“Little Edo” Kawagoe 1 Day Tour


A while ago, when the cherry trees were still blooming, I spent one of my holidays in Kawagoe–a small town in the Saitama Prefecture. Though being near Tokyo, Kawagoe–often known as “Little Edo”–is a nostalgic town completely different from the urbanized Tokyo city. It is a place less busy and boiterous, but more tranquil and relaxing. Continue reading “1 DAY IN “LITTLE EDO” KAWAGOE”


Visit the 5 Great Sakura Trees of Japan This Springtime!

Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), is a national treasure in Japan. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Japanese people and tourists flock to cherry blossom viewing areas for hanami (花見) or flower viewing parties. This is not a new trend as flower viewing has been a pastime for many eras. Transport yourself to the hanami of the past by visiting Japan’s “Five Great Sakura Trees” – the “Nihon Godai Zakura (日本五大桜)”.

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Summer in Hokkaido

In this article I’ll be taking you through a little walk through the streets of the Noboribetsu area in Hokkaido. Noboribetsu is famously known for its hot springs and is the other Onsen hot spot of Japan along with Hakone.

The hot springs here originate from an explosion crater in the area called “Jigokudani”, which literally translates to Hell Valley, and was believed to have been plagued by Japanese demons. I’ll also be introducing some nice little photo spots in the area! Ready or not, here we go! Continue reading “Summer in Hokkaido”

Wild life in Meiji jingu

For those of you who are traveling in Tokyo or are thinking about coming to the capital of Japan, you’ve probably either heard of, been to, or plan on going to the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku. Being one of the oldest of most renowned shrines in Tokyo.

The Meiji Jingu was built in (big surprise) the Meiji Era as a token of dedication and honour of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken for their tremendous contributions to the Meiji Restoration. Continue reading “Wild life in Meiji jingu”