Living in Japan







Answered 5 days ago

What food should I try in Tokyo?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

You should try some traditional Edo-style food. Edo is the old name of the city Tokyo. Traditional Edo-style food are for example: Dojo-nabe (loaches hotpot), monjayaki, Negima Nabe (fat tuna and green onion hotpot), Chanko-Nabe (sumo wrestler's food), Fukagawa Meshi (clam rice), sukiyaki, tendon...

Answered 13 days ago

I am planning on getting an Airbnb, renting a home, in Tokyo. what neighborhood would you recommend? I want close restaurants, stores and things to do.

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

If you want to stay on the city side (lots of restaurants and shops) definitely pick a place near Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Ginza/Yurakucho. There are many restaurants and bars open until night in this area even on Sundays. If you can't find a listing in this area, any stations in JR Yamanote...

Answered 22 days ago

How easy is it for Westerners to travel around on their own

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Local restaurants and Izakayas are sometimes difficult because they do not have Japanese menus and staffs often don't speak English. You will be okay when you are seeing around major sightseeing areas, but knowing simple Japanese words always makes communicating easier :)

Answered 23 days ago

Can you recommend any stores, more centrally located, to buy cute baby cloths? The department stores like Takashimaya are pretty expensive, so something more budget friendly?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I'm not sure if the stores below have the type of clothes you are looking for (the ones with cute little years and tails), but these are the most famous baby clothes stores that I know of.1. Nishimatsuyahttp://www.24028.jp/Most of the branches are in more residential areas but there is one branch...

Answered 27 days ago

Where is the best Flea Market in Tokyo please?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Flea Market in Yoyogi Park must be the most famous one. There are hundreds of people participate in as well as customers. Also the flea market in Yoyogi Park is more concentrated to younger generations.If you are looking for antique goods, Oedo Kottoichi is the largest in Tokyo. The place is Yura...

Answered 27 days ago

What are the best sights in Tokyo for toddlers?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

The most famous sight in Tokyo must be Tokyo Disney Land and Disney Sea. Every child love Disney Land.There are also many aquariums like Shinagawa Aquarium, Sunshine Aquarium, Sumida Aquarium, etc. Where your children can enjoy watching fish, dolphins, penguins, etc. Ueno Zoo is the oldest zoo in...

Answered 28 days ago

Fullfulling a family dream trip this June. 10 to 11 days tokyo + 4 -5 days Koyto. Where are the best locations in both cities to stay with two teenage boys?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

I'm not familiar with Kyoto so here is my opinion about Tokyo:Shinjuku:Shinjuku has everything. Shopping, dining and drinking options, cafes, bars, etc. Many places are open until late so even though you come back to hotel after busy day, there still be options to eat in this area. Shibuya:Shibuy...

Answered 28 days ago

What should I buy in Japan

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Many people buy Kit Kat :) There are many unique flavors (like Japanese sake, matcha, red bean, etc) only available in Japan. All Japanese printed items are really lovely such as Japanese paper, origami, handkerchief, small bag, etc. Japanese cosmetics are also popular as souvenir, too. 

Answered about 1 month ago

We are meeting our Tour Group in Tokyo for a 15 day town on Japan. Want to come a few days early and stay in a traditional housing outside of Tokyo? Suggestions of location acceessable by train

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Places accessible by train and have traditional buildings:- KamakuraKamakura is in Kanagawa Prefecture. There are lots of shrines and temples because Kamakura used to be the capital of Japan for a period of time. There are also traditional houses and accommodations or restaurants or cafes that us...

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