Category Archives: Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree

We’ve finally made it up Tokyo Skytree!  We’ve been here for nearly 5 years and we’ve finally made up one of Tokyo’s most iconic views! It only took a visit from a South African cousin to get us up there!  … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Beaches near Tokyo

Summer is here in Japan and in true Japanese weather form it arrived on its due date! BAM! 1 July- the day that the Japanese beaches and the outdoor pools open- the temperature goes up by 2-3 deg C and … Continue reading

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Exploring, exploring: My 5 favourite places in Tokyo on a rainy day.

“Rain, rain go away, Come again another day. Rain, rain go away, Come again on Mummy’s washing day” I often used to chant this rhyme as a child when it rained, but it never seemed to make the rain go … Continue reading

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Kameido Tenjin Shrine

I had been told about this shrine by a friend who knew my love for plants and gardening.    The shrine is very well kept and despite it being in the middle of the city, it was restful and had … Continue reading

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It’s Sumo Time!

It is May, so the next round of Sumo Tournaments are here in Tokyo. Starting today, it will run for 15 days, finishing on Sunday 22 May.  I have blogged about our Sumo trip before, and the full post is … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Zoos in Tokyo

Note: Japanese zoos are generally not the best place regarding animal welfare. Most of the zoos, I have visited have a few cages where my heart breaks for the welfare of the animals. That said, I believe zoos do have … Continue reading

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Mt Tsukuba

I have created a bucket list for our time in Japan, as I would like to have visited as many of the prefectures in Japan as possible, during our time here. So, to that end we headed up to central … Continue reading

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My 5 Favourite places to Hanami in Sakura season.

Sakura Season is upon us! Each year towards the end of March, the Sakura blossoms come out for a fleeting few days and with it the Japanese people. When I wrote about the significance of the Sakura season and the … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Aquariums in Tokyo

In the three years that I have been living in Tokyo, I have finally managed to visit all of the main aquariums in and around Tokyo.  I’d like to say all of them, but the Japanese like their fish and … Continue reading

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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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