Tagged: nature

Gotanda – Ikedayama Park

Ikedayama Park in Gotanda is a bit difficult to find, but this park is absolutely gorgeous. Not crowded, beautiful plants, flowers, a large pond filled with carp and a traditional water well. Entry is free and there is a toilet available in the park. If you have a stop over...

Ikegami Baien Plum Tree Garden

The Ikegami Baien plum tree garden is beautiful all year round, but particulary during the plum blossom period at the end of February. I was a little bit late visiting this garden, which is why there’s not much blossom to see on my photos ^^;; Still I enjoyed some late...

Hamarikyu Garden

Hamarikyu is a beautiful, huge garden which is especially great to visit during the Plum Blossom period (end of February) and late Autumn (November). There is a tea-house to enjoy some traditional Japanese sweets and green tea and there is also a (free) English Audio Guide available, which provides explanations...

Mount Takao

Mount Takao(高尾山), also called Takao-san, is located about 50 kilometers from the center of Tokyo which makes it one of the closest natural recreation areas. Mount Takao has many different hiking trails for anyone from beginners to professionals. A hike from the base to the top takes about 90 minutes,...

Takadanobaba – Astro Boy & Language Schools

Takadanobaba (高田馬場) is located in Shinjuku and is a bubbly area filled with students and young adults. Famous Waseda University (one of Japan’s well known Universities) and many Japanese language schools can be found here. The main street in front of the station has lots of cheap pubs, restaurants, some...

Himonya Park and Petting Zoo

A small but beautiful park with lots of things to do. During summer you can rent a rowboat and there is also a free petting zoo! Guinea pigs and rabbits have plenty of space and you’re allowed to pet them (do not pick them up though). The owners dogs are...

Kamakura Beach

Japan’s Summer is very, very hot. Make sure to use lots of sunscreen, bring a shirt, water and something to protect your head. If you visit Kamakura Beach outside the weekend, it will not be crowded at all. The sea water is warm and you can find huge shells. Rental...

Rikugien Garden

Rikugien Garden (六義園) is one of the more beautiful parks in Tokyo. It’s a quiet place with a lake and a teahouse called ‘Fukiage Chaya’, where you can enjoy refreshments for 500 yen. As usual visiting in the Autumn is great because pretty much everything will be crimson red. Great...

Senzoku Ike Park

Senzoku Ike (洗足池) Park is located in Ota-ku and is a nice place to spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing after a busy week. Senzoku Ike Park is great to visit all year round and especially during traditional festivals and the Sakura / Cherry Blossom period. During these events you can...