Posts tagged with 'tokyo'

Local Japan: Living in Southwest Nerima – our perfect mix

February 22nd, 2018 By Mascha Elbers
Local Japan

«Nerima? Oh please no! What on earth am I supposed to do in Nerima?!» This was a young American’s reaction when he learned that his company had decided to accommodate him in Nerima-ku for his one-month business stay in Japan. Though he had lived in Tokyo for several years before moving back to the US he had never felt the urge to set foot into Nerima, as he told ... Read More

My Own Japan: Animal Activism in Tokyo

November 9th, 2017 By Helen Marvell
My Own Japan

I had already been a vegetarian for 15 years when I moved to Japan 6 years ago from the UK. Back then, vegetarianism was relatively unheard of, and bacon was considered a plant...My life in Japan started in Wakayama, the prefecture made infamous by the documentary film, The Cove. A bit of background if you don’t know what I’m talking about; Every year between September and April ... Read More

Top 10 Cheapest Share Houses in Tokyo

October 4th, 2017 By Kathrin K

Tokyo regularly makes it into the top ten or top five list of most expensive cities worldwide to live in. This does not come as a surprise to the people in Tokyo when many would rather go to an all-night Karaoke than take an expensive taxi home (and let's be honest, after a certain hour, the Karaoke mood really drops and everyone just wants to go home).  A city ... Read More

Local Japan: Catch your Dreams in Machida-shi, Tokyo

August 7th, 2017 By Ayu
Local Japan

I am pretty sure that every one of you are familiar with Pokemon, the game and the anime legend of Ash Ketchum (or Satoshi, based on which country version of Pokemon you watch) from Palette Town and his pet monster Pikachu. However, do you know where on Earth Palette Town is?Of course, it is a fictional town on fictional world, but Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon who also ... Read More

Local Japan: Welcome to Edogawa-ku, Tokyo

July 18th, 2017 By Teni Wada
Local Japan

I'm pleased to work together with Japan Room Finder to bring you this guide of Tokyo's Edogawa Ward.BackgroundKnown as part of Tokyo's shitamachi, or the downtown area, Edogawa Ward is also fairly international. In fact, it’s one of the 23 wards with the highest number of registered foreign residents. Edogawa Ward, especially its Kasai area, has become known throughout Japan as Little India for its ... Read More

The Robot Restaurant

July 18th, 2017 By Ian G

It most certainly came as a shock to me to have found children here. I mean, there was literally  a bunch of nine these year-olds anticipatedly sitting at the waiting room/lounge during the thirty-minute window prior to the show. You could see the excitement on their faces as their innocent hearts could not wait for another second for their clearly premeditated vision and hope of seeing giant dinosaur figures ... Read More

Local Japan: Koto ward - at home in Tokyo's shitamachi

June 29th, 2017 By Kate Montgomery
Local Japan

Koto Ward is the sweet spot of Tokyo.  It’s just far enough from the city center to be relaxed and quiet, just close enough to make going out quick and effortless.  Biking directly west of my postage-stamp-sized apartment, I cross the Arakawa River, which winds from Saitama into Tokyo Bay, and into sleepy Edogawa Ward perched on the Pacific Ocean.  Biking directly east, I cross the Sumida River into ... Read More

Local Japan: Up and down (and up and down) in Meguro

June 8th, 2017 By Andreas Neuenkirchen
Local Japan

My wife Junko and I got married in Tokyo, her hometown, but we spent our first years of married live in Munich, Germany, where I was gainfully employed at the time. Our intention always had been to relocate to Japan “when the time is right”. In 2015, we decided that the time would be right in 2016. A little sooner than we expected. There was a job offer on the ... Read More

A day at Kappabashi kitchen street

May 22nd, 2017 By Miyuki K
Culture Travel

Kappabashi street is a place near Asakusa well known by Japanese chefs. Indeed, most chefs and restaurants buy their cooking equipment at Kappabashi street. And you as well can find there everything you need to cook Japanese dishes.Formerly known mostly among chefs, Kappabashi has started to gain more interest among common Tokyo visitors, too. The street is not just pots and pans but tourists can wander into interesting shops ... Read More