Enjoying autumn in Rikugien, one of Tokyo’s most adored landscape gardens. Named after the six divisions of Waka, a type of Japanese poetry, Rikugien offers a massive strolling garden around ponds and hills.
Quiet stroll at Kyu Shiba Rikyu, one of the two surviving Edo garden in Tokyo, featuring a central pond with four small islands and various rock formations.
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.
Deep-fried manju with anko (red-bean) filling.
An evening in Akihabara
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.