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Fukushima in Spring

Although the cherry blossoms have long scattered in Tokyo, the cherry blossom is not over for me yet! There is one place I want to visit, and I’ve been keeping my eye on the sakura forecast. When the place I wanted to visit finally updated from “70% bloom”…

22 April 2016
Outdoor / Nature

Night Illumination in Rikugien Gardens 六義園

I have always liked parks and gardens, and of the many I’ve visited in Tokyo, 六義園 Rikugien Gardens is one of my favorite. The garden is beautifully landscaped, and depending on the season, is painted with the different colors of the flowers in bloom. To me,…

7 April 2016
Friday Five Outdoor / Nature

5 Ways to Enjoy Sakura in Tokyo

Sakura season is finally here! The cherry blossoms started blooming in Tokyo on March 21, and expected to peak about a week later. I write about sakura every year, but really, how can I resist? They’re so gorgeous! And the fact that they’re around for…

25 March 2016
Featured Outdoor / Nature

Autumn in Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

This autumn, I finally got to visit a place I’ve been wanting to visit! I knew I had to visit it the moment I first saw a picture of the kochia during autumn in Hitachi Seaside Park. This is what it looks like on the park’s official…

17 November 2015
Friday Five Outdoor / Nature

5 Things to Do in Summer in Japan

We’re smack in the middle of summer right now, and while I despise the scorching heat and stifling humidity, it is undeniable that there are some activities that summer is perfect for. So for this week’s Friday Five, I will share some of my favorite things to…

7 August 2015