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Hiroko Asano

Hiroko is a Japanese brought up in Sydney, Australia. She is a registered National Government Licensed Guide interpreter and a licensed Kimono teacher who loves ikebana and Japanese history. She is also a mum of a two year old.

Articles by Hiroko

Autumn is here, but the fiery foliage hasn’t quite started yet. However, there are other gorgeous blooms to look out for this month. With Halloween approaching, there are many themed foods offered…

As vivid gradients of summer gradually start to resemble quieter shades, everyone can agree that autumn is finally settling in. The leaves have not changed to red and yellow yet, but there…

September in Japan brings hints of autumn already. The summer heat subsides and autumn flavors hit the shelves. Autumn in Chiba is beautiful, as the prefecture is home to vast parks and orchards.…

Although the heat of summer still lingers in September, the cooler breeze reminds us that autumn is just around the corner. This month, Kamakura and the Shonan area gradually start to adopt…

Teeming with beautiful coastlines and astounding nature, Chiba Prefecture encapsulates the true essence of Japanese summer. Despite the expansion of the state of emergency to Chiba, with several new openings and seasonal events…

Awash with beautiful coastlines and lots of summer entertainment on show, Kamakura and the area of Shonan are the best places to enjoy the zest of the season. This month, with many…

The rainy season is forecasted to wrap up soon with sunshine and blue skies set to take over. Boasting beautiful coastlines and lush greenery, Chiba Prefecture is a great destination for a summer vacation from…

As we enter July, the rainy season will slowly give way to summer sunshine. During this season, Kamakura and the area of Shonan offer exciting summer activities. The coast is full of beaches,…