Category Archives: Tokyo

Exploring, exploring…

I have made a new friend at swimming. She and I meet every week while our children have their lesson and as the year has progressed we are becoming more than just two mums-who-meet-at-the-pool-every-week. She only arrived in the summer, … Continue reading

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Meguro Sky Garden

I’m still struggling with various aches ‘n pains- so the first exploration¬†with my friends was close to home. 3km from school to be exact! To a most surreal place. Meguro Sky Garden is a garden with an area of 7000 … Continue reading

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Araihama Beach, Miura, Kanagawa

In mid-September, Japan had two typhoons pass through, with some areas receiving double their average rainfall for September in just over a week. With a forecast of more rain, it was a no brainer to head out of Tokyo to … Continue reading

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Mosquito To Quito…

Mosquitos, mozzies, skeeters- call them what you like they are irritating and infuriating. Japan has loads! Which unfortunately makes going outdoors in the summer months rather unpleasant if you’re not adequately prepared. ‘E’ is the most popular person on the … Continue reading

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Oh How I Love Japanese Seasons!

Seasons, beautiful seasons. Each with its own variety and differences. One of the things that I love about Japan is their defined seasons. Yes, the UK has four seasons, but they aren’t nearly as clearly marked as Japanese seasons. Two … Continue reading

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Ashikaga Flower Park

I headed out to Ashikaga Flower park last Thursday, to see the Wisteria as I had heard they were a magnificent sight. Wisteria, called Fuji in Japan, hold a special place in the Japanese hearts after the Sakura. They are … Continue reading

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Sakura Season- My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph the blossoms in Tokyo.

Sakura Season! It is that time of the year where Tokyo (and the rest of Japan) turn pink and people escape outdoors with their picnics and tripods. It is a very brief time- best for about 5 days, and thankfully … Continue reading

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Tokorozawa Aviation Museum

I love Japanese Museums. They are so interesting and interactive. It feels that the Japanese go out of their way to ensure that if there is anything that could appeal to children then they ensure that it is. Tokorozawa Aviation … Continue reading

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Tsukiji Fish Market

It’s cold (1 degree C) and wet. The forecast snow has, thankfully, not materialized as my friends and I had decided that would be visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market regardless. Coming out of Tuskiji station (exit 2), we headed straight … Continue reading

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Tokyo with Kids- Yoyogi Park

One of the things that I found challenging when I first arrived was to find places to take the children to where they could have fun, learn new things and experience this amazing country. I have decided that I will … Continue reading

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