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

2018.05.21 NEW
Tokabenizaru, a tiny but famous ramen restaurant, that comes with an unusual topping: finely cut rock seaweed
If you are in the Arakicho area by yourself and feeling hungry, ramen is probably your best choice f
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
2018.02.10
The Shinjuku Historical Museum: a nicely arranged museum with interesting exhibits of Tokyo’s past
If you’re stuck in Tokyo on a rainy day, how about visiting a museum and learning about the history
2018.01.30
ITOI, a casual restaurant where you can try new kinds of tempura while drinking and comparing sake from around Japan
If you have had tempura before you might feel you know everything you need to know about this dish i
2018.01.24
Suzushin, a restaurant where you can enjoy a great Tonkatsu in a traditional setting and friendly atmosphere
If you have a craving for Western food but feel you should eat Japanese during your trip, “Tonkatsu”
yotsuya oiwa inari tamiya shrine
2018.01.15
Oiwa Inari Tamiya Jinja, a shrine connected to one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories “Yotsuya Kaidan”
Japan has a tradition of ghost stories dating from the Edo period and if you’ve been here before you
2017.12.15
Sainenji, a buddhist temple that houses the spear of the famous samurai and ninja Hattori Hanzo also known as the “Demon Hanzo”
Sainenji temple 西念寺 was built by Hattori Hanzo 服部半蔵 in the year 1590 in memory of the first son of h