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 2 years 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...

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Answered about 2 years 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...

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Answered about 2 years 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...

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Answered about 2 years ago

What's the best sushi restaurant at a reasonable price?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I love sushi from Nemuro Hanamaru, it's near Tokyo Station. It's a conveyor belt sushi restaurant but the quality is much better than other sushi train restaurants. But you have to expect to wait at least 30 mins during lunch or dinner time.Nemuro Hanamaru: http://www.sushi-hanamaru.com/la_en/

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Answered over 2 years 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 ...

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Answered over 2 years 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...

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Answered over 2 years ago

If I have a JR Pass, is it a good idea to reserve my tickets in advance? Do trains fill up fast?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

If you are planning to travel with Shinkansen or express trains, it is better to reserve seats in advance to get a seat for sure. It tends to be crowded in morning and evening (business men for business trip) and weekends. Especially during Golden Week (long holiday from end of April to early May...

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Answered over 2 years 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...

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Answered over 2 years 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. 

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Answered over 2 years 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 ...

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Answered over 2 years 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...

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Answered over 2 years 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/

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Answered over 2 years ago

I would like to check if it is wise to purchase Jr Pass 7 Days? Can i check where can i go if we like to go strawberry picking?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It seems like you are going to travel a lot around Japan. Japan Rail Pass is worth it if you are traveling long distances and using Shinkansen (bullet trains). The one-way ticket of Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto costs about 13,000 yen. Strawberry picking usually open from January but "Grandberry...

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Answered over 2 years ago

Which Tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo is your favorite?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You should visit Marugo (丸五) in Akihabara! They had the thickest pork yet softest and juiciest ever. I always recommend Marugo to every one :)However, you should expect to wait a while especially if it's weekend's busy hours. 

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Answered over 2 years ago

We will be in Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo during Christmas and NewYear. Tokyo,29-2. We were told that everything's closed during that time in Tokyo. First time ever in Japan and doesn't want to miss anything just because we picked the wrong time of travelling.

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Not exactly everything.  Most of the privately owned restaurants and bars may be closed around 30 December to 3 January. It really depends on the restaurant/bars so it is very hard to say which one is open and which one is closed. If you have particular places you want to go, you should check i...

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