Wanders and Flowers

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Kamakura Daibutsu And A Lot More

The Kamakura Daibutsu or the Great Buddha is the main reason foreign people visit Kamakura. But like other great places, there is a lot more to see. When my friend from Manila visited us last mid-April, we went for a day trip in Kamakura. One day is not enough to see all the beautiful things the place and its nearby areas can offer. However, one day would also suffice to.. Read More

Night Sakura Viewing in Naka-Meguro

Night sakura viewing started a few years ago here in Japan. When the sky becomes dark, colored lights make the cherry blossoms visible. People who cannot enjoy the sakura blossoms due to work schedule can still admire its beauty on their way home. The lights add elegance to the white soft petals of the sakura blossoms giving a warm and relaxing ambiance.   Night Sakura Viewing    We were not.. Read More

Lamppost Designs in Japan

A lamppost maybe the least of things one sees everyday. Except maybe when it has busted bulb that we notice its existence. Or it belongs to the humungous and extravagant ones in Shanghai. My fascination with lampposts started when we visited Nakano Broadway on the second day of the new year. While looking around, I noticed that small streets and alleys along the main covered walk have different lamppost designs… Read More

Festivals and Music Weekend

Festivals are must-do or at least to watch out for when in Japan. Almost every month, there is a festival to celebrate for. And for those who are into classical music and performances, Japan is also the country to go to. Japanese people love classical music. Almost every city has its own music hall for people to enjoy concerts and performances at very reasonable prices. Last weekend, I was able to.. Read More

Hakone in Winter: Revisiting the Usual Route

Hakone is one of the popular places to visit especially if you want to have a great view of Mt. Fuji. It is also a great place for those who want to have a relaxing time in an onsen or hot spring spas. With its proximity to Tokyo (about 90 minutes by train), it is a quick getaway from the busy city life. A couple of weeks ago, a Filipino friend.. Read More