Calling all Japan MeFites as well as you real estate mavens...I'm thinking of buying a house here in Tokyo, and I need some advice. [more inside]
I am in Tokyo as we speak, on business for two more days. I am in the Kayobacho district, one metro stop away from Ginza... though Saturday will see me taking an early train to Kamakura. I am looking for two things: an amazing toy store and an amazing bookstore. Suggestions?
How can I, an American, get money to travel to Japan? - Ideally I'd like to go through arts & humanities grants, cultural exchange programs, or visiting artist/musician programs, but other forms of travel funding assistance would be great too. Bonus mefi: how can an American musician (electronic, pop, club) find venues, promoters, DJ's, clubnights, etc, that can lead to a performance while visiting Japan/Tokyo.? [more inside]
Where in Tokyo can my friend-of-a-friend watch the 2008 Super Bowl, not live at 0800 local time, but instead at a reasonable time in the evening? [more inside]
Going to Tokyo during the first week of August. I really want to see some New Media/Digital art. Where should I go? What should I see? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend where to find a job in Tokyo? [more inside]
One day layover in Tokyo, New Years Eve. Where to party? [more inside]
Where is all the unique nightlife in Tokyo? [more inside]
The two of us are in Tokyo through November 8, being tourists. Are there any social opportunities for hanging out with other English-speakers (e.g. cheap organized tours, group outings for karaoke, etc.)? [more inside]
Can you help solve a somewhat bizarre and mysterious crime? [more inside]
Cool/Interesting Tokyo restaurants, bars and hangouts for someone who knows Japan [more inside]
I am going to a conference at the Four Seasons Hotel at Chinzan-so in Tokyo. I can't afford to stay there. Any recommendations of nearby hotels that are cheaper?
3 nights in Tokyo, where should I eat? Where must I eat? [more inside]
I am visiting Tokyo next week. I have a few questions inside on where to stay and what to do. [more inside]
How long did it take to fly from London (England) to Tokyo (Japan) in 1973? For bonus points how much did it cost? Were there differences between the airlines at the time?
I will be in Tokyo from Sept 16 to Sept 23. Will I be able to climb Mt. Fuji or will it be closed off? [more inside]
What's it like for a 30-something blue-collar type American to live/work in Tokyo?
How can I get tickets to see a particular theater show in Tokyo? [more inside]
Is there a good English library in Tokyo? What about used bookstores? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cheap meetup venue for 20 to 30 people on a weekday morning in central Tokyo. It would also be nice if the space was big enough to fit [more inside]
What kind of sushi knife should I buy in Tokyo, and where? [more inside]
SarinGasFilter: in the Aum Shinrikyo sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, 5 team members released a total of 5.5 litres of liquid sarin at 5 different locations. According to this Wikipedia article, "a single drop of sarin the size of the head of a pin can kill an adult," yet the total deaths = 12. Were Aum Shinrikyo aware that their sarin was spectacularly bad/ impure/ degraded, or were they aiming for significantly more fatalities?
I'm thinking about a relocation from London to Tokyo. How does the cost of living compare between the two? [more inside]
How can I find information (dates, location) about Design Week in Tokyo so that I can make my travel plans? [more inside]
I was off to Kyoto by myself to see the cherry blossoms, till a friend decided to come too. Now I've cancelled my single room accommodation and because of the mere weeks to go, we can't get a booking... I need help - google fails me! [more inside]
I'm off to Tokyo in a few months and would love to read some interesting books about/set there before I go... [more inside]
What do the Japanese eat for breakfast in Tokyo? [more inside]
20-something woman wants to visit Japan for two weeks, alone. Doesn't speak Japanese (but can learn), has never visited Asia. Feasible?
20-something woman wants to visit Japan for two weeks, alone. Doesn't speak Japanese (but can learn), has never visited Asia. Feasible? [more inside]
Tokyo (Shibuya) Love Hotel for Foreigners? [more inside]
I'm going to Japan next week. I've already reviewed the general "what should I do?" threads, and those have been great, but I have some specific requests and questions. [more inside]
Help me travel to the future (in Tokyo)! [more inside]
looking for new things to do in tokyo... [more inside]
I need to estimate and compare the expense of a two-week business trip to the following cities: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing. [more inside]
I'm going on vacation to Japan for the first time next month. Can anyone recommend a nice hotel? [more inside]
I need an Irish gift (or alternative) for a Japanese wedding, next Saturday. Must be able to arrange in time. Help, there's more inside...... [more inside]
Tokyo Ryokan - Looking for a nice family owned Ryokan for a stay in Tokyo. If you've had a good experience with one, please recommend. [more inside]
Tokyo or Kyoto shopping filter: On a mission for boxwood combs. Do people have any suggestions on where to purchase traditional, handmade combs in Kyoto or Tokyo? I have some names and addresses however, the information maybe way dated. [more inside]
Thoughts on doing a year long foreign exchange stint at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. [more inside]
Must-see and must-do in and around Tokyo? [more inside]
A Tokyo elopement - can it be done? [more inside]
TokyoFilter: My hubs and I will have a long layover at the Narita/Tokyo airport on June 2. How can we spend our time? [more inside]
Japan, Japan, Japan, I've been living in Japan 6 months now, and have a sister coming to visit for four days. I want to show her the best and brightest as quickly as possible. [more inside]
Tokyo in 2 weeks - Any festivals going on? What's the weather going to be like? [more inside]
What are the best Japanese language schools in Tokyo? [more inside]
Meeting strangers in Tokyo [more inside]
How do I find a non-teaching job in Japan? [more inside]
The girlfriend and I are going to Tokyo for a week's vacation in October. She'd like to get a tattoo while she's there (she already has a couple). The designs she has in mind (probably a Haeckel piece) would require a very skilled tattoo artist, I'd think. Any recommendations?
Where on the net can I get decent quality, authentic japanese/tokyo street/stylish clothes for an average-sized Caucasian male? [more inside]
Help me find housing in Tokyo. [more inside]
I've decided to go on vacation this year and I'm in the early stages of planning it. My style is backpack/hostel/budget travel. Yes, I already know about Let's Go and Lonely Planet. I'll be leaving 9/2 and coming back the 14th. I've got my destinations narrowed to the following: Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, or Moscow. Any experience/advice please.