A stroll around Tokyo gardens

Română/日本語 Autumn,my favorite season,is almost over,but I want to still stay in the mood for momijigari-enjoying the autumn leaves in Japan,and this time I’m going to introduce a few places in Tokyo. In Tokyo,you can also find some amazing places for momijigari,and especially gardens.One of them is Rikugien garden,that is wonderfully illuminated during spring and…

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Takaosan(Mount Takao)

Română/日本語 A week after coming back from Kyoto,here I am again,leaving for another trip to see beautiful autumn leaves,to Mount Takao.Only 50 minutes away from Tokyo(from Shinjuku station),Mount Takao is a popular destination among people living in Tokyo,being a great escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.It is especially crowded in November,when most people come…

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In search of Autumn,in Kyoto(Day 3)

Română/日本語 Finally the last day of my short trip to Kyoto.Day 2 was not as busy as the first two,spending it mostly around Tetsugaku no michi(Philosopher’s Path).The route was: Day 3-Ginkakuji-Testugaku no michi-Nanzenji-Ninja Restaurant Ginkakuji(The Silver Pavilion) is often mentioned in  travel books along with Kinkakuji(The Golden Pavilion).It was named like this because its initial…

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In search of Autumn,in Kyoto(Day 2)

Română/日本語 To keep my promise,here I am with the second day adventures in search of beautiful autumn,in Kyoto!The second day’s route was the following: Day 2-Rurikoin-Tofukuji-Fushimi Inari Taisha-Kiyomizu-dera About Rurikoin there is no information in tourist guides and it is not listed as a must-see attraction of Kyoto,but it is a highly popular place among…

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In search of Autumn,in Kyoto(Day 1)

Română/日本語 I really wished to visit the old Imperial capital,Kyoto,during autumn.Kyoto is definitely  a wonderful city,with 17 UNESCO monuments and it deserves to be visited in every season,but during autumn and spring,it gets even more beautiful.Admiring the autumn leaves 紅葉狩り(momijigari) is a popular activity for Japanese people,along with admiring cherry blossoms during spring 花見(hanami).That is…

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Chichibu

Română/日本語 My first trip outside Tokyo was in Chichibu,Saitama prefecture.To be honest,I haven’t heard of Chichibu before that.But located close to Tokyo(approximately 2 hours by train),surrounded by gorgeous mountains,it’s a popular destination among Japanese people.There is something to do in each season in Chichibu,autumn-admiring the fall foliage,winter-Chichibu Yomatsuri Festival,spring-shibazakura flower fields,summer-Kawase shrine festival.We went there…

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Discovering Tokyo-Asakusa

Română/日本語 After Tokyo Tower,the next place I visited in Tokyo was Asakusa,and I was so impressed by it that it remained my favorite place in Tokyo.Stories and movies about geishas were one of my first encounters with Japanese culture,so that atmosphere of a traditional Japan that Asakusa,the oldest geisha district in Tokyo,has to offer,really  fascinated…

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Festival atmosphere

Română/日本語 There are hundreds of festivals in Japan,each shinto shrine holding its own festival once a year.Major ones usually take place in summer,but I was lucky to attend a Japanese festival for the first time in september,when I arrived in Japan. It was a small festival and I got there by chance.A few friends from…

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Discovering Tokyo-Tokyo Tower

Română/日本語 I finally took the train!And I finally bought my own suica card!But not all by myself,but with the help of the nice and friendly students in WIC.WIC(Waseda International Club) is one of the many student clubs in Waseda,based on international exchange.Along with Niji no Kai(another such club)they focus on helping international students  adapt to…

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Discovering Tokyo step by step – ”Konbini”

Română/日本語 First week in Tokyo wast truly overwhelming.Even taking the train by myself seemed scary at first .I was thinking,what if I get lost in this huge city?I had no sim card to call someone and  taking a cab would’ve been out of question considering the price…But I couldn’t stay inside all the time so…

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