Ashikaga Flower Park

こんばんは!This week, there are three holidays in a row (Constitution Day, Green Day, and Child’s Day) that come together into what the Japanese call Golden Week. This year, it’s awesome – we get Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off! So Wednesday afternoon I went to the Ashikaga Flower Park with my friend Katie to see the wisteria! The … Continue reading Ashikaga Flower Park

Tobu Treasure Garden

Last weekend I went to the Tobu Treasure Garden, a beautiful gem tucked away just 15 minutes from Morinjimae Station on foot. There’s a neat nursery in there, an elegant shop with gardening supplies, tea sets, teas, and various herbal/flower soaps, etc., an outdoor cafe on a patio, and a restaurant inside the Victorian House. … Continue reading Tobu Treasure Garden

Yokohama: Cup Noodle Museum, Chinatown, and Red Brick Warehouse

こんばんは! Last Saturday my school, 1sho, had a teacher’s trip to Yokohama! Early in the morning we boarded a bus in the school parking lot. We got a snack bag (a bottle of green tea, various savoury/salty snacks – there were a few dried squid in there, too, I think) and headed out! I’ve never … Continue reading Yokohama: Cup Noodle Museum, Chinatown, and Red Brick Warehouse