Family Fun: Omiya Railway Museum (Tokyo)

Japan is full of densha otaku (train fans), but you don't have to be one to enjoy this hands-on museum in the Tokyo "suburb" of Omiya dedicated to all things railway-related. The Omiya Railway Museum opened in 2007 in one of Tokyo's largest bedroom communities just across the border in Saitama Prefecture. The museum sprawls over... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Kawagoe

The beginning of March involved a lot of traveling outside the Tokyo region. The latter half of the month, however, involved two friends in town who'd never been to Japan, so we covered a fair bit of ground in the city, as well as destinations not too far afield. While we did hit up the... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Kinchakuda Park

It's nearly Tsukimi (moon viewing) here in Japan and we've just celebrated the autumnal equinox today. I've been praying for a lessening of the near constant rain lately so I can make the trek out to Kinchakuda in Saitama. If you're a flower lover (or just someone who appreciates stunning natural scenery), this out-of-the-way park... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Nagatoro

When I was living in Tokyo, I used to love to browse the travel agencies by the metro stations for unique things to do around Japan. The glossy fliers always had beautiful shots of maple leaves or people relaxing in hot springs and I'd gather them up and take them back to my apartment, poring... Continue Reading →

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