Santa Train – Mooka Railway offer an incredible and very seasonal journey on a Steam Locomotive (SL) Train between the prefectures of Ibaraki and Tochigi. For many of us, a steam train is an important part of our Christmas decorations, with prime position chugging around the base of the Christmas
The landmark Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama (akarenga 赤レンガ) are running a number of Christmas events this holiday season, including the chance to meet Santa Claus. On December 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 24th, Santa Claus will be taking a walk around the redbrick warehouses, both indoors and out.
I want to share one of Tokyo’s secrets: there are a number of free loop shuttle buses in popular tourist areas of Tokyo. And despite the number of English speaking tourists, expats, residents and interested parties, there’s little, if any, English sources online of the routes the buses take. So I compiled one!
Yasai Shokudo Cafe, Books, wood museum, play area and Suichurakuen Aquarium – Tokinosumika, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture Formerly called “Books and Cafe”, the Books and Aquarium is a leisure area of the excellent Tokinosumika resort in Gotemba. The books area is part of a cafe now called Yasai Shokudo Rafu. If
We went to Tokinosumika in Gotemba, Shizuoka, this past Golden Week. To be honest, I love discovering new places, but with 4 young children it is easier just to go somewhere we are familiar with. Tokinosumika never disappoints and each year they have something new there. Something that is not
Blueberry Lodge, Tokinosumika, Gotemba Shizuoka: On our most recent visit to Tokinosumika we tried the self catering (with breakfast buffet included) option, for the first time, in the Blueberry Lodges. The Blueberry Lodges are one floor houses essentially. There are four to a block. Each lodge has a Western bedroom,