You may have seen that I ask you to sign up for my newsletter at the end of each post. Well, if you just want to read and comment on the blg, there may not be any good reason. But if you want to tell me what I should help you with next, or if you want special discounts on my books, there is no better way.
This was a fun attraction at the Tokyo Dome amusement park, by the way. You pedal to produce enough electricity for your kids to ride a little Shinkansen train around a track. Or in this case, the kids pedal and Daddy is riding the train. It was their idea.
But let me tell you about the sections of the newsletter and what is in them, so you can decide if you want to sign up or not.
Right now in Japan
In this section I try to cover what is happening this week in Japan, especially that can be of interest to families with children in strollers or parents to toddlers.
We got a pamphlet about fall in Kyoto which really made us jump on the Shinkansen and go. Fall is in the air and last weekend was when everyone ate mochi balls with red bean jam inside, because the rabbits you can see in the full moon are making mochi.
The typhoon has passed and the weather today is great, but the weekend and next week will be rainy.
What to expect from next month
Here I give a little preview of what will happen during next month (the one after the one covered in the newsletter).
October is when the fall colors start coming to Japan, and they will be at the most gorgeous at the end of the month and beginning of November in the Tokyo area. There will be plenty of group travelers on the trains, and you will also see school sports teams traveling to tournaments.
Next upcoming holiday
This is where I tell you about the upcoming holiday and what it means for you as a traveler.
Next holiday is October 8, Health Sports Day, but other than that there is just a long hard slog towards new year.
Tokyo tip of the month
Here I give you a tip about what is going on in Tokyo this month.
There are no big festivals coming up in Tokyo this month, but plenty of Halloween events. October 20-21 is the days of the festival in Kawagoe, a town northwest of Tokyo (30 min with the express train).
Family travel tip of the month
I have to do a little better job with this one. But
the idea is to tell you about something to improve your family travel.
You can filter for family friendly accommodation in booking.com. In the column to the left.
New on the blog
I will tell you about the most recent posts on my blog and what they contain.
I published two posts, one about Langkawi (which was actually the first in a series - here is the second), my 100th blog post, and this week I hope to publish the second Langkawi post. Then it is back to Japan tips. Anything particular you want to know about, let me know.
Please help me with my next book
Since you signed up I assume you are interested in reading more of what I write. But you probably want to read about things that will help you too. This is where you get a chance to tell me what that is.
I continue working on my next book and I have almost rewritten the first book in a different format. I plan one more rewrite before I publish, so there will be three books at once. But if you let me know what you want to see in there it will be a lot better!
Your discount coupon for this month
I want to thank you too, so for every issue or the newsletter I will give you something. In this issue it was a discount on my next book. In the next newsletter, I think it will be a downloadable Tokyo visit planner.
If you want to buy one of my books at 30% discount, let me know and I will send you a discount code and the URL. You have to answer this question: Are you using Kindle Unlimited?
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I am Wisterian Watertree, recently moved from Tokyo to Sendai, previously of Bangkong and Honolulu. I write about travel, especially with our three beautiful kids (two girls and one boy, soon turning seven - yes. they are triplets). Travel is education and fun rolled into one, and if you are like me, that is something you want to give to your kids. If you want more tips and want to find out when I will publish something, get it from my email list. If you want to be personal, drop me a note on email@example.com, or if you want general tips, follow me on Twitter @wisterianw.