Part of the joys of being a train enthusiast in Japan is collecting train stamps. Sounds pretty geeky, but it can get quite addictive as you keep traveling. I bought my train stamp book from Maruzen and have been using it as one of the ways to record my travels.
Isumi Railway is best known for its Moomin Train, fashioned after the beloved Finnish series of the same name. Running along the Bōsō Peninsula, these yellow train cars take its passengers through Chiba's green fields and historic towns, and is especially popular in spring as cherry and rape blossoms (菜の花) frame the landscape.
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.
Did you know that you can enjoy shaved ice from different countries in Tokyo? TP3's Summer 2017 Kakigori Crave List sums it up for you!
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.
Under the MEXT scholarship, I studied Gender and Media at the University of Tokyo from 2011 to 2014. Here's how I got in.
Only 2 hours away from Shinjuku, Mt. Mitake welcomes guests to refreshing sights.