Wanders and Flowers

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An Afternoon at Yanaka Ginza

Yanaka Ginza Day Tour

Right after our trip to Germany and before going to the Philippines, I had about a week to enjoy the last days of summer in Tokyo. My friend, Bang was here for a short visit. Compared to her previous trips, this year we have decided for a more relaxed itinerary. Hachiko and Nezu Shrine My friend loves Hachiko and its story. When she first visited Japan, a photo with Hachiko.. Read More

Edogawa 2019 Hanabi : Bolder and Larger

The Edogawa 2019 Hanabi was a sight I am glad I did not miss. Every year, my husband and I make sure that we go to this event for some fireworks displays. And so far it never ceases to amaze us. Hanabi Festivals in Tokyo Hanabi or fireworks viewing is a must-try when you visit Tokyo between mid-July until August. Several places within the metropolis hold their annual fireworks displays.. Read More

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