Heian Shrine – A Palace and a Garden of the Orient

Heian Shrine seems more like a Chinese palace than a Japanese temple. This is because the shrine is named after the Heian period in Japanese history known for its long years of peace… Continue reading

Cherry Blossom, a Boat and a River – Arashiyama Kyoto

A friend of mine recommended me to visit Arashiyama and I very much loved it. Not too far away from the busy and cultural city of Kyoto, Arashiyama is a nice escape to… Continue reading

Night Sakura at Kiyomizudera Kyoto

This year I have decided to take my cherry blossom coverage beyond Tokyo and today I arrived in Kyoto, the ancient capital city of Japan just for the occasion. I start my trip… Continue reading

Night Sakura – Nakameguro

Japanese is renown for its natural beauty and even in a big city like Tokyo, this amazing grace of nature can still be witnessed. I was at Nakameguro last night. Close to the… Continue reading

Spring with Marni Spring Summer 2014

To celebrate the arrival of spring in Tokyo, I went out in my favourite outfit for this season and it is entirely Marni. The jacket, the t-shirt, and the shorts are all the… Continue reading

HUH! It has bloomed! – Sakura Season at Shunjuku Gyoen

During the weekend, I was stuck inside working on my thesis thinking that the peak of the cherry blossom season  was still a few days away. Then I started to see people’s pictures… Continue reading

Yoshinobaigou – Land of the Thousand Plum Trees in Tokyo

My hunt for spring continues at Yoshinobaigou. Yoshinobaigou is an area with many hills in the outskirt of Tokyo known for its plum trees. The area boasts about its 1200 plum trees and… Continue reading

Plum Blossom – Showa Memorial Park

As Spring arrives, I continue on my hunt for the plum blossom, the first sign of spring in Oriental Japan. (Click here to see my previous blog on plum blossom at a shrine… Continue reading

Shimoda Izu – Rocky Shores, White Sand Beaches and Bright Blue Water

It was my first time in Izu and I very much fell in love with it. Usually it is quite hard to find nice beaches in Japan. So many of the beaches are… Continue reading

Shimoda Tokyu Hotel – Spectacular Scenery of Izu Peninsula

Shimoda Tokyu Hotel provides a stunning view of the scenic Izu peninsula of Japan. I was staying in Shimoda because all of the hotels in the early cherry blossom areas of Izu were… Continue reading

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