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.

LA COCORICO is located one-minute walk from Ueno station on the 1st floor of the Hotel Sun-route.Since it's a hotel restaurant, they are opened from 7:00am to 11:00pm.I usually visit there at lunch time, but I want to have their breakfast menu someday. ...

There are so many Italian restaurants at Tokyo.Italian restaurant has been so common in our Japanese life and I've been to many of them.And here is the one you should go at Kinshicho area, Terzo.It's located one-minute walk from Kinshicho station.I of ...

Have you tried Kaiten Sushi -rotating Sushi- in Japan yet?I remember that one of my American friends was so surprised when he saw the Kaiten Sushi for the first time.He had no idea why many Sushi plates are rotating in front of people.There are some th ...

UDON is another typical Japanese food.UDON is a famous specialty of Shikoku area of Japan - especially the area known as Sanuki, but you can have pretty good ones in Tokyo as well.I have never been to Shikoku and had UDON there, so I'm not sure if it's ...

What is your soul food? The food that makes you feel content, the food that you never get tired with, the food that reminds you of your childfood. Mine? My soul food definitely is ONIGIRI - rice ball -. It is not something I eat so often or somethin ...

Did you know that Japan has two kinds of flower as national flowers?It's chrysanth and cherry blossom.For me as a Japanese person, both seems very Japanese.Chrysanth was originally the flower for all the ceremonial functions.But lately, there are many ...

There are some famous and popular TONKOTSU-pork bone- based Ramen brands and this is definitely one of them.TONKOTSU Ramen is originaly initiated in Fukuoka located at the very south part of Japan islands.They say Fukuoka Ramen used to be known as "ski ...

What do you use for your cuticle care?I remember I was 30 years old then when I realized that my ankle skin has turned into somewhat brown and it's getting darker and darker.And I relaized that I was old enough to care about my cuticle of my body.After ...

As I wrote in my previous post, Japanese hair cream for thick dry hair, my hair is very dry, thick and somewhat wavy.So, I use different kinds of hair creams and oils for my hair care.I use this Japanese hair cream for thick dry hair after I wash my ha ...

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