Winter is almost here!

Winter is arriving… which means lovely snow up in the mountains and winter food will be back in restaurants! Whether you are looking to carb load, protein load, fat load or simply looking for cheap & good food – check this out: One of my favourite dishes, Sukiyaki – commonly found in restaurant chains like…

Don Quijote

Have some spare time to burn? Looking for souvenirs? Looking for discounted items? Looking for food/drinks? Beauty products? Bicycles? Toys? Costumes? (the list goes on…) Don Quijote (pronounced Don Ki Hot Teh) is a one stop shop where you can get things from clothes to food to bicycles. The price is pretty competitive, too. Some…

Sim Card for Gaijins

One of the early challenges for gaijins in Tokyo is to find a sim card for your phone. Many mobile service providers require your phone to have a Japanese compliance symbol  displayed on the phone itself or within the operating system of your phone. Unfortunately, majority of the phones from overseas do not have this symbol…