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.

Ueno Toshogu Shrine is located in Ueno Park.Toshogu means shrine which deify Tokugawa Ieyasu.It was built in 1627.It was very nice and quiet at the entrance path with several kinds of trees and stone towers at both sides.And I thought of a Japanese wor ...

As I wrote in my previous post, my first son is right about to get out of diapers.He goes to bathroom most of the time at home and at the nursery school.But, his another challenge is going to toilet outside.There are bathrooms in many sorts of conditio ...

I'm just trying to get my first son our of diapers with training pants.He now knows that he needs to go to toilet when he pees or poops, but he sometimes cannot make it.What he needs now is the training pants.What he's using right now is 6-layer traini ...

Addition to the previous water place, Shioiri Park, there is another one we've been to with my son.It's Izumi Park in Chiyoda-ku.It's called "Jabu jabu Pool" and "Jabu jabu" is the sound of water splash in Japanese.Unlike the one at Shioiri Park, Izumi ...

I found a nice place kids can play last weekend.It's a water fountain located in Shioiri Park.Shioiri Park is about 5-minute walk from Minami Senju station and it has a big grass area, barbecue area, baseball field, tennis court and so on.*You need a r ...

My first child is two years old and he is a very untidy sleeper.He was sleeping in a baby bed with fence around until about a year ago.And when he started to sleep on a bed without fence, he started to fall off the bed while asleep many times.Although ...

Ueno zoo is a public zoo. -> Ueno zoo official websiteSo, the fare is relatively cheap.600yen per adult and 200yen for junior high school student.All the kids under elementary school and the kids in junior high school who live in Tokyo are free.We live ...

I went to Sumida Aquarium with my family the other day.It's located beside Sky Tree.It's not that far from my house, but I had never been there until then and finally I had a chance.It was our son's first time to go to aquarium, but he was mainly runni ...

Have you stepped into a Japanese Tatami room?The house I grew up had a Tatami room, and I didn't realize its real value when I lived there.But when I started to live in a place without any Tatami room, I found myself missing the nicely hard cushion of ...

Where do you buy your baby wipes?When our second baby was born and until the first one gets out of diapers, I think I was buying about 2 packs per month.And I found that there was my favorite one among the various kinds in Japan.It's Akachan-honpo's ba ...

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