Aquarium with Lights and Dreams

Aquarium with Lights and Dreams

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa showcases over 350 species with new visual & audio effects.

Mini-Kyoto: Kurashiki

Mini-Kyoto: Kurashiki

Having a sweet moment walking in “mini-Kyoto” – Kurashiki, Japan, to celebrate the charming cherry season.

A Dark Canvas for Cherry blossoms

A Dark Canvas for Cherry blossoms

A short cherry blossom “how-to” guide and night viewing experience in Shukkeien, Hiroshima!

It was the first time that I saw Sakura at night and the serenity and tranquility of the garden even calmed me more. Back home, as I flip through the photos the Sakura was illuminated from the complete darkness, as if a postcard with special printing effects on the flower…

Aso, Boy!

Aso, Boy!

All you need to know to visit Mount Aso – Japan’s biggest active volcano. While our travel plans changed a few times, Mount Aso stays and it was truly breathtaking.この美しい自然は皆んなのもの大切にしましょう。

The Matsuyama Bloom – Relaxing in Dogo Onsen

The Matsuyama Bloom – Relaxing in Dogo Onsen

The Matsuyama experience continues in the beautiful Dōgo Onsen… Ride the classic locomotive, watch the cock tower chimes, shop for great local products, and enjoy a historic japanese hot spring bath experience!

The Matsuyama Bloom – Exploring Matsuyama

The Matsuyama Bloom – Exploring Matsuyama

Getting ready for the spectacular cherry blossoms? Many locations in Shikoku are listed in the Japanese national “hidden treasures”. In case you are searching for a new place, a different adventure, journey to Matsuyama and the Togo Onsen. The city has a unique charm and specialty that I found myself rejuvenated. 

A Blossoming Day in Sanyo

A Blossoming Day in Sanyo

A great day to see cherry blossoms in Hiroshima, Iwakuni bridge, & giant Dori in Miyajima!
If you are planning a trip to Hiroshima, spend a day outside the city in Iwankuni and Miyajima – and it is what I did…

My Kyoto Sakura-viewing Route

My Kyoto Sakura-viewing Route

My 1-day cherry blossom viewing plan in Kyoto… from Philosopher’s Path, Ginkaku-ji, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park to Hanami Koji Street, to some of my personal favorite picks!