Tokyo Japan Life Tips

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.

We have LEGO blocks and building blocks.Those two toys have lots of pieces to put away.So, we had been staying away from toy trains and railroads that also have lots of pieces.But, when our son went to DAISO, the 100yen stores with his grandmother, he ...

Finally!The "Future", Google Home has come to our home.We decided to place it on the counter between our kitchen and the living room so that it can cover us at kitchen and also living & dining space.As the instruction says, I just plug it in and instal ...

I wish I had some beer there.I saw several beer servers, but all I had there was a nice lunch then.And luch still was very nice.The restaurant is located by the Sumida river. ->Google mapThe name of the place is "Eitai Brewing"."Eitai" is the name of t ...

Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?And do you celebrate Halloween in Japan?When I was in the US, I used to make Haloween pumpkin and party with my friends.photo by fleurannaHowever, in Japan Halloween is something a bit different and I personal ...

I knew about "Google Home" in the US.And, I've been waiting for it to localized into Japan.Finally!photo by Mark LeslieInnovation and new technology are always exciting.It probably will be another new big wave after smartphone in the market and our liv ...

We looked for a place for lunch at Azabujuban and found this Thai place named "Saam Roa".->Google mapThis place has been quite popular at Azabujuban area for a long time.You will be directed to go upstairs.The seats tremble everytime big truck passes b ...

I don't remember when I ate a bagel for the first time in my life.But, I used to eat lots of them when I was in the States.I think that it was quite easy to buy a good bagel in the US and that there were so many stores I could buy good bagels that I di ...

You should have heard of YAKITORI, which is grilled chicken on bamboo skewer.And there are hundreds and thousands of YAKITORI restaurants in Tokyo.But, how about YAKITON?"YAKI" is the same as the one in "YAKITORI", which means grill.And "TON" means por ...

I love noodles.I like Ramen, Soba, and also Pho!As you know, Pho noodle is Vitnamese rice noodle in soup.And this is my favorite Pho restaurant at Asakusabashi.->Google mapIt's on the 2nd floor of this building and the name of the resraurant is"Pho Nam ...

I started to use this tray when I started to live with my husband before we got married.So, it's been already more than 5 years.This tray has carried hudreds of meals for us and after our two sons were born, it's been mainly carrying the kids' food.We ...

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