Exploring Tokyo’s gardens

The palace gardens

Tokyo may be one of the biggest cities in the world, full of gleaming towers and urban sprawl. But it also has several great gardens. And gardens were a good option on such a hot day, for we emerged from the efficiently air-conditioned Hilton Hotel to find temperatures well into the sweltering 80s. We quickly ducked into the […]

Touring historic Tokyo


Japan is notorious for its earthquakes and I’d wondered several times, with varying degrees of apprehension, what would happen if one struck during our stay – especially at night while we slept high up in a hotel tower block. We finally experienced one during a visit to a heritage site in Tokyo. Or rather everyone but me […]