Anthony

Anthony

Writer / Translator


Originally from Riverside, California, I've been living, working, and writing in Japan since 2009. Japan has become my second home, and I'm especially fond of Shinjuku, Tokyo. That being said, I also love getting out into the countryside and exploring the entire country. Through Tadaima Japan, I hope to share the wonders of Japan with a wider, international audience. Check out my articles if you enjoy exploring on foot, convenient cafes, and affordable dining.

Articles

2019.02.15 NEW
Sky Circus Sunshine 60: Exploring Ikebukuro’s Historic Observation Deck
Tokyo is constantly evolving. Its towering office buildings and mixed-use skyscrapers are embroiled in a constant game of one-upmanship. With each new
2019.02.08
Ninja Shinjuku: Lunch in the Depths of a Ninja Hideout
Deep in Nishi-shinjuku, tucked away among countless restaurants, electronics stores, and neon-signed restaurants, lies a gateway to one of the most se
2019.02.01
Tokyo One Piece Tower: Discover a Pirate’s Life in Central Tokyo
Pirates have sieged Tokyo Tower! What may sound startling to some is a dream come true for fans of One Piece, the long-running, mega-popular manga and
2019.01.28
Planning for Cherry Blossoms: Tips for 3 of Tokyo's Hanami Hot Spots
It's never too early to start planning hanami parties (or planning a trip to Japan to experience them). Cherry blossom forecasts start popping up as e
2019.01.18
The Bunkyo Civic Center Observation Deck: One of Tokyo’s Best-Kept Secrets
As regular Tadaima Japan readers well know, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building offers free access to two of the best observation decks in Toky
2019.01.11
Perspectives to Consider for Your First (or Next) Trip to Japan
As the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) boldly reminds us, Japan is a place of “endless discovery.” Japan is one of the few countries in the
2019.01.09
A Quick Guide to One-Stop Shopping in Shinjuku
Whether you’re a traveler looking for that perfect souvenir or a long-term resident hunting for the latest bargains on electronics or clothing, you’ll
2019.01.07
Visiting Tokyo in 2019? Don't Miss These 5 Shinjuku Attractions
Since the beginning of 2018, I’ve been exploring Shinjuku to cover everything from bento lunches in famous parks to historic shrines shrouded by skysc
2018.12.21
From Soba to Sunrises: 4 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Japan
Spending the New Year’s Holidays (January 1 to January 3) in Japan can be bittersweet. If you're visiting Japan for the first time, there are many exc
2018.12.14
A Quick Reference Guide to Getting Around Shinjuku Station
As the world’s busiest train station, navigating the concrete hedge maze that is Shinjuku Station can be incredibly intimidating. Even those who use S
2018.12.10
Planning a Visit to Tokyo? Consider These Six Shinjuku Hotels
The seat of Tokyo's government and home to the largest transportation hub in the city (and the country), Shinjuku is the perfect home base for your ne
2018.11.30
Sagamiko Illumillion: Experience One of Japan’s Most Spectacular Winter Illumination Events
With a seemingly endless number of holiday illumination displays throughout the city, Tokyo has no shortage of holiday cheer. There are fantastic ligh
2018.11.26
Enjoy an Illuminating Holiday Experience in Shinjuku
Seasons define life in Japan. In spring, cherry blossoms paint the country in pink. Summer is filled with the sights and sounds of festivals. Fall bri
2018.11.19
Visit 3 of Tokyo's Most Famous Parks with this 1-Day Walking Course
Tokyo is famous for its vast network of expansive public parks and green spaces. If you are visiting the city and staying in or near Shinjuku or Shibu
2018.11.14
Strapped for Time and Money in Shinjuku? Try These 3 Chain Restaurants
Contrary to popular belief, for all of the top-tier dining experiences Tokyo has to offer, the city is also a heaven for those who wish to dine on a b