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Beautiful Irises at Sankeien Garden

Beautiful Irises at Sankeien Garden

Jun 4, 2013

It’s early summer, time for the irises to bloom and show off their violet, purple and white gorgeous clothes. There are several places to see these summer blessings, and one of them, the best in Yokohama as far as I’m concerned, is at Sankeien Garden. (Continued after the Japanese...

Authentic Spanish Cuisine at the Casa de Fujimori

Authentic Spanish Cuisine at the Casa de Fujimori

Apr 2, 2013

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? That is all I can remember from two semesters of Spanish in college. It’s a shame, really, because now that I’m all grown up I find myself eating a lot of Mexican and Spanish food I might as well have learned the language properly. It’s actually my Japanese husband who loves Spanish food. I’m more of the Tex-Mex kind...

Cherry Blossom Viewing at Mitsuike-koen

Cherry Blossom Viewing at Mitsuike-koen

Mar 22, 2013

In Japan there is what is called 桜名所100選の地 Sakura Meisho Hyakusen-no-chi or the One Hundred Best Places for Sakura (cherry blossom) Viewing. If you’re looking for the nicest places for appreciating the beautiful but short-lived cherry blossoms then you can’t go wrong with this list. One of them is Mitsuike-koen in Yokohama, literally...

Night Sakura at Chidorigafuchi

Night Sakura at Chidorigafuchi

Mar 21, 2013

千鳥ヶ淵 Chidorigafuchi is perhaps the most famous moat in Japan. It is found north of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. In spring throngs of people flock to this spot. The must-see? 夜桜 yozakura or “night sakura”, cherry trees lit up to create an other-worldly atmosphere. Chidorigafuch Ryokudo (“green road”) is a 700m long promenade...

I Left My Heart in a Traditional Japanese Room T-Shirts

I Left My Heart in a Traditional Japanese Room T-Shirts

Jan 4, 2013

Happy New Year! Now that the holiday madness is over… I have the next holiday in mind. Haha, just kidding, because Valentine’s Day isn’t a holiday at all, just another day the card and chocolate companies made up in order for us to spend our money. Having said that, I’m thinking that this year I won’t be giving “edible”...

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