Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Tokyo 101 for Animal Lovers

I guess Japan is one of the few countries that really care for animals not only by law but also by normal people you can meet on the streets. I do not have a pet in our house because 1) I do not want to undergo a tedious process of producing clearances and paying hell a lot to be allowed to have a pet at home; 2) our building do.. Read More

Our Autumn Hikes

I love autumn. I love it when the summer’s heat starts to cool down and the colors of the leaves are changing. And to enjoy this season to the fullest, me and my husband did some hiking just near Tokyo. First we went to Mt. Mitake in Okutuma region, westernmost part of Tokyo. Train ride was about an two hours from our station (30 minutes from Nishi-Kasai to Nakano and.. Read More

Loving Nishi-Kasai

Once again I am back in Japan.. but this time I will be staying for a longer time!! Being back  in Japan opened another life’s chapter for me. Right after our wedding, my husband and I worked on the necessary papers so that I can live him in Tokyo. Before I came here, I already programmed myself that our new home will be far from the urban life since Nishi-Kasai.. Read More

The Sole Sisters Guide to Your First Time in Japan

This is a repost of an article that I contributed in We are Sole Sisters, an all-women blog dedicated for travel enthusiasts.  When we speak of anime, manga, and cherry blossoms we only think of one good place where to find them- Japan! Over the years, this country never failed to awe us with its exquisite and one of a kind beauty and adventure. Just recently, the Japanese government released a.. Read More

Starter Tips to Enjoy the Land of the Rising Sun

It was quite interesting to know that a lot of people I met find travelling to Japan as very challenging. Not only because of the language but because of the high cost of living, strict implementation of laws, and difficulty in getting a visa. But still, a lot of the people I know put touring Japan in their bucket list. Although I just returned here in Japan less than a.. Read More