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 almost 2 years ago

what are the best bars and clubs in tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are tremendous bars in Tokyo, here are my recommendations:- For funJBS Shibuya: http://www.geocities.co.jp/MusicHall/3707/jbs.htmlGreat music and casual atmosphere. Vinyls of jazz, blues, and soul.- For delicious cocktailsBar Ishinohana: http://ishinohana.com/en/The bartender is an award-wi...

Answered almost 2 years ago

Where can i buy english mangas? ;)

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Kinokuniya in Shinjuku (there are two Kinokuniya in Shinjuku... the one near South exit and the department store Takashimaya has more foreign books) and Junkudo in Shibuya have lots of English manga collections.This article may also help you:https://hubjapan.io/articles/7-bookstores-in-tokyo-to-g...

Answered almost 2 years ago

what to see for an anniversary trip

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You should definitely experience nature in Japan :)Especially snow is going to be very beautiful in winter. Visit around Hokkaido, maybe Biei/Furano area or snow hike in Oirase Gorge in Aomori. The snowy places are so quiet and romantic. 

Answered almost 2 years ago

what are the kid friendly places

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many kid-friendly places in Tokyo.Amusement parks, aquarium, Kid-o-kid, kidzania, fast food and family restaurants, etc.This article may help you:  https://hubjapan.io/articles/best-attractions-activities-in-tokyo-for-children-to-enjoy

Answered almost 2 years ago

I will be travelling to Tokyo for the last week of November. What will the weather be like?Website say min of 6 and max of 16. Does it get windy?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It will be pretty chilly, you may need a winter jacket even during the day depending on weather. November is not usually windy, and leaves get beautifully colored in late November. Visit Shinjuku Gyoen, Rikugien, and Meiji Jingu Gaien's gingko tree street to get stunning views of Tokyo! 

Answered almost 2 years ago

Best tepanyaki place in Tokyo

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have been to ORCA in Shinjuku, and it was quite good:I had ¥5,000 course but the food was more than enough! I want to go there again. http://www.orca2011shinjyuku.com/index_en.htmlUsually Teppanyaki is expensive so I had not many chances to visit many restaurants. Hub Japan has articles about t...

Answered almost 2 years ago

What nice sights are there without a lot of tourists?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

How about Rikugien garden? It's a quiet Japanese garden in the north of Tokyo. Not too much known to travelers. The cherry blossom and autumn leaves are very beautiful there.https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english/park/detail_08.html#rikugienIf you are willing to travel from central Japan, how about...

Answered almost 2 years ago

sake brewery and fruits picking farm to visit

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There is a sake brewery in Tokyo as well. Koyama Shuzo in the north of Tokyo allows visitors:http://www.koyamashuzo.co.jp/kura.html(The page is only in Japanese, use Google translate. ) They accept reservations via e-mail.There are many fruit picking farms in Yamanashi Prefecture. Yamanashi is fa...

Answered almost 2 years ago

What are best whisky bars in tokyo?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I visited NIKKA BLENDER'S BAR the other day and they had really rare NIKKA whiskies. The bar is located on the B1 floor of Nikka's Tokyo headquarter. Time Out Tokyo has an article to introduce the bar:https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/bars-and-pubs/nikka-blenders-bar

Answered almost 2 years ago

Where can I find a good and big manga store in Japan?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

TSUTAYA Shibuya has large floor dedicated for manga. It's faced to the famous Shibuya crossings so it is easy to find and access as well. If you are looking for English translated manga, this article may help you:- 7 Bookstores In Tokyo To Go English Manga Shoppinghttps://hubjapan.io/articles/7-b...

Answered almost 2 years ago

Will my JRpass work on any of the local Tokyo or Kyoto lines?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

JR pass works only for trains operated by JR. For instance, Tokyo has two subway companies: Tokyo Metro and Toei. And there are several other railway companies such as Seibu Ikebukuro Line and Tobu Tojo Line. Those subways don't accept JR pass. If you want to go around with only the JR pass, you ...

Answered almost 2 years ago

What restaurant serves the best soba?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

My favorite ones:- Kanda Matsuya (near Akihabara)- Muromachi Sunaba (Kanda)- Ueno Yabusoba (Ueno)- Namiki Yabusoba (Asakusa)If you can drink, enjoy small dishes such as Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese style omelet) and Itawasa (fishcake and wasabi) or tempura with drinks (sake is the best!) before soba. 

Answered almost 2 years ago

What is the best part of Tokyo to stay in?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Shibuya and Shinjuku are easy to access anywhere and have lots of lots of restaurants for dining options. The train runs till late and you can reach to Mt. Fuji directly by bus from Shinjuku. This article also may help you:12 Best Area To Stay In Tokyo To Match Your Travel Needshttps://hubjapan.i...

Answered almost 2 years ago

Whats the top 3 restaurants that visitors must try!?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

That is really a difficult question... If you spend lots of budgets, you can have seriously nice meals but I will list a so-so budget list which most people can probably afford. I also chose from places that are close to major sightseeing areas. 1. Sushi: Nemuro Hanamaru (Tokyo Station) It's a co...

Answered almost 2 years ago

where is the best area to rent a room in Tokyo

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It depends on your preferences and budget. If you would like to live near central, many major central areas such as Roppongi, Shinjuku, etc, have apartments for rent as well, but rents are high. If you like more quiet neighborhood, Koenji, Ogikubo, Sangenjaya, Nakano, Kitasenju are pretty popular...