7 Cool Museums to Visit on a Rainy Day in Tokyo

Tsuyu, the rainy season, is here. Unlike a lot of people, I really enjoy June. I love being able to wear my rain boots. I love the glossy neon lights reflected in puddles all over the streets. And of course, I love that it brings the hydrangeas and turns the whole city into a kaleidoscope of colours.

The rainy season also gives us a chance to slow down and spend time indoors. Luckily for anyone in Tokyo, there are loads of cool and fascinating museums to check out. From museums about technology to art to food, there really is something for everyone. Continue reading “7 Cool Museums to Visit on a Rainy Day in Tokyo”


Tea Time at the Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe

Once upon a time, there were four little rabbits, and their names were

Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.

They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir-tree.

And so begins the tale of cheeky, little Peter Rabbit.  Continue reading “Tea Time at the Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe”

Five Days in Sakura Paradise

I don’t recall ever experiencing a cherry blossom season that came as quickly—and ended just as quickly—as this year’s. Since we had an extremely cold winter, I couldn’t believe it when the Japan Meteorological Corp announced in February that the first buds were forecast to open on March 17th. Usually cold weather prolongs their dormancy, and I had expected a late-March start date. Continue reading “Five Days in Sakura Paradise”

8 Reasons to Love Shinjuku Gyoen

I’ve been to Shinjuku Gyoen so many times in the 5 years I’ve been living in Tokyo that it almost feels like I’m arriving home when I walk through the park entrance gates. It’s become a very familiar place. From the cherry blossom season and hot summer days, to the vibrant red autumn leaves and snow-filled lawns, I’ve experienced it all at this park. It’s a great place to go whether you’re on your own, with friends, babysitting kids or even on a date! Continue reading “8 Reasons to Love Shinjuku Gyoen”