Amelie

Amelie

Writer / Translator


I’m French but I’ve been living in Tokyo for many years during which I had a lot of meaningful and thrilling experiences. I’m curious and I love learning new things. My hobbies are kick boxing, scuba diving, Japanese traditional painting, etc… As a writer, I’d like to share information about less touristic, more authentic places. I will also write about all the fun and cultural activities unique to Japan.

Articles

2018.11.08
A Short Introduction to Jizo, the Japanese Guardian of Travelers and Children
When traveling in the Japan, you may see statues dressed with a red cloth. They are representations of Jizo, the Buddhist divinity most loved by Japan
2018.10.04
Don't be afraid to step inside the bars anymore at Shinjuku's Golden Gai Autumn Festival!
Golden Gai has become famous among tourists during the last few years, but the area remains intimidating in many ways. Most people take pictures of th
2018.10.01
Everything you need to know about Shinjuku’s ‘Kabuku‘ bar-hopping festival
Arakicho and Sugidaimon are located in a part of Shinjuku loved by Tokyo knowledgeable gourmets who also like a good drink. However, it’s often diffic
2018.09.28
Save money and have fun at the Omoide Yokocho Autumn Festival in Shinjuku! (From Mon. October 1st to Wed. October 3rd)
A black-market place of post-war Tokyo, Omoide Yokocho used to be one of the shadiest places where to have a drink. Today anyone can go, but its old c
2018.08.30
Interview of Taihei Tsunekawa, tatami craftsman
Meet Mr. Tsunekawa, a tatami craftsman in a small, 160 years old workshop in Tokyo.
2018.08.28
How to use Japanese chopsticks the right way
Here are the do's and don't of Japanese chopsticks! Learn how to avoid making cultural mistakes while eating with Japanese people.
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2018.07.20
4 things to do in Tokyo this week (July 23- July 30)
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Here are a few activities to enjoy at your favorite time of the day.
2018.07.18
[VIDEO] Exclusive Interview of Chie, the Singing Mangaka
Chie is a 'Nagashi' artist: she wanders the streets of Arakicho and plays her traditional instrument in the local bars to entertain the customers. She
2018.07.05
Join the Tadaima Japan 2nd Photography Contest!
Join our contest and win a traditional Japanese prize. Entering is very easy!
2018.07.02
Find the Soul of Aomori in the Middle of Tokyo at Ringo no Hana
Aomori is the name of an area and its main city, in the Northern part of the Honshu island. It is not the kind of place usually visited by the first-
2018.06.29
Discover our Exclusive Vegetarian Tour in Arakicho, Shinjuku
Vegetarian or not, if you like seasonal products, like healthy food, or just want to try something new, this tour is for you. Have a glimpse of Japan
2018.06.22
What to do in Tokyo this Week? (June 25-July 1st)
Here is our little selection of cool things to do in Tokyo next week!
2018.05.28
Donabe, the Japanese traditional earth cookware
The interest in the Japanese aesthetics is increasing worldwide, and it's no longer rare, for example, to see Japanese items in Western kitchens anymo
2018.05.25
What to do in Tokyo this week? May 28 - June 3
There are loads of festivals and dances this week... but maybe you would prefer to go admire the hydrangeas?
2018.05.17
A walk around ‘Your name’ real-life locations and related places in Yotsuya, Tokyo (Part 2): Garage Coffee, an old-style café with vegan and gluten-free desserts
After visiting Suga Shrine and other 'Your Name' locations,, how about a little rest in a nice old-fashioned coffee house? Garage coffee is a good pl

Translations

2017.01.22
Visit Suga Shrine in Tokyo's Yotsuya: Ward off evil then see a real-life location for the hit anime film, “Your name”
In Tokyo’s Yotsuya area, at the heart of the city, Suga Shrine retains a peaceful atmosphere in an oasis of greenery. Originally an Inari Shrine - a
Teru Teru Bozu
2016.06.23
The Japanese custom “Teru Teru Bozu”, making a doll for good weather the next day
Have you ever seen this doll hanging in someone’s window in Japan? You may see them during the rainy season. This very old custom is called “Teru Teru
Komachi-dori
2015.10.18
3 food shops you should visit in Komachi-dori, the must-go shopping street in Kamakura!
The “Must-Go” place in Kamakura: Komachi Dori Street Great for shopping and eating with over 19 million visits each year!
2015.09.08
【AUTUMN】How to Enjoy the “Chrysanthemum Festival” on September 9th
The September 9th and the chrysanthemum flowers are said to bring good luck. Here is why.
Customs for September
2015.08.31
【AUTUMN】Japanese Customs for September
Sat, 1 September: Disaster prevention day Disaster prevention day (防災の日, bousai no hi in Japanese), was established to raise awareness for disasters
2015.08.28
【AUTUMN】The Meguro Sanma Festival 2018
Get a taste of the most popular autumn fish for free!
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2015.08.20
Swim and Have fun at Amanohashidate Beach, One of the Three Best Scenic Views in Japan!
Enjoy a rare setting in Japan Amanohashidate is said to be built by gods as a bridge to heaven. If you are in Kyoto, a little tired of the usual temp
2015.02.23
My experience of aizome, dying Japan Blue
Indigo, nicknamed Japan Blue, is an important color in Japanese culture. This is why I decided to visit Wanariya, a shop that allows visitors to make
2014.10.17
Cooking on a roof tile?! Have a taste of “Kawara Soba,” a Yamaguchi Prefecture specialty
This weird cooking technique was born in battle In the City of Shimonoseki, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, there is a local cuisine called kawara soba. It
2014.09.27
Why you should eat fugu in Shimonoseki
Why it's ok to eat fugu and why you should do it in Shimonoseki!
2014.08.30
How to use your Japanese Folding Fan the Right Way
The different uses of the folding fan in Japanese culture Many people may think of the folding fan as something to put on the wall for decoration or