David

David

Writer / Translator


I’ve been in Japan for over 10 years although it feels shorter because I am constantly discovering new things and new places. Sometimes it can be hard to get the full Japanese experience because of cultural differences and linguistic barriers. For that reason, I want to share what I have learned in order to enhance your experience in Japan. Having said that, figuring out stuff on your own can also be fun. In any case, I hope you can find here whatever you need in order to make your stay a success.

Articles

2018.07.19 NEW
Toriro - the all-you-can-eat karaage place in Arakicho, Shinjuku
“There is a karaage all-you-can-eat lunch spot nearby!?!” Anthony exclaimed disbelievingly after he
2018.07.05
A sushi restaurant with more than 100 years of history: Sushi Yachiyo
While sushi may be wherever you look in Tokyo, it makes sense to seek out quality at a great price….
2018.06.18
AMS+, a bar that feels like home
Quiet, laid-back, unassuming, cozy... these are some of the words that I would associate with AMS+
2018.06.13
Watch the World Cup live in Shinjuku, Arakicho!
With the World Cup starting on Thursday you may be wondering where to watch live matches - read on
2018.06.07
Experience Czech food, beers and culture in the center of Arakicho
Did you know that I was half Czech? Yes, it’s true! My mother was born in Prague and grew up there.T
2018.05.31
Let's explore Arakicho, a feudal residence that became a gourmet town
If you are staying at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan, or if you are looking for a new neighbourho
2018.05.09
Drink wine from test tubes, beer from beakers and cocktails from flasks? All this and more is possible at the Science Bar Incubator in Arakicho!
The Science Bar Incubator is a unique and original bar that was started by Mr Nomura, a former biolo
2018.05.01
Matsushima Yakitori, a place to unwind while enjoying charcoal grilled chicken skewers and Japanese shochu
Sometimes it can be tough to find an empty table at dinner time in Arakicho, an area famous for its
2018.04.26
Talkin’ Loud, an authentic nihonshu bar where the bartender can help you find your favourite Japanese sake
“I am longing for the taste of good sake but I also want to try something new” I confided to my frie
2018.04.05
Nonki, a famous restaurant where you can enjoy non-fatty Japanese beef and also try “Horumonyaki”, a little known Japanese delicacy
“I want to eat Japanese beef. It is tender and tasty, better than any other beef I have every had” I
2018.03.27
Suzy House, an actual house in the middle of the city that serves tasty and unique lemon dipping noodles
For those wanting to try a different take on ramen, look no further than Suzy House, just a few minu
2018.03.23
Learn about Tokyo’s past through its history of fighting fire and educate yourself about modern fire prevention at the Fire Museum
The Fire Museum, or “Shobo Hakubutsukan”消防博物館, located on the intersection above the Yotsuya san-cho
2018.03.11
How to choose a good “Nihonshu” or Japanese sake?
When one thinks of Japan, one thinks of Japanese sake. If you are visiting Japan, you’ll certainly w
2018.02.16
Cruz Burgers, a restaurant where you can enjoy excellent burgers and good imported draft beer
Did you know that one of Tokyo’s best Burger shops is located close to Arakicho? If you want to eat
2018.02.16
One night at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan
The recently opened Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan is located right in the center of Tokyo. Not only

Translations

2015.07.03
2018 Japan’s Best Festivals for July (July 16th to July 31th)
(For the first part of July click here) Mon, 16th July: Chigasaki-kaigan Hamaori-sai in Chigasaki,

Photographs

2015.07.03
2018 Japan’s Best Festivals for July (July 16th to July 31th)
(For the first part of July click here) Mon, 16th July: Chigasaki-kaigan Hamaori-sai in Chigasaki,