Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

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

Afternoon Stroll at Showa Kinen Park

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa.  It is still part of Tokyo metropolis but a little far west from Tokyo Central. Going there, we went to Nakano via Tozai Line from Nishi-Kasai and transferred to Chuo Line going to Takao. We were fortunate to catch the Ome Special Rapid because we only had three or four stops between Nakano and Shin-Tachikawa station. Finding the park from.. Read More

Retracing History in Kawagoe

I first heard of Kawagoe from my Czech friend a long time ago when she asked me to go with her to visit the place. However at that time I got busy with work stuff so I did not go with her. After four years or so, I again heard the word Kawagoe. This time I hear and see it often since my train going to my workplace is exactly the.. Read More