Early Cherry Blossoms

The last weeks were packed with work, so I decided that I need a day off and went last Friday to Shinjuku Gyoen to see some early cherry blossoms. The Sakura forecast for this year predicts the blooming for Tokyo between March 29th and April 6th so I was way too early for the major…

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Short Visit at the Shinjuku Gyoen

Shortly after I got my new camera my husband had to go to Shinjuku, so I went along to try out my camera in the Shinjuku Gyoen. I hadn’t been there before and since it is quite big I didn’t get to see everything before meeting up again with my husband. The light was not…

Ghibli Museum

For our wedding anniversary we did not go for a fancy dinner or make a short trip to the beach, we went to the Ghibli Museum! I have never been to the Ghibli Museum, but heard a lot about it. Who doesn’t know the great works from Hayao Miyazaki? I think everyone who has an…

Adachi-ku Fireworks

Summer in Japan means cooled watermelon, Yukatas and summer festivals with gigantiv fireworks. When I came to Japan for my year abroad, we arrived after the last natsumatsuri were held and then I flew back just two days before the first one in the next year. So I never had the chance to experience a…

Tokyo from above – View from the city hall

On Sunday we had a late start into the day and of course we first had to get something to eat. Right behind our building is a restaurant with traditional japanese dishes which my husband hadn’t yet been to and we gave it a try. Though it was for us, the menues were not necessarily…

LINE Friends Store in Harajuku

Before we headed back home from Harajuku we made a short stop at the LINE Friends Store. In Germany it’s only slowly gaining popularity because most people use WhatsApp but in Japan (and I think in Asia in general) LINE is one of the most used communication tools. I don’t use it that often myself because…