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…

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…

A Cheapo’s Guide to Akihabara

I’m sure most of you interested in Japan, especially those who plan to or have visited, know Tokyo Cheapo‘s Blog and have rummaged through their website. Japan is known as one of the most expensive countries, with Tokyo being one of the most expensive towns, and it can be daunting to think about all the…

Ao no dokutsu illuminations

Ao no dokutsu Illuminations in Nakameguro

First seen on sumikai.com When the days get longer Illuminations start popping up around the country, creating a magical atmosphere in the darkness of the night. Inspired by the Blue Grotto (=ao no dokutsu) on the coast of the island of capri a one kilometer stretch alongside the Meguro has been decorated with blue lights. The…

In anticipation of a great year to come

I just completed the online registration for a TOEIC exam on November 29th. The TOEIC is the “Test of English for International Communication” and if you are asking yourself why this is noteworthy news for me, it’s all because of five little word: We will move to Japan! I can’t tell you how excited I…

Looking For A Place To Stay In Tokyo? Try Cozy Shinjuku (コージー新宿).

Originally posted on Etui Trove:
[I receive no payment or compensation for this review. All opinions are entirely mine.] http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2352536 I came across this affordably priced Shinjuku apartment while scouring through Airbnb. So here’s a full review of the place where I stayed for 9 nights during my recent Tokyo trip. 1. Location Location and station proximity description as in Airbnb…