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

tonkastu restaurants

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

My favorites: - Marugo in Akihabarahttps://www.tripadvisor.jp/Restaurant_Review-g1066443-d1660666-Reviews-Tonkatsu_Marugo-Chiyoda_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.htmlso, so, so, good! Expect long queues.- Isen in Uenohttps://gurunavi.com/en/a226600/rst/Their tonkatsu is rather soft. They say "tonkat...

Answered about 1 month ago

Best place to watch Japan play Rugby

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

British pub HUB is one of the most easiest to find. HUB has many branches in Tokyo and I guess most of their branch broadcast rugby games on TV. My friend went to HUB in Kichijoji on Sunday to watch Japan - Scotland game. She said the bar was packed with people! HUB: https://www.pub-hub.com/

Answered about 1 month ago

Where can I go to listen to jazz?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many different places to listen to jazz. Cotton Club Tokyo may be one of the most famous place: http://www.cottonclubjapan.co.jp/en/venue/I have been to MADURO, a jazz bar in Roppongi. It had a quite nice ambience and music was good. https://www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/en/restaurants/ma...

Answered 5 months ago

Where should i eat okonomiyaki

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

The most famous city for Okonomiyaki is Osaka. It's local specialty of the region. Hiroshima is also famous for Okonomiyaki, with their own style Hiroshima style. Hiroshima style adds noodles and fried egg on Okonomiyaki and sauce is a bit more watery comparing to Osaka style. 

Answered 10 months ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many train companies operating trains and subways in Tokyo. Suica is issued by JR and Pasmo is by other train companies. When you actually use it to pass the gate of trains/buses or use that to buy something at stores, there are no differences. I like the design of suica card better, th...

Answered about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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...