The One about Kawaguchi Station in Kawaguchi, Saitama

Located in the Saitama Prefecture in the Central Kanto Region is Kawaguchi Station, a ralway station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line and is operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). The Station opened back in September 1910 and has an average of 80,410 passengers daily (as of 2013 and is the 55th busiest station operated by JR East). When I first visited the station, it was back in January 1999, […]

The One about Mari’s Rooftop Garden in Japan

While I was in Saitama, Japan to visit friends, I had the opportunity to see Mari’s rooftop garden. As a person who has had his own garden and would grow organic vegetables, seeing Mari’s rooftop garden made me want to restart this green venture for 2017. One thing that I noticed is her many aloe vera plants.  I am not entirely sure if aloe vera in Japan is any different […]

The One about Revisiting the KIK Building in Kawaguchi, Saitama

Back in 1999, Kawaguchi Station and the area surrounding it was not so crowded as it is today. As the location was still developing (as I wrote in my May blog post), I wrote that I would be returning to the area in November 2016 to see how much the area has changed. And needless to say, Kawaguchi Station and the surrounding area has changed a lot! While the lion […]

The One about Kawaguchi and the Lion on top of the KIK Building (Reminiscing)

The first city that I slept overnight (back in 1999) for the first time in Japan was in the city of Kawaguchi. Located in Saitama prefecture, in the central Kanto region of Japan, Kawaguchi is the 9th most populated city in Greater Tokyo and the second largest in Saitama Prefecture (Saitama is the capital and largest city in Saitama Prefecture). Because of its close proximation to Tokyo (Kawaguchi is considered […]