Wanders and Flowers

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Hanabi Festivals Near Nishi-Kasai

Summer is the season for Hanabi festivals in Japan. It means people get to enjoy watching beautiful fireworks display with some beer, cold drinks, and snacks. Every year, several of these festivals take place all over Tokyo.   About five years or so, it has been a tradition for us to go to some of these fireworks festivals. From our place here in Nishi-Kasai, we have good access to two.. Read More

Find My Tokyo : Challenge Accepted!

Find My Tokyo is a campaign strategy of Tokyo Metro to help people know more about Japan”s capital city. By using the subway stations as reference points, you can easily go to various unique shops and tourist spots. It is also a great way to experience some local traditions and cultural activities special for certain areas.   It was my husband who told me about this. Surprisingly, I found out.. Read More

Shinjuku Gyoen on a Weekday

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is a serene sanctuary in the middle of a bustling urban city. The park is a favorite place for people to rest, play, and relax after a busy week. With its huge open green space; forest-like corners; and beautiful landscapes, a day visit is not enough to see its full glory.     Shinjuku Gyoen: A Sanctuary at the Heart of Busy City Center   I have been.. Read More

Family-Friendly Places Worth-Visiting in Edogawa

Family-friendly places especially for those with young children can be a challenge when in Tokyo. Just a few minutes away from central Tokyo is the city of Edogawa, the easternmost ward at the bounds of Urayasu and Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture.   Edogawa is known to many because of its proximity to Tokyo Disneyland and the crazy influx of people riding Tozai Line during rush hours in the morning and.. Read More

Narita: A Stop Away from the Airport

Narita is famous outside and inside Japan because of its huge airport. However, the city itself is a good place to visit to. Every time I go to and from airport, I always wonder what is beyond the gates of Narita Station. To answer my curiosity, I was able to lure my husband to join me going there last Sunday. From our place, we took Tozai Line from Nishi-Kasai to.. Read More