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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

In the last month of 2021, Chiba is celebrating the holiday with some sparkly lights and winter flowers. Shops and restaurants bring out their Christmas specials, offering some great feasts that should…

As the temperature starts to dip around Kamakura, we finally start to witness the city’s autumn colors, from yellow ginkgo leaves to vibrant red maple ones. As it is December though, many…

As we head into November, our surroundings burst with the gradients of fall. Blessed with magnificent nature, the area of Chiba looks wonderful during this special season offering many things to see and…

The area of Kamakura and Shonan finally starts to dazzle with autumn colors in November. This month, many of the area’s historical sites, shops and restaurants celebrate this special occasion in style,…

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…