International Supermarkets in Tokyo

January 20, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Japanese food is celebrated the world over, and you are perhaps lucky to live in a country in which the cuisine is held in such high regard. However, sometimes you just hanker after something that tastes of home. Fortunately, some supermarkets cater in particular to those wishing to purchase international foods. While products on sale at […]

Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

January 5, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

So you survived O-shogatsu (Japanese New Year’s) and are looking forward to the end of March and the blooming of the cherry trees, but the reality is there are at least 80 more days to go before a single pink blossom appears. While it will not bring the blossoms any closer, did you know that in Japan, spring […]

Nakano Broadway: Tokyo’s “other Akihabara”

December 26, 2017 by Jason Gatewood

No matter how you slice it, Tokyo’s modern image is the stuff of cyberpunk dreams. We are the city of giant robots, iron gollums, and Godzilla. So of course most people’s image of “Cool Japan” is found in Akihabara, our city’s major electronics district and hub of all things anime and video game related. Of […]

Tokyo Food Apps Bring the Restaurant to Your Door

December 26, 2017 by Jason Gatewood

At some point it will happen. Even though you’re in Tokyo, one of the world’s best cities to dine in, you’ll eventually either run out of meal ideas, or simply want to stay home and chill. Luckily for you, life in the big city means almost anything can be delivered right to your front door. […]

Dezome-shiki Fire Fighter Review

December 25, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

There are very few professions for which ‘death defying’ is par for the course, but it is safe to say that fire fighters certainly fall into that category. As if leaping into and out of burning buildings wasn’t enough, at the start of every January the members of the Tokyo Fire Department cheat death in […]

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