Wanders and Flowers

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Todoroki Valley : Wilderness in the City

Todoroki Valley is a sweet escape away from the busy life in the metropolis without going too far from it. In search of places to explore during Golden Week minus the clamour, my husband and I went to this gorge for an afternoon walk. From Nishi-Kasai it was about an hour and a half to Todoroki Station by train. The moment we got off from Oimachi train, the quaint vibe.. Read More

Azalea : Where to See Them in Edogawa

Azalea and Rhododendrons are in season at the moment. These beautiful flowers continue the spring feel as the temperature start to get warmer. In Japan, azalea is commonly a preferred plant species for box hedges along major roads. Sometime in the last days of April until mid-May, these flowers start to pop on the green beds. Nezu Shrine is a popular place that people visit during azalea season. But if.. Read More

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum Brief Stop

For the third leg of our Yokohama suburbs day trip, we had an impromptu stop at Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Shin-Yokohama is always crowded because it is one of the stops of the shinkansens going to Kansai area. And with the holiday hype, the crowd tends to get crazier than usual. However finding our way to the ramen museum was dot difficult. From the station, there are some signages serving as.. Read More

Zoorasia : Day Tour Across the Globe

A day at Zoorasia felt like a journey around the globe. After walking around Satoyama Garden, we walked across to see some animals. Maybe because of its location, I find this calming despite the crowd. Zoorasia: Zoological Trip Around the World Zoological Trip Around the World is the catch phrase of the zoo as found in its map brochure. True enough, walking around felt like that. The zoo has eight.. Read More

Satoyama Gardens : A Colorful Serenity

Satoyama Gardens in Yokohama

Satoyama Gardens in Yokohama is like a colorful paradise in the middle of serenity. Although it is not far from Tokyo, this place is not as crowded even during holidays. This year Japan celebrates its Golden Week with 10 days off from school and work. It is a special year as the country welcomes the new era and its new emperor. However, this also means that popular vacation spots outside.. Read More