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

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

Sakura Hanami along Tokyo Rivers

Sakura hanami is one of the most awaited events here in Japan. It is the time when people go to parks and have picnics under the sakura trees. The word hanami was a combination of hana¬†which means flower and mi from the word miru meaning to see.¬†Sakura or cherry blossoms are the most popular. Unlike other flowers, the sakura only last a few days. That’s why people clamour to see.. Read More

Autumn Leaves at Gyosen Park

Autumn leaves in red and orange hues are now starting to beautify Tokyo. As the temperature begins to fall down, the trees along the roads give a warm vibe. For the past years, my husband and I always try to go to places to see the autumn colors. And one of the great places to see them is just a few minutes away from our house.   Gyosen Park’s Autumn.. Read More