With the summer heat and humidity upon us, heading outdoors is becoming more of a struggle than a pleasant endeavor. And for people like me who aren't fond of high temperatures, Todoroki Valley promises a cool escape from Tokyo's sticky atmosphere.
Mother Farm is an easy day trip from Tokyo that you can enjoy with family and friends. Get to see and play with farm animals including cows, sheep and even capybaras!
Located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Mt. Tsukuba is a hike that suits both seasoned and casual hikers.
Of the five years I've been Japan, this year was first time I've made considerable effort in checking out as many places in Kanto as I could, given the limited time and resources. This post contains a gallery featuring the spots I visited.
Tokyo Past 3's YouTube channel is back, and it opens its 2017 run with a short piece on mortality and cherry blossoms, recited over shots of spring in the Kanto region.
An unplanned trip leads to enchanting discoveries. With Jindai Botanical Garden, Jindaiji Temple and Yumori no Sato Hot Springs, Chofu charms two Tokyoites looking for a spot of R&R.
Nestled in the urban jungle of Shimbashi is the curious world of Hamarikyu Gardens. I say curious because big public parks in Tokyo are usually enclosed in such a way that stepping into them takes you into a different world altogether; Hamarikyu, on the other hand, makes you rediscover the vastness of the sky.
Located at the fringes of western Tokyo, Okutama is a town that offers the quiet majesty of nature to anyone who drops by for a visit. I walked the Otama Trail for my first ever solo hike, which gave way to a lot of reflection.