Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Koishikawa Korakuen in Spring

Koishikawa Korakuen is one of the few gardens in Japan with a designation as the Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site of the country. Like other Japanese-style gardens, this garden features a big pond; an array of different trees; and flowers that bloom for every season. However the inspiration from various classic literature as well as images from historic places makes it unique from other gardens. The.. Read More

Sakura Viewing in Nishi-Kasai

Sakura viewing is one of the much-awaited events in Japan. This is the time when influx of people from all over the world visit the country to have a glimpse of the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Every year, between last week of March until second week of April, the whole country transforms into a beautiful and festive scenery. Major roads and tourists spots were planted with hundreds of cherry trees for.. Read More

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

Sakuras Came Early This Year

Hanami parties here and there are now being enjoyed since last weekend although it was estimated that this year’s Sakuras (Cherry Blossoms) in Tokyo will be in full bloom on the first week of April. Why? Because Sakuras came early this year!! Last weekend, my husband and I have decided to go to Kasai Rinkai Park for a picnic. But instead of cycling along Kasai Coast, we took the road going to.. Read More

Sakura Viewing in Tokyo

Spring is one of the most awaited season here in Japan. Not only because it is the start of nice weather but most especially because of the blooming cherry blossoms more popularly known as sakura. It is the time of the year where people go out of their niches and party under the Sakura trees. Locals and gaijins (foreigners) call this hanami.  A time where people can be merry, have picnic,.. Read More