Tag: Tokyo

Sakura Jingu Shrine & Beyond: A Springtime Exploration in Tokyo

Sakura Jingu Shrine & Beyond: A Springtime Exploration in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city of endless discovery, where even the well-trodden paths can lead to unexpected treasures. One such hidden gem is Sakura Jingu Shrine, a sanctuary not only for the soul but for the eyes, especially in mid-March when the Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms are 

Exploring Sengaku-ji: The Ultimate Guide to the 47 Ronin Graves

Exploring Sengaku-ji: The Ultimate Guide to the 47 Ronin Graves

Let me take you through my unexpected but captivating visit to Sengaku-ji Temple, the revered site of the 47 Ronin graves. It’s a story worth sharing, especially if you’re plotting your adventure to this historic corner of Tokyo. One fine day, after a slight detour 

A Cultural Walk in Shinjuku: The Seven Lucky Gods Walk Experience

A Cultural Walk in Shinjuku: The Seven Lucky Gods Walk Experience

Travel isn’t just about seeing new places; it’s about immersing yourself in new experiences and cultures. For families who love to blend adventure with education, Tokyo offers a unique and enriching experience: the Seven Lucky Gods Walk. Yesterday, along with my friend Amy from Amy’s 

Azabujuban’s Best Kept Secrets: A Tokyo Traveler’s Guide

Azabujuban’s Best Kept Secrets: A Tokyo Traveler’s Guide

Inside Guide: Uncovering Azabujuban’s Hidden Gems Unexpectedly, Tokyo received a rare winter spectacle on February 5th, 2024 — a snow day! I was in the Azabujuban neighborhood most of the day, watching the weather turn from a light rain to a heavy snowfall. This charming 

A Whimsical Day at Moomin Valley Park: Adventures and Misadventures Near Tokyo

A Whimsical Day at Moomin Valley Park: Adventures and Misadventures Near Tokyo

Living in Tokyo has its perks, one being the chance to explore places that might not make it onto the typical short-stay tourist itinerary. Moomin Valley Park, just outside Tokyo, is one such gem. Known for the beloved Finnish characters, the Moomins, this park is 

A Spellbinding Journey: Visiting Harry Potter Tokyo Studio Tour

A Spellbinding Journey: Visiting Harry Potter Tokyo Studio Tour

Stepping into the world of Harry Potter is always a magical experience, and the Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo: The Making of Harry Potter is no exception. Reminiscent of our enchanting visit to the London studio a few years back, this adventure promised even more 

Tokyo’s Hidden Markets: Exploring the Charm of Shrine Sales

Tokyo’s Hidden Markets: Exploring the Charm of Shrine Sales

Tokyo is a city of hidden gems and cultural wonders, and one of its best-kept secrets are shrine sales scattered throughout the city. These bustling markets, held within the precincts of Shinto shrines, offer a unique shopping experience, blending tradition, culture, and the thrill of 

Ninja Warrior Family Adventure: Conquering Heiwa No Mori Park

Ninja Warrior Family Adventure: Conquering Heiwa No Mori Park

Join us on a thrilling family escapade to Heiwa No Mori Park, where we discover a realm of exciting challenges and adventures that would make even Ninja Warriors proud. This picturesque park offers a field athletic course with 40 wooden obstacles, perfect for elementary school 

Exploring Tokyo: A Morning Walk Along The Meguro River

Exploring Tokyo: A Morning Walk Along The Meguro River

I’ve been spending a lot of time walking around Tokyo. It’s just so easy to set out and find myself lost in this wonderful new world. I haven’t been blogging about this part of my time here because there is not much to say. I’m 

Essential Japan Travel and Living Products: Your Ultimate Guide to a Smooth Experience

Essential Japan Travel and Living Products: Your Ultimate Guide to a Smooth Experience

Whether you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan or have recently made the Land of the Rising Sun your new home, you’re in for an incredible adventure. My family and I relocated to Japan in August, and we’ve been captivated by the beauty, culture, and