Wanders and Flowers

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Lake Chuzenji and Onsen in Summer

Lake Chuzenji or Chuzenjiko is a big lake in the mountains of Nikko. Around the lake are summer houses mostly of European embassies, cafes, and restaurants. On fine days, fishing enthusiasts enjoy catching trouts with a beautiful view of the mountains. On cold days, influx of people come to town to enjoy a hot soak in the onsens.   Spending a Day at Lake Chuzenji   With summer nearly ending,.. Read More

Ryogoku : Tokyo’s Museum Town

Ryogoku is popular to many as a home for sumo wrestling. Most of the time, people especially from abroad visit this place to see sumo fights. Another popular thing people do in the area is to visit the Edo Tokyo Museum.┬áRecently, me and my friend went biking to and around Ryogoku. I discovered that in addition to its “Old Tokyo” ambiance, this place is a haven for museum lovers.  .. Read More

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