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

2018.08.14
3 great bars for watching sport events in Arakicho, Shinjuku
A team of Tadaima Japan writers, namely Anthony and myself, have combed the bars of Arakicho in the heart of Shinjuku city, in search of the best plac
2018.08.13
10 Things you Should Know Before Eating Ramen in Japan
If you’re traveling alone and feeling hungry ramen is probably the best choice for a satisfying meal. It’s arguably one of the most famous Japanese di
2018.08.08
Let’s Explore Arakicho: Empty Fields Turned into a Temple District in the Heart of Tokyo.
The Teramachi district, in the heart of Tokyo, consists of many temples, and the famous Suga Shrine featured in the “Your Name” movie. In this walking
2018.07.30
Enjoy Ramen and “Chazuke” in One Meal at Tai Shio Soba Toka
So after I finish the noodles I have to pour the leftover soup on top of the rice, is that correct?” The staff behind the counter confirmed that it is
2018.07.19
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 heard about a new place I had discovered in Arakic
2018.07.05
Sushi Yachiyo: A sushi restaurant with more than 100 years of history
While sushi may be wherever you look in Tokyo, it makes sense to seek out quality at a great price….such a combination can be found at Sushi dokoro Ya
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+ While researching good spots for watching live spo
2018.06.07
Dashenka: 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.This is the story of the first time I visited Araki
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 neighbourhood to explore in the center of Tokyo, follow me on
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 biology researcher. It is 100% science oriented. All av
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 many gourmet restaurants. After being turned away
2018.04.26
Talkin’ Loud, a sake bar in Shinjuku where the bartender will help you find your favourite "Nihonshu"
“I am longing for the taste of good sake but I also want to try something new” I confided to my friend Shigenobu-san, an Arakicho regular who knows al
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 told my friend Shigenobu-san, an Arakicho regular
2018.03.27
Unique Lemon Tsukemen in an Unusual House at Yotsuya Mensho Suzy House
For those wanting to try a different take on ramen, look no further than Suzy House, just a few minutes on foot from JR Yotsuya station. They offer in
2018.03.23
Tokyo Fire Museum - Learn about Tokyo's Past through its History of Fighting Fire
The Fire Museum, or “Shobo Hakubutsukan”消防博物館, located on the intersection above the Yotsuya san-chome station, is Japan’s only museum entirely dedica

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2018.12.27
3 Mountain Lodges for New Year’s Eve and the First Sunrise of the Year
Although I prefer to go on day trips, I do enjoy staying the night of December 31st in a mountain hut and taking part in the tradition of “hatsuhinode