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 2 months ago

I would like to try sushi in Japan but I don't like the taste of raw fish nor of vinegar. Which type of sushi do you recommend???

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many kinds of sushi that do not use raw fish such as egg (tamago), natto, cucumber rolls (kappa maki), yam, etc. However, vinegared rice is inevitable to sushi.Something similar to sushi that does not use vinegars are onigiri - it's translated to rice ball in English. We stuff all sorts...

Answered 3 months ago

I am going to oirase gorge from Aomori for a day trip. The first bus would reach oirase gorge at abt 10am and the last bus leaves at 4pm. Is it sufficient to enjoy oirase gorge and lake towada? Should I stay the night?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have been to Oirase Gorge in winter and we drove all the way to Aomori and spent a night there, because it seemed like there were not much things to do at night. It would be a nice idea to stay if you would like star watching or early morning hike. 

Answered 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 10 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...