Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Japanese Spring Means Hanami and Picnics

Japanese Spring might be gloomy and cold this year. But that doesn’t mean we will just stay inside our house and be lazy 😉 It is one of my most awaited time of the year to enjoy hanami and picnics with our friends. Hanami or flower viewing is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers especially when the sakuras (cherry blossoms) are in full bloom. It came.. Read More

My Pink Garden this Spring!

Hello Spring! Hello nice weather! These past few days, weather starts to become a bit warm especially at noon, which means that spring is just around the corner. As excited as I am to see Japan’s beauty is spring again, I am also excited to have some hours gardening at our balcony. I did not intend it but yesterday when I was rearranging my plants I noticed that most of.. Read More

Only Japan: People Feel Very Safe

I am starting a series of things that are uniquely Japanese. And I guess this one should be the first on my list: Only in Japan can you see people feel very safe and secured. My husband and I were having our Sakura viewing walk in Ueno a few weeks ago and these two Japanese guys really amazed us. They were comfortably sleeping on the picnic mats together with thousand.. Read More

Enjoying the Early Spring in Japan

Spring is one of the much awaited season here in Japan especially with the blooming of cherry blossoms or sakura. It is also the season when people, young and old, enjoy having picnics under the sakura trees or just stay outside to admire the beauty of the parks and streets adorned with different flowers. Despite the heavy winds last Sunday, my friend and I tried to also enjoy the beauty.. Read More

Reminiscing: Ueno, Why Do I Love Thee?

If there are places in Japan that I will not get tired of visiting, Ueno will be on my top three. I just love this place especially the areas around and near the main train station. It’s anything and everything in Ueno – shrines, temples, parks, museums, food, shopping centers, karaoke bars, izakayas, pubs, etc. During the old times, Ueno serves as a nodal point for business, economy, and travel.. Read More