Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Hachiko: My Full Encounter

Hachiko is popular to most people for its loyalty to its master. Its story inspired both the dog lovers and non-lovers around the world especially when Richard Gere made a movie about him. When in Tokyo, locals and tourists queue to have a photo with its bronze statue in Shibuya. Living in Tokyo gave me a great opportunity to have several encounters with this iconic dog over the years.  .. 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

Shibamata: Odango and Classic Movies

Shibamata is a small town in Edogawa. It may not be that popular for foreign tourists but for locals, it is a must-visit place. Last Monday was Sports Day here in Japan. And because the weather was great, my husband and I decided to go for a bike ride. Biking along canals and riversides was fun and at the same time feels like ATV race. Nice scenery but a bit.. Read More

Kasairinkaikoen All-Year Round

Kasairinkaikoen is one of the places I love here in Edogawa. Whenever friends come for a visit, I always recommend them to see this park. For us, it is only about 15-20 minutes by bike along Kasai Coast. It is also accessible via Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station and cannot be missed because it has its own stop. There are also buses from Funabori, Nishi-Kasai, and Kasai stations. Twice a.. Read More