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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

2019.04.19 NEW
Destination Hanami: Hacking Golden Week for another Chance at Cherry Blossoms
When it comes to hanami (cherry blossom viewing), a mere two weeks a year of blossom-induced bliss is never enough. However, there's a way to partake
2019.04.12
Hanami Highlights: A Photo Journey along the Meguro River
Over 800 cherry trees parallel the lantern-lined walkways on either side of the Meguro River. This beautiful spring spectacle, coupled with trendy riv
2019.04.05
Experiencing Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games: An Interview with Hilton Tokyo General Manager Mike Williamson
Ever since I started producing content related to Japan’s booming tourism industry, I have consistently encountered one question: What will Tokyo be l
2019.03.29
Asakusa Nakamise: A Quick Guide to One of Tokyo’s Most Historic Locations
With its rich history, limitless food options, and some of the best souvenirs in town, it should come as no surprise that Asakusa Nakamise is one of t
2019.03.22
The Taito-Ku Shitamachi Museum: Reliving the History of Ueno
The Ueno district of Tokyo is often overlooked despite being home to several major attractions including a vast park, an array of amazing museums, and
2019.03.15
The World Trade Center Observatory: A Tokyo Time Capsule
It's amazing how much of Tokyo's history can be told through the city's skyscrapers. The World Trade Center Building (WTCB), a copper-colored, perfect
2019.03.08
Sushi in Shinjuku: A Guide to the Kagurazaka Sushi Academy
Deep within the historic Kagurazaka district of Shinjuku lies one of the best sushi deals that a Tokyo traveler can find. Don't let the name fool you—
2019.03.01
The Sumida Aquarium: Explore an Underwater World below Tokyo Skytree
Japan is home to some of the world's largest and most fascinating aquariums. Although nothing can compare to the extraordinary Okinawa Churaumi Aquari
2019.02.22
Yozakura: 3 Unique Ways to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms at Night
The joy and grandeur of hanami (cherry blossom viewing) doesn't end when the sun sets. Thanks to “yozakura,” the custom of viewing cherry blossoms at
2019.02.15
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