Fall is my favorite season, and my first fall trip of the year happens to be in the neighboring prefecture of Saitama. For this one-day trip, we made use of the SEIBU Pass and checked out spider Kinchakuda Park, Alishan Cafe and Akebono Children's Forest Park.
One of the most exciting ways to explore Japan is by rail. On the first installment of Railway Diaries, we ride Isumi Railway's Moomin Train. Join me on a one-day trip to see Chiba's gorgeous green fields and historic towns. https://youtu.be/VG6CAwYa6cw More info to follow on a separate post.
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.