Located in Hiroshima City, Shukkeien Garden is a park that dates back to 1620. Like many traditional Japanese gardens, a pond lies at its center, and around it, a walking trail. It takes around an hour to explore the entirety of the park at a leisurely pace.
Travel, for me, is about finding the beauty in the fleeting moments, whether it's an old man trying to take a photo of his wife, or a young mother taking her two sons out.
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.
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.
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.