Happiness is... 1000 hours outside!

Fridays are my days of blogging. As opposed to information sharing and place reviews. Earlier this week I was clued into the “1000 hours outside” challenge by Pandora Island a friend and fellow Irish woman living in Japan. Our #1000hoursoutside challenge review will fit in nicely with “photo Friday” forRead More →

Tokorozawa Dezome Shiki Saitama Prefecture

Dezome Shiki locations in Saitama Prefecture. Happy New year! The first day of 2020, filled with anticipation and hope. I want to start off the 2020 blog posts with a post related to something I personally feel very deeply about. The work of firefighters. I have a sincere and deepRead More →

New Year Countdown Events – New Year’s has become a popular time for overseas visitors to visit Japan and yet there is very little New Year count down event information available in English online.  Over the last couple of years I have tried to bridge that gap by sharing informationRead More →

New Year Countdown events Tokyo Update 2019 / 2020 **This post was written in 2017, a republish of the original 2015 list, but the places listed here have New Year events every year** 2019: Timeout started doing a list a couple of years ago and that is why I stoppedRead More →

New years lucky bags japan saitama fukubukuro

Lucky bags Japan – Lucky bags are a very popular New Year’s tradition. I first happened upon lucky bags quite by accident when I was a student here. It was early in the New Year and myself and my friends were shopping in Takasaki station. They had a sealed HelloRead More →

This post was for New Year’s Eve 2015 New Year’s Day 2016, you can find New Year’s Eve 2016, New Year’s 2017 here: New Year Countdown Events Japan 2016/7 | Tokyo There have been a number of queries on Japan Travel Friendly Discussion Group, a Facebook group I help administer,Read More →