Visiting Meigetsu-in in Kamakura, famous as Ajisai-dera (Hydrangea Temple) during autumn to see the autumn foliage which was just turning color.
Autumn foliage at Engakuji, a Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism temple, built as a memorial to soldiers lost during the battles against the Mongolian invasion in Japan.
A stroll in Hama Rikyu, the only remaining tidal pond garden in Tokyo, offering contrast views of Edo-style garden against the backdrop of skyscrapers.
Strolling in one of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gardens, Kiyosumi Teien, featuring a large pond with three islands and manmade hills, stepping stones pathways, and landscape stones collected from all over Japan.
First post of the Affordable Japan series! Exploring Highway Buses as a budget travel option between cities.
A long drive to Usui Pass 3rd Bridge (Megane Bashi) to see the abandoned red-brick bridge.
Deep-fried manju with anko (red-bean) filling.
An evening in Akihabara
A walk in the park of lava rocks formed by the eruption of Mount Asama (an active volcano).
A trip to Odaiba, a man-made island in Tokyo – hiking the Rainbow Bridge, taking pictures with the Gundam statue, and dip in hot spring in an Onsen Theme Park made to look like the old Edo.
Asakusa, where the future meets the past. Though located in central Tokyo, Asakusa gives off vibes of old Japan.