Writer: Marina Lizio
Marina moved from Sicily to Japan in 2006, now living and working in Yokohama area.
Her primary occupation is research, deciphering the genetic code, but she's also a tailor, a cook (she teaches, too!), a blogger, a salsa dancer a yogi-wannabe.
Whenever she misses her island, she runs away to Izu or Okinawa, or simply embarks on a trip to a new destination in and out Japan, in order to both satiate her hunger of new cultures and traditions, and recharge the batteries.
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
Every day, millions of people experience the efficiency of the service and the frustration of rush hours. To that we shall add also the last train rush, because public transport shuts down more or less around midnight.
August 10, 2016
With so many temples in Japan, pilgrimages across temples are very common. Only in Tokyo there are dozens of them. The most famous are those about the seven gods of good luck, or Shichifukujin Meguri (literally, the tour of the seven lucky god temples), found, for example, around Nihombashi, Sumida, Yanaka, and Meguro.
July 25, 2016
Yokohama area is full of interesting and not-so-known spots, at least to tourists. One of such areas is the one by the Ooka River, between Hinodecho (日ノ出町), which means city of the sunrise, and Koganecho (黄金町),which means the town of gold.
May 25, 2016
In the Tama region of Tokyo prefecture is a town called Hinode-machi (which means city of sunrise). If it weren't for just one famous retreat, this place would be just yet another mountain town with temples, forests, good food and onsens.
April 27, 2016
There is no better time than spring to spend the day outside. Especially these days, when cherry trees are in full bloom, we are all drawn towards green and quiet spots, we all want to witness nature's awakening and feel the inevitable melancholy caused by the view of fragile flowers giving in to the breeze.
April 16, 2016
Zushi is a beach town in Kanagawa prefecture, only 30 minutes by train from Tokyo and reachable by Keikyu line (get off at Shin-Zushi) or JR Yokosuka line from Shinagawa. Both lines stop in Yokohama station as well, so really it is super easy to go to.
April 7, 2016