In Japan I went on many walks through beautifully designed gardens. Back home I was really thrilled to find the book “The Japanese Garden” by Sophie Walker.
When the hydrangeas in Tokyo are in full bloom, Tokyoites venture to temples and parks to see the hydrangea flower. If you find yourself in Tokyo in June, keep your eyes open for these gorgeous flowers and visit a hydrangea festival or Ajisai Matsuri as they are called in Japan.
The selection of hotels in Tokyo is vast and ranges from affordable capsule hotels and hostels, to Airbnb apartments, business hotels and traditional Ryokan. To make your search for a perfect hotel in Tokyo a bit easier, here are three affordable hotels in Tokyo.
In Kiyosumi-Shirakawa there are no skyscrapers, but beautiful gardens, temples, shrines and a tight-knit community of small stores and boutiques. It’s also known for an abundance of coffee places. Here are some impressions from and things to do in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa.
The choice of restaurants is vast in Tokyo, so sometimes it is hard to pick a place to eat. Find five of my favourite restaurants in Tokyo in this post.
Some might say Tokyo is not a walkable city. I heavily disagree, you just have to keep a few things in mind when you plan on exploring Tokyo by foot.
One of my favourite things to buy in Japan as a souvenir is stationery. Find a list of stores and a selection of great stationery items I bought on my last trip to Japan in this post.
Kamakura is a sea-side town only a 50-minute train ride from Tokyo Station. I spent a beautiful June day exploring Hase and Enoshima, come and join me!
From the ground, Tokyo seems like a conglomeration of different and diverse cities, commercial centres and towns. But, it’s on top of one of Tokyo’s many skyscrapers, where you will realise: Tokyo is endless. See some pictures taken from Tokyo City View up on Mori Tower for proof.
Kichijoji is one of those Tokyo neighbourhoods that gives you a small town feel in the big city just under 30 minutes by train from Shinjuku or Shibuya Station. It is home to an iconic Tokyo park as well as an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafés. These are some spots and shops in Kichijoji that I’d like to recommend.
Jetlagged and tired on day one in Tokyo, I distracted myself from sleep by walking through Harajuku.
There are many things to do and see in Japan. Here are 5 essential experiences I think you should not miss.
I am being asked again and again about our tips and experiences. Let me start with five things you should consider when you plan on travelling to Japan.
The ever brilliant Charlotte Schreiber has just launched a Kickstarter Campaign to publish the photos documenting her 44 day journey through Japan in a beautiful book. I have been waiting for these news ever since she posted a sneak preview of the book on Instagram and I really hope it will become reality.