Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Shibamata: Odango and Classic Movies

Shibamata is a small town in Edogawa. It may not be that popular for foreign tourists but for locals, it is a must-visit place. Last Monday was Sports Day here in Japan. And because the weather was great, my husband and I decided to go for a bike ride. Biking along canals and riversides was fun and at the same time feels like ATV race. Nice scenery but a bit.. Read More

Kasairinkaikoen All-Year Round

Kasairinkaikoen is one of the places I love here in Edogawa. Whenever friends come for a visit, I always recommend them to see this park. For us, it is only about 15-20 minutes by bike along Kasai Coast. It is also accessible via Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station and cannot be missed because it has its own stop. There are also buses from Funabori, Nishi-Kasai, and Kasai stations. Twice a.. Read More

Roses are Red, Sometimes Purplish

  Roses are almost out of season. Well, at least for those that grow in pots or gardens in this part of the world. This year, roses in our area bloomed a bit early than usual. Luckily, I was able to visit my favorite rose garden at their peak. This rose garden is located in Minami-Kasai which is about 10 minutes by bus from Kasai station. And about 20 minutes.. Read More

Tokyo Imperial Palace: Behind the Walls

Tokyo Imperial Palace is one of the must-see places when touring Japan particularly Tokyo. It is a vast green space at the heart of the country’s financial and government district, just a few blocks outside Tokyo Station. Every new year, the palace ground becomes crowded as people fall in line to see and hear Emperor. On ordinary days, visitors can only access the Imperial East Garden and the Kokyo Gaien. Both are outside the.. Read More

Wisteria Watching at Kameido Tenjin

Wisteria

Wisteria is now one of the most-awaited season here in Japan next to sakura or cherry blossoms. From early May until June, lots of locals and foreigners visit Ashikaga Flower Park, Aichi, anf Fukuoka for a mesmerizing moment under the wisteria showers.   As part of our Golden Week escapades, my husband and I went to Kameido Tenjin in Sumida City to see these beautiful flowers. It was a sunny.. Read More