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 days ago

What is the best district to stay in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I would like to experience staying at a ryokan, Japanese traditional inns. You can experience to be in tatami mat room and sleep in a futon. Although ryokan in Tokyo are quite few , there are few options in Asakusa and Ueno.Some of the places are listed here:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-r...

Answered 2 days ago

Where does the locals go to eat crab in Sapporo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have met few people from Hokkaido, but for people in Hokkaido, crabs are not a thing to eat outside usually. They buy raw crab (sometimes a live crab!) at fish market or supermarket, and boil it at home. When I went to Kushiro, I found a UFO cather of live crab!! Surprising, isn't it? I caught ...

Answered 2 days ago

Geisha entertainment

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You can interact with Geisha in Nihonbashi. http://www.nihonbashi-info.jp/omotenashi/geisha.htmlI have not participated in this tour, I just have seen a leaflet in Nihonbashi tourist information center so I'm not sure about the details.I also have heard that there are places where you can interac...

Answered 6 days ago

nightlife in akihabara

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Many maid cafes are open until night so having dinner at a maid cafe would be an Akihabara-like experience.Another interesting place where you can experience "Moe" and "Otaku" culture would be "train Izakaya", railway Izakaya Little TGV.http://www.littletgv.com/The staffs wear costumes inspired b...

Answered 9 days ago

Are foods in Japan expensive ?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are cheap places in Japan. For example Gyudon, beef rice bowl, chain stores like Yoshinoya and Matsuya offers a medium sized rice bowl in less than 500 yen. Also, a Tendon, Tempura rice bowl, chain stores called Tenya, offers a basic tempura rice bowl in about 500 yen. Hanamaru Udon offers ...

Answered 13 days ago

what clothing should westerners wear?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It depends on which time of the year and which region you are traveling in Japan. Japan's land is long from north to south, and have totally different weather situation. Also summer is hot and winter is cold. It is said Tokyo's weather is similar to Vancouver.

Answered 19 days ago

where can i buy souvenirs in tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

First of all, it must be inside Tokyo Station. On the main street where most of JR lines leaving Tokyo Station; Yamanote Line, Chuo Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, etc, there few souvenir shops selling products from Tokyo such as Tokyo Banana, etc. Another good place is Haneda Airport. There are two ar...

Answered 20 days ago

Where can I get the best desserts in Tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I like Taiyaki. Taiyaki from Wakaba in Yotsuya and Ajisaki in Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store are my favorites. If you have a chance to visit Ajisaki, try matcha cream (Taiyaki made with matcha flavored dough with custard cream inside) and ogura cream cheese (red bean paste and cream cheese insi...

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