Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

Nakano Broadway: Collectors’ Haven

Nakano Broadway is a shopping complex that lies west of Tokyo. Curious of what the place offers, my husband and I went there on the second day after New Year. From Nishi-Kasai, we took Tozai Line going to Nakano. It was very convenient for us because we did not need to change to another line. When we reached Nakano Station, we immediately saw the entrance of the shopping complex from.. Read More

Tokyo New Year: Braving New Experiences

Tokyo New Year is very quiet. No fireworks, no shouting, and the city streets look like a ghost town. It is the time when most of the locals go to their hometowns. While most of the people try to find a more festive ambiance outside the city or country, we on the other hand enjoy its solitude. It is a good time for us to visit some places without worrying.. Read More

Koyo or Autumn Colors Viewing in Tokyo

Koyo viewing is a must-try if you are in Japan around late October to early December. It is similar to Hanami in spring but instead of flowers people admire the colorful leaves in autumn. This year, the leaves changed colors a little later than expected. Maybe because of the changing climate. I did not have enough chance to visit several places for Koyo last month because of the exhibition. But.. Read More