Tokyo Japan Life in English

Beneficial, profitable and practical information for Tokyo/Japan life in English for the English-speaking people living and visiting Tokyo and even people who just want to know about Tokyo/Japan anywhere in the world

I've lived in Tokyo now for 18 years since I got back from US.
I went to college in the States about 20 years ago, and when I remember back, what I needed the most was the information.
The only information source for me at that time when internet was not in people's life was just friends.
But now, here we are, in the world we can access to whatever we want to know only if you have a computer or phone.
So, I decided to write about Tokyo life and what I think about living, visiting, enjoying, working, and even raising kids in Japan.

I go pick up my sons at their nursery school at about 6:30pm everyday.I get them on the bicyle and before I get started, I always put something into their mouths so that we all can go home happily.So, I have some little snack in my bag.When I choose so ...

My husband and I have always been looking for the best place for my sons to play.It changes as they grow and it depends on season and weather.Before it gets too hot, we wanted to visit MISATO Park, which has a big adventure playground.It's located in M ...

Love curry?It's something I like and want to eat at least once in two weeks.But, cooking curry is a bit of work.So, I often eat boil-in-the-bag curry.It's somewhat different from home-cooked curry, but still very good.And, I found a new kind at HANAMAS ...

I can feel that summer is coming to Tokyo.It gets chilly sometimes in June, but still it's coming.I can feel the heat in the sun light.photo by Alex BrookeSince a few years ago, a sunshade is something I must have to get over the Japanese summer.It's t ...

MUJI campaign week this time is until June 19th.During this period, you'll get 10% discount whatever you buy.I usually shop at MUJI only during their campaign period.They run this campaign 7 times a year.*Reference: MUJI Week! 10% Discount for All Item ...

As I've posted about Japan McDonald's toys which come with their kids menu, I've been checking what comes next with Happy Set on their website once in a while.They had not been doing something my son will want for a few months.But this time, something ...

I've known this icecream vending machine since I was very young.I found out that this has longer history than I thought.It was born in 1985 in Japan by Glico, one of the biggest food companies in Japan.And I can tell that there are more of those around ...

I had wanted to go to this small amusement park for a long time.A friend of mine told me about it and I thought my kids would love it.And finally, I got to go the other day.It's ARAKAWA Yuen.It's a public amusement park located in Arakawa-ku.As I said, ...

When it's busy, I don't have time for lunch break.On those busy days, I eat my lunch in front of my work computer.I often go buy my lunch at convenience stores.But also, I go get a big fresh salad here when I feel like I need some vegetables.It's "Oisi ...

It's getting hot.I think a glass of beer is such a nice feeling on a hot day after bath.photo by helloricecakeUnike my husband, I'm not that a beer person, but I do drink some in summer.But, there was a change in the Japanese alcohol law and it atually ...

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