All posts tagged "City Life"

  • Book-themed lounging room for rent by the hour, now open for business

    Inspired by Book and Bed hotel that opened last year in Tokyo, Tsutaya Book Apartment launches a similar  book-themed relaxation space in Shinjuku Dec. 6 (Wed). Tsutaya Book Apartment is a book-themed lounging room located on the...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Kagurazaka, a charming mix of French and Japanese culture

    Head for the slopes and alleys of Kagurazaka for a French-flavoured outing. The little enclave of narrow streets and bistros nestled on the slope might not quite be Montmartre but with its narrow alleyways from old Edo...

    • Posted October 26, 2017
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  • Registering a Bicycle in Tokyo

    Urban commuting has never been easier – thanks to the mighty bicycle that has been around for over 200 years. Over fifty percent of Tokyo moms rely every single day on a ‘mama chari’ (the Japanese term...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • What to look out for when buying a mom bike in Tokyo

    When it comes to Tokyo living, the most important purchase for most families is a bicycle. Buying a bicycle requires knowing what to look out for says Liz, a 28-year old Tokyo mom who was disappointed when...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Gearing up for the Natsu Matsuri

    Gearing up for the natsu matsuri.

    • Posted June 2, 2017
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  • Our Family Routine: Exploring Japanese Architecture

    See the city at its best and enjoy a great day out with your family through a visit to these architectural marvels.

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Jeremiah D. Welsh Talks Art

    The natural world is an ostensibly simple one. Its beauty, however, is deeply rooted in its complexity. This is the concept that fascinates artist Jeremiah Welsh. A new Tokyo resident, the Connecticut native encapsulates his unique outlook...

    • Posted May 4, 2013
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  • Life skills taught at Kidzania

    All parents have hopes for their children’s future. You can see the glint in Mum’s eye as she watches her little girl don a stethoscope and white coat. Who wouldn’t love to see their child grow up...

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Budget browsing

    So what can one coin buy in these days of global economic meltdown? Plenty! Does a Japanese buck still have any bang left in it? Yes! If you have the time and the eye, you can usually...

    • Posted February 1, 2009
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  • Soul moving: Toriizaka art

    TF talks to Karen Thomas the owner of Toriizaka Art, an innovative salon gallery that shares its premises with her family’s Roppongi home.  Karen first moved to Tokyo in 1992 with her husband Jack and their two...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Arcadia: get your game face on!

    Photo © Elena Derevstova Has fun in the sun become a bit too wild for you, given the rough Tokyo climate? Take advantage of Japan’s exceptional technology, and let video games remedy that. Sure, getting really into...

    • Posted June 30, 2008
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  • One man and his brolly

    Weapon, prop, fashion accessory, and a good umbrella should be treated like an inseparable best friend during this season. It should be one with spokes of unbendable steel, light enough to tote around in a bag or...

    • Posted June 1, 2008
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