Eye-feasting on lush green landscape of Tonogayato Teien, one of the 9 Tokyo Metropolitan Gardens, located in Kokubunji of western Tokyo. Dating back to 1913 as a villa garden, Tonogayato Teien features a circuit style garden, centred on a pond of natural spring water.
Last bit of Hydrangea at Fuchu-shi Kyodo no Mori Museum
Hoping to see some hydrangeas at the end of the Ajisai Matsuri at Fuchu-shi Kyodo no Mori Museum, located in western of central Tokyo. The park also features an open-air museum displaying old buildings of former merchant houses, town halls, farmhouses and school.
Japanese Poetry through Rikugien Garden
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.
Oasis in a City: Kyu Shiba Rikyu Gardens
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.
Autumn at Hama Rikyu Gardens, Tokyo
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.
Autumn at Kiyosumi Teien, Tokyo
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.
Affordable Japan #1: Highway Buses
First post of the Affordable Japan series! Exploring Highway Buses as a budget travel option between cities.
Agemanju @ Kanda Myojin Shrine, Tokyo
Deep-fried manju with anko (red-bean) filling.
An evening in Akihabara
Man-made island and urban onsen: Odaiba, Tokyo
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.
Old Japan: Asakusa, Tokyo
Asakusa, where the future meets the past. Though located in central Tokyo, Asakusa gives off vibes of old Japan.