Mari Takahashi

Living in Japan, Hi guys, I am currently living in Tokyo, but have visited many parts of Japan. I know especially about things around Tokyo. I am happy to help you!

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Answered about 1 month ago

How to enjoy Izakaya correctly?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

1. It's not technically rude to eat without alcoholic beverages in Izakaya. They offer various soft drinks for those who do not prefer alcoholic drinks and my friends and I often drink soft drinks, too, from the beginning or after drinking few alcoholic drinks. However, usually at least a person ...

Answered about 1 month ago

Where can I find reasonably priced interesting clothes in Tokyo? There was lots of beautiful clothes in department stores that I couldn't afford or cheap stuff in shopping centres but nothing in between. And yes, I know Uniqlo and second hand shops.

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Trying flea market? There are many flea markets in Tokyo on weekends.This one may help you:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-flea-markets-in-tokyo-for-unique-bargain-shopping

Answered about 1 month ago

Best reasonable but specialised steak in Tokyo??!?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have never been to this place but Ikinari Steak seems to be popular among people in Tokyo.their menu: http://ikinaristeak.com.e.abd.hp.transer.com/menu/I have been to Teppanyaki Orca and they had quite good quality of teppanyaki steak in the reasonable price meal course.Orca: http://www.orca201...

Answered 2 months ago

How can I go about on making a reservation at a restaurant?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It seems like the reservation page is provided only in Japanese. Did you try the Japanese form?https://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000003033/yoyaku/hpds/?ROUTE_KBN=20&dspn=Tl54eGmTzjY3UvIovfcC38V79A8-Uk_PeQv-FQ0gd1JOf6wbIzlRuljR_Hh-HIEbxSYJiJutD4idLABW_xkUfQGoogle Translate may be able to help you. Or t...

Answered 2 months ago

Hi guys I'll be in akihabara for buy action figure,dakimakura and a lot of things about anime,so what is the best shops that can I buy for a good price? thanks =D

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Mandarake should be the one:http://earth.mandarake.co.jp/shop/cmp/index.htmlFloor guide of Mandarake http://earth.mandarake.co.jp/shop/cmp/floor_guide.htmlFor more anime stuffs, try Animate:https://www.animate.co.jp/shop/akihabara/floor/Unfortunately, their website is only in Japanese but they ha...

Answered 3 months ago

What's the average price for animes products ?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Wow it really depends. Some of them you can buy at supermarket or convenience stores as a toy comes with candies. And Gachapons. Those are all under 500 yen.Some seriously rare products may cost over 1 million yen. It may depend on particular anime series as well. Depends on what you are looking ...

Answered 4 months ago

Visiting Tokyo W/ the wife need tips! :)

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Hi, it much depends on what your wife likes! Here are some typical "date" spots in Tokyo local people go:- Tokyo Disney Land and Disney Sea- Tokyo Tower- Tokyo Sky Tree- Aquariums (Shinagawa, Sumida, Ikebukuro, etc)- Movie Theaters- Ginza (shopping and delicious desserts)- Shinjuku Gyoen Park (ch...

Answered 4 months ago

Where places that I can find street food in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You can visit shopping streets (Shotengai). Shotengai gathers lots of privately owned shops and the fun part of exploring shotengai is encounter with locals.Some famous shopping streets:- Ueno Ameyoko- Yanaka Ginza Shotengai- Sugamo Jizo Shotengai- Togoshi Ginza Shotengai (the longest shopping st...

Answered 4 months ago

Top five Izakaya dishes in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It may depend by the type of Izakayas but below are standard Izakaya dishes in my mind:1. Yakitori2. Edamame3. Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese omelette seasoned with dashi broth)4. Sashimi5. Potato SaladSome Izakayas specialize more on seafood and may not have dishes such as yakitori on menu. 

Answered 4 months ago

what are the best bar in Tokyo ?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are so many bars in Tokyo and different kinds! If you are looking for authentic bars to have some whiskey or cocktails, Ginza and Shinjuku Sanchome are one of the top choices. You can find small bars.For Izakayas (where is a type of bars enjoy drinks with foods), you can find it everywhere ...

Answered 5 months ago

I want to go to Tokyo in a few months, is it possible to buy English manga in Akihabara or can i only buy Japanese manga?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have never seen English manga in Akihabara but since Shosen Bookstore is a large book store, they might have some:https://www.shosen.co.jp/tower/Or I remember that bookstore in Yodobashi Camera was pretty big. Other bookstores in Tokyo you can find English manga are listed here:https://hubjapan...

Answered 5 months ago

What are the best themed hotels in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Have you heard of "Henna Hotel" group?Henna Hotel group is a group of themed hotels and there is one in Ginza. The one in Ginza's theme is "robots", the unique thing is that all the staffs are robots, there are no humans! https://www.hennnahotel.com/ginza/