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ToshiA's Advice List
Keep to the left when standing on the escalators
You're expected to keep to the left when you are standing on the escalators. And to the right when you are climbing.I say this because I am not good at it when I am in Osaka, where people do the opposite: to the right when standing, to the left when climbing. I end up finding myself standing on…(70 words)
ToshiATokyo Etiquette Osaka
You can move through town quickly!
I regularly ride bike and I see it as one of the fastest transportation methods within central Tokyo. You cannot beat bike unless you are going from a railway station to another station.The only catch is that some places are very strict about parking on the street. Just after 30 minutes' stay, …(107 words)
ToshiATokyo Ticket Transportation Bicycle
Watch out for green tea farms on Shinkansen
You can enjoy drinking tea, as well as watching it grow! Shizuoka-prefecture is the top producing area for Japanese tea, and you can see tea farms from Shinkansen. One hour from Tokyo on the bullet train, you may easily locate those farms on both sides of the railroad. Even if you don't know wh…(113 words)
ToshiATea Shinkansen Bullet Train Green tea Tokyo Train
Go to Harajuku! Also available at many food courts
When you say crepe in Japan, it's basically a type of sweets or desserts. Crepe itself is not much different from ones in other countries, but its fillings are whip cream, ice cream, chocolate, fruit... so sweet and wild.They are originally from Harajuku, Tokyo, and you can easily find them in …(86 words)
You can go online
For concert and theater tickets, I usually buy them online. Most ticket outlets has their own sites, and try using eplus ( http://eplus.jp ) for their large selection among these.The challenges with these sites are (i) they are only available in Japanese, and (ii) they require registration to m…(124 words)
ToshiATicket Event Concert Lawson
Denny's here is better than those in the U.S.
I like Denny's, and in my opinion, they are better than Denny's restaurants in the U.S. At least, it serves nicer lunch and dinner menus. On the other hand, they don't serve breakfast outside of morning hours.http://www.dennys.co.jp/(43 words)
Tokyo Metropolitan Gym
Tokyo Metropolitan Gym has one of the biggest pools in Tokyo area, and I'd recommend it for any athletic swimmers. It has 50-meter and 25-meter pools. Also, It's conveniently located near Sendagaya-station on JR Chuo line.http://www.tef.or.jp/tmg/en_pool_top.jsp(46 words)
ToshiATokyo Swimming Gym