was here at night time too.

  • Wow, crazy!

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  • Happy?

  • Yes, there's a of cherry blossoms.

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  • Oh my goodness!

  • Wow! You're so cute! Hahaha!

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  • We are on our way home now. We just went to the famous area

  • where you can view cherry blossoms at Meguro River

  • Yup, Meguro River.

  • Yeah, I was trying to think... I'm like so tired, I can't really think right now.

  • We've been walking all day in Tokyo but I mean it was worth it to see the cherry blossoms today.

  • It was worth it. The thing with cherry blossoms in Japan is that

  • you only have a certain time frame you can view it.

  • So full bloom is predicted to be this Friday. Today is Wednesday and Friday is supposed to be full bloom.

  • But Friday is predicted to rain as well so I think it's good that we went today to see it.

  • Some areas were not fully bloomed yet but other areas were, you know, pretty much full bloom I would say.

  • CANDY: Yeah, yeah.

  • So it's still a good time to see it.

  • Another thing that's new in the Meguro area, around the cherry blossoms is the new Starbucks there

  • Japan built the biggest Starbucks in the world right now. They just built it a couple months ago

  • It's March 2019 right now. And they just opened it and at the busiest time.

  • I knew it was going to be crowded but we weren't expecting it to be a 4-hour wait.

  • Yeah, I was shocked. I was thinking maybe one or two hours...

  • So basically you have to go in and get a ticket to get your place in line and a number.

  • And then we were going to get the ticket and maybe just walk around and enjoy the cherry blossoms

  • but I don't think we could have killed four hours there.

  • No way. We were already tired.

  • Well, the thing about this Starbucks too, it's not just like your normal Starbucks.

  • We kind of saw some photos online and they have really fancy drinks.

  • Very fancy.

  • Just like drinks you probably can't get anywhere else so that's why we kind of wanted to see it too.

  • But we're not that crazy where we'll wait four hours.

  • The main reason why we wanted to go to Meguro was to see the cherry blossoms anyway

  • So Starbucks was kind of a secondary thing. Hey, if we get to go, great!

  • But we really wanted to go see the cherry blossom so we mainly did that and we're happy because

  • it was really pretty along the river. All the trees are lined up on the river and there's actually lots of trees.

  • It's not just one area. It's not that long to walk but you have plenty of opportunities to see it.

  • So like one section didn't have that many trees blossoming

  • and the next section had a whole bunch blossoming.

  • So just make sure you walk through the whole sidewalk or along the river.

  • And when you're walking it, there'll be lots of food booths and vendors out

  • because they know all of the tourists will be there. So make sure you get some of that stuff too.

  • So yeah, that's about it. We sound pretty tired.

  • We are very tired.

  • We had a long day.

  • Alright, so that's our review of Meguro River and cherry blossom watching. Or they call it "hanami".

  • "Hanami". If you liked this video, give us a thumbs up and...

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Meguro River Cherry Blossoms + World's Largest Starbucks (and Longest Wait?) in Japan!

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    Summer posted on 2020/08/24
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