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.

Addition to the wooden car puzzle toy, here is another 100yen toy my son loves.He loves soap bubble, but he cannot blow them well.He once sucked up the soap instead by accident, and since then he is a little scared to blow bubbles.One day we were playi ...

Do you eat raw oyster?We do eat raw oyster in Japan.I mainly eat raw ones at restaurant, but there are stores selling oysters to be eaten raw everywhere in Tokyo.What I cook with oyster at home the most often is oyster NABE.NABE means pot in Japanese.I ...

My sister lives in the US for 15 years.And everytime she comes back to Japan and eat some kind of bread here, she says "Japanese bread is like rice cake!".Rice cake is "mochi" in Japanese and it's our traditional and popular food, which is eaten a lot ...

This winter in Tokyo is relatively warm.I was wearing my gloves and scarf more often last winter, but I hardly take them out from my closet this year.But, it does get a little cold in the morning and evening.So, we bought a pair of gloves for my son at ...

As I wrote here, the current #4 biggest convenience store chain, Circle K Sunkus has been taken over by Family Mart and all their stores will be re-branded to Family Mart within 2016.So, there will be no Circle K Sunkus stores anymore.And I'm one of th ...

As I wrote previously here, my love for chocolate is bottomless.I need to eat chocolate every single day.So, I've tried many many kinds of chocolate sweets sold in Tokyo.And, here is the best convenience store chocolate parfait.MINI STOP Belgium chocol ...

What do you use for kid's meal apron?They has to make a mess everytime they eat or drink.For my first son, I've tried several kinds of aprons and other stuff for apron and now I found the most efficient and easiest one.It's again 100yen shop plastic ap ...

It feels like I'm writing about food all the time.Well, I do like to eat. Yes.Today, I want to write about MOS Burger, a hamburger shop born in Japan in 1972.For Japanese people like me, MOS Burger is not fast food like McDonald's, Burger King and othe ...

Do you like Baumkuchen?I do like other Japanese people.I've heard of and tried so many kinds of Baumkuchen sweets in Japan.The ones I like are not the fancy ones but simple ones.And one of my favorite Baumkuchen is SHITAMACHI Baumkuchen maily sold at e ...

I shop at convenience store often because it's convenient as it's called.10 years ago, it was not that "convenient" then, but it was just store to be opended 24/7.What they sell was not anything special.They were selling just the same items as the othe ...

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