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Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao is probably the closest mountain to Tokyo. It’s easy to get to by train or car and the train station is right at the base of the mountain. There are various hiking trails from beginner to more advanced…

Stamps – “National Treasure”
Stamps – “National Treasure”

Stamps – “National Treasure”

Hi, this is Sathi! I hope you are all well, and your family and friends are safe too! As we are currently under a situation that we are not so encouraged to travel, I have found a way to see…

Enjoying Autumn
Enjoying Autumn

Enjoying Autumn

Did you see Kelly’s post about Autumn in Japan? The weather is the best to enjoy outdoor and indoor activities, but be mindful of Typhoons.  As long as there isn’t a typhoon blowing through,  you have so many things to…

Japanese Rainy Season
Japanese Rainy Season

Japanese Rainy Season

It is the rainy season in Japan right now. Called Tsuyu in Japanese, the season typically lasts 6 weeks. The idea of endless cloudy skies and lots of rain sounds daunting, but every year when we are in the middle…

Shibuya
Shibuya

Shibuya

When people hear Shibuya, most mainly think of the following 2 things: Hachiko and the scramble intersection. Shibuya is a district of Tokyo that is full of energy where young people like to gather but not only that, there are…

Asakusa
Asakusa

Asakusa

Asakusa is a popular area of Tokyo. You can enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere of the temple but also view Sky Tree or take a pleasant walk along the Sumida River. Let’s start our visit by taking a “time leap”…