A late flight home meant we could savor a few more hours touristing in Tokyo, but I wish we could’ve spent way more time exploring the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. This massive greenspace in the middle of Shinjuku features traditional Japanese, English and French style gardens. (I can only imagine how gorgeous this place is during cherry blossom season.) We only had enough time to view the Japanese gardens before it was time to end our incredible vacation. It was such a peaceful moment and a special place to stop and reflect on the week. I whispered a quiet “thank you” to the city for being such a gracious host.