Kanamara Matsuri is one of Japan’s quirkier festivals. Translated to English, it means: “festival of the steel phallus”.
April 17, 2017
Plants were various and dense, and as you walk the path or climb the stairs, you will feel the tranquility of this place, as if all noise is absorbed by nature—leaving only you and nature alone together.
March 4, 2017
The festive mood and vibrancy of the place was something extraordinary. Rows and rows of specialty shops, dim sum shops, and Chinese restaurants were flashing brilliantly to bring in the New Year.
February 8, 2017
This has been my favorite soaking spot for the past three years or so. Here are some reasons why.
January 14, 2017
The Red Brick warehouses are an important Yokohama landmark, a popular meeting place and a favourite tourist attraction. Have you been there? If not, try going there this season when the brightly lit Yokohama Bay area will make you feel special.
December 1, 2016
A little aquarium that is tucked away in one of the corners of Chinatown; the Yokohama Omoshiroi Suizokukan.
September 23, 2016
Tons of Flashbacks were triggered haunting my memory in the search for remembering the origin of my familiarity with the word Namamugi. As the train slowly progressed to Tsurumi station, which was my final destination, I struggled hard to get rid of my superstitious misgivings starting with ‘what if in my previous life, Namamugi was…’.
September 17, 2016
This zoo is in Yokohama ward, and is more than just a zoo; it also resembles a safari park. Fortunately for the animals, cages are really big and fences are as little as possible as to get the animals to live in an environment that is parallel to their native one.
September 6, 2016
Sometimes you start the day with a shrug! A desire for going somewhere which will be only yours when you are there. Walking in ordinary streets that are not bathed in history. Baba Brook is a cryptic stream which crisscrosses a low-rise residential area in Tsurumi-ku. Walking along the Baba Brook manifests a rarely seen side of Japan.
August 20, 2016
If you are planning to visit Tokyo for the first time you may decide to stay in town. And I agree, you will not find reasons to go anywhere else. If you are living here or you are already familiar with Tokyo, you might be wondering what else you can do or visit that is close by. If this is your case and if you enjoy nature, Ikuta Park could be an excellent idea.
August 3, 2016
With so many fireworks festivals, it may be difficult to decide on which one to go to. My recommendation is the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival held right near the harbor of Yokohama. There are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful festival—below are 4 extra unique ways to get the best out of the event.
July 27, 2016