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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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/

Answered over 1 year 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...

Answered over 1 year 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...

Answered over 1 year ago

where can i find deserts with gyuhi

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Most of "Anmitsu" includes gyuhi in it. Anmitsu is like a parfait contains red beans, shiratama dango, kanten, ice cream, gyuhi, and some fruits. You pour black (or sometimes white) sugar syrup to add flavor. There are many famous cafes to try Anmitsu in Tokyo. For example, Kanoko in Ginza, Umezo...

Answered almost 2 years ago

where is the best sushi i can get near yokohama

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have never been actually, (Yokohama is more famous for Chinese food, as China Town exist and many people who visit Yokohama from Tokyo enjoy Chinese :P) Sushidokoro Enishi looks really good:http://enishi.exp.jp/This article may help you:https://hubjapan.io/articles/10-best-sushi-restaurants-in-...

Answered almost 2 years ago

where i can eat yoshoku?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I think the famous area for Yoshoku is Asakusa and Ueno. There are many famous restaurants that offer Omurice, Tonkatsu, etc.For Omurice "Yoshikami": https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13003654/For Tonkatsu "Tonpachitei": https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131101/13003593/Famous area for...