Hydrangea Season in Japan

Even after two years of living in Japan, it still amazes me how we casually move from one beautiful flower season to the next. Just a few weeks ago, the streets were lined with pink azaleas and before that, colourful tulips were out in a beautiful display at Yokohama Park. I didn’t realise until this…

Autumn Leaves Festival at Showa Kinen Park

With this being our second year in Japan, we’re trying to catch up on as many events that we missed last year, as possible. One of them being: attending an autumn leaves festival. There are actually quite a number of parks and gardens in Tokyo that open late in the evening with the trees lit…

Escaping Tokyo‘s summer heat

It‘s the beginning of our second year living in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and there are still so many places in Tokyo on our bucket list. One of them came highly recommended for hot summer days by Tokyo tourist website „Tokyo-go“: Todoroki Valley. Todoroki Valley The valley is easy to reach as it’s just a few…

Away from Tokyo’s Crowds: Yanaka & Nezu

Are you looking for the more traditional, culturally-enriched old alleys of Tokyo away from the crowds? Then Yanaka is the place to go! We first discovered this area in late autumn last year and were amazed by the small Japanese lanes full of character. When we had friends and family over in the spring this…

Tokyo Photography Walk: Tsukishima & Tsukuda

22°C sunshine on a beautiful November day in Tokyo! That just calls for exploring one of Tokyo’s ‘best towns’ (according to Metropolis) Tsukishima and neighbouring Tsukada. An autumn stroll along the river at Tsukuda Park lifted our weekend mood and brought us deeper into Tsukishima, exploring little alleys and tasting the local food in Tsukishima’s…