The Magical Red Forest

If it happens to be raining when you are invited to walk through a magical forest carpeted with five million blooming amaryllis, do not say no. Because this.

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If you’re in Tokyo at the end of September and would like to see the higanbana in bloom, get thee on the train to Koma Station (it takes about an hour from Ikebukuro Station) and follow the signs (and crowd!) to the Kinchakuda site. Admission: ¥200. To get there, plug your nearest station into the Train Finder or download a free Japan Travel mobile app to your phone (I use Navitime Japan Travelwith Koma Station as the destination.

And since you’ll be on the train for a while, you’ll need something to read…

Watch the Nightshade book trailer (0:52)

The more part-time English translator Yumi Hata learns about how her friend Rika died, the more she’s convinced it was murder. Because someone is stalking the websites where lost souls go to make a date with death...Read more

The more part-time English translator Yumi Hata learns about how her friend Rika died, the more she’s convinced it was murder. Someone is stalking the websites where lost souls go to make a date with death, and…Read more