The 108 Foxes of Keihin Fushimi Inari Shrine

The year 2018 has come and gone, and it was a year full of new experiences for me. My first year of marriage, my first year of living abroad, and of course, with some wonderful snippets of honeymoon in Europe. So if I had to use one word to describe 2018, it would be change. […]

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Cosmos: The Flower of Autumn

Cosmos flowers are the cherry blossoms of fall in Japan, indeed, its name in Kanji is “秋桜” (akizakura), which literally mean autumn cherry blossom. Showa Kinen Park holds an annual “Cosmos Festival” from mid September to early November where cosmos of different colors bloom over the period. Being an avid flower lover, I definitely had to head there […]

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Beautiful Sacred Spots of Tokyo

Tokyo is not the first place one who think of when it comes to shrines and temples, especially central Tokyo. But I have uncovered some beautiful holy places right in the middle of bustling Tokyo! The red torii gate tunnel in Hie Shrine (日枝神社) in Akasaka may not be as grand as that of Fushimi Inari […]

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The Shinkansen Hero

With the recent terrible news of a murder in the Shinkansen on June 9, everyone is concerned about the safety of the Japan’s public transportation as the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics approaches. I am indeed rather apprehensive in boarding the bullet train now, I must admit when I boarded it on Sunday, I couldn’t sleep […]

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Top 7 Sightseeing Spots in Odaiba

Odaiba is an artificial island in Tokyo Bay turned into a shopping and amusement centre with lots of sightseeing spots. There are plenty of things to do here, from shopping to playing in amusement parks, and even relaxing in onsens. But I’m more of a sightseeing person, because I’m not much of an activity person, and well, […]

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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens Rose Festival

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園, Kyū Furukawa teien) is a place for rose lovers. It can be separated into two parts, a western garden with an impressive European-style villa, and a traditional Japanese garden with a teahouse and some notable stone bridges. While the park entrance fee is ¥150, you can choose to have a guided tour […]

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