[EN] Yomiuri Land, the Hidden Illumination Park in Tokyo

Getting tired of Tokyo Disneyland/Disneysea? Want to find another local amusement park in Tokyo? Then I would like to recommend this amusement park, called as Yomiuri Land, for you. Located about 25-35 minutes by train from Shinjuku, this local amusement park is a great place to spend with your family. Another great thing about this…

Where in Japan to See Monkeys Bathe in Hot Springs

On our second day in Shiga Kogen trip, we went to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park which is located in Yamanouchi, Nagano. After showering and having breakfast at the hotel, we decided to check-out before going out since the check-out time limit is at 10 am. Luggages can be stored in a coin locker at the…

Winter Wonderland at Shiga Kogen (Is it possible to ski in March?)

I came from a tropical country so I have never seen snow before. I experienced my first snow in Tokyo last month, but the snow unfortunately didn’t last long. It was a small snow shower and the snow didn’t pile up. My hubby wants me to experience snow in Japan so we decided to take…

[EN] Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival (Setagaya Ume Matsuri) in Tokyo

When we talk about spring in Japan, the first thing that pops up in your mind is definitely Cherry Blossom or widely known as Sakura. Sakura usually blooms once a year, and only blooms for one week period. That’s why the Cherry Blossom Festival becomes the most crowded festival in Japan. It’s really popular for…