Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (文京あじさい祭り)

Another Monday off. Another exploration adventure. Tokyo is forever changing with the seasons – in the Autumn, it’s the beautiful leaves, in the spring, it’s the Sakura and in the Summer it’s apparently the hydrangeas! I found out about a local shrine 白山神社in the Bunkyo area (文京区) that showcases many different varieties of hydrangeas in... Continue Reading →

Nogi Shrine

Roppongi is known for its nightlife, shopping and a hub for foreigners out for a good time. It also happens to have a gem of a shrine, right in the middle of all the action. I’ve been wanting to work on my photography skills (or lack thereof, really) so with my Mondays now wide open,... Continue Reading →

10 months in…

Summer is just around the corner; it has finally started to warm up. I have tried to fight the urge to turn by AC on in my apartment as I know come proper summer I will need it more than ever! And as summer looms (and seeing as I arrived in Japan last summer), it... Continue Reading →

Gotokuji 豪徳寺

The new school year, which started in early April, has brought upon a major change to my schedule. My working week is now from Tuesday to Saturday, meaning I now work Saturdays and have Mondays off. Initially I thought this would be a real hassle, but so far it has not been so bad. It... Continue Reading →

Golden Week adventures in Osaka (大阪)

The end of April and first week of May is aptly named 'Golden Week' (ゴールデンウイーク) as it coincides with 4 public holidays in one week - Saturday being Showa Day (昭和の日), Wednesday - Constitution Day (憲法記念日), Thursday - Greenery Day (緑の日) and Friday  - Children's Day (子供の日). While I would have loved to have gone travelling... Continue Reading →

Kawaguchiko 河口湖

When my parents came to visit and gave me free reign over where to do and what to see, I knew that I wanted them to get a glimpse of Mt Fuji (富士山) and experience a stay in a traditional Japanese inn (旅館). So we headed down to 河口湖 for a one night stay. I had... Continue Reading →

My parents’ visit to school

I was asked to come into work for the closing ceremony of the school year on the 23rd of March, right smack bang in the middle of my parents’ visit to Japan. I emailed my supervisor asking if they could come along and I was expecting a ‘it may be too difficult….insert some indirect rejection... Continue Reading →

Graduation – 5th of March

 *This is somewhat of a late post, being a month after the fact. I have had a crazy month of travel, which I will attempt to blog about later on* What a day. Up at the crack of dawn and back well after the day has finished. It all started early, getting ready for the... Continue Reading →

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