funabori days

We had lovely weather this weekend and we spent Sunday walking around Funabori in Edogawa-ku.

Hard to see on the above photo but they do boat trips down the canal during sakura season.

If you turn off the canal you get to a bit called 健康の道 (health road?). There are lots of these dotted about and they are ever so pretty, you can hear the birds singing and encounter lots of nature. It feels like you’ve left the city when you’re walking along them.

We stopped off for lunch at 雪の窯珈琲 (yuki no kama coffee) and had pizza and coffee. ...

a day in ueno

Hi everyone, how’s it going? It’s sakura season in Tokyo right now, so I’m being more active than I have been since Christmas and New Year. I’m a person that loves to stay at home by nature but on occasion has been known to venture out. This weekend we went to the Ueno and Yanaka areas.

First off, we stopped by Guruatsu, a lovely little vegetarian (perhaps even vegan ?) cafe which also specialises in muffins (which were amazing and I really do recommend – not at all overly sweet and very flavourful with a lovely firm texture in ...

jr tokyo wide pass: day 2

Day two and look at the weather!  It was glorious.  We went to Izu Peninsula and we got off at Ito first. We wandered to the beach but there wasn’t much going on.  It was very peaceful just listening to the waves and not at all crowded.

Then we trotted on our way to the Jogasaki Coast.  We got the train to the station, which by the way is a lovely station, all wooden and walked down from there.  It’s only about 20 minutes-ish so you don’t need to get the bus, it is also very well signposted.

We had ...