Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Our Tokyo Christmas This Year

Tokyo Christmas is far different from the Christmas we know in Germany and Philippines. Amidst the glittering illuminations and tall Christmas tree, the yuletide feel is a bit lacking. But this should not be a reason to frown or be lonely during the holidays. I am always excited to hear Christmas songs being played at the stores or mall. It’s a thrill when our house is filled with the smell.. 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

Inokashira Park: Outside Ghibli’s Walls

Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park maybe popular to both locals and foreign visitors because of Ghibli Museum. But outside the museum walls, Inokashira Park has a lot to offer.  Built in 1917, the park serves as a precious green sanctuary for its residents and nearby cities. It has an area of about 380,000 square meters with a 43,000-square meter center pond. The pond  used to be the first source of water supply for Tokyo during.. Read More

Monzen-nakacho Outside the Station

Monzen-nakacho has always been a mystery to me. At least twice a week, I pass by this place on my way to school and going home. I sometimes get off at this station to change from Tozail Line to Oedo Line. But for some reason, I not really seen Monzen-nakacho outside its station. So to address my curiosity, I asked my husband to explore Monzen-nakacho last Sunday afternoon. The weather.. Read More

Autumn Walks Here and There

We are back with our autumn walks! After some rainy days, weather here in Tokyo starts to become nice. Sunny but not too humid. Temperature starts to cool down with bright blue skies. My husband and I made a stroll around Nishi-Kasai and Kasai last Sunday. It has been a while now since we last had a long walk around our area. We first went to Gyosen Park and then.. Read More