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Map of Tokyo & Yokohama

Popular area’s map of Tokyo and Yokohama, published in the booklet version. Click to enlarge.

Acacia

Acacia was founded in 1963 in Shinjuku with its signature dish, cabbage roll stew stuffed with minced meat, and it is still located just few minute walk from Shinjuku Station, right by the Shinjuku Alta. Its cabbage roll is fully

Oakwood Tokyo International School

At Oakwood TIS, we believe in exceptional, affordable education. Our Oakwood TIS preschool program offers a fun learning experience for children ages 2.5 to 6 years old. Our purpose is to inspire mindfulness and ownership of learning through creative and

Restaurant KIHACHI

French and Italian cuisine that brings out the best in flavor of ingredients in original ways.

Mt. Fuji On-The-Rocks Glass, Sakura Premium (Edo Glass&Kiriko)

Takadanobaba Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

Located at Takadanobaba, easily accessible from everywhere in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. The clinic takes full responsibility for the care of your skin problems, from diagnosis to medical and surgical treatment.

Shinjuku Takano/ Takano Fruit Parlor

Café established by the fruit store with the history of 135 years, that specializes in desserts made from well-selected fruits. The fruits used at Takano represent the blessing of nature, savor of fruit itself, and the roles fruit play in

Blanc Rouge

Featuring the finest in French cuisine, Blanc Rouge offers a menu full of your favorite French dishes, with modern twists. The Wine Cellar houses 1,000 bottles of selected wines from the winery regions of Eastern Japan and around the globe.

Ministry of Justice’s human rights bodies offers free counseling services to foreign residents

Have you ever experienced discrimination because of your race or nationality, in your local community or workplace? Examples include being refused a rental property or store service on grounds of nationality, or one’s children experiencing bullying at school. With the

DHC

DHC is a well-known beauty brand in Japan, exploring the effectiveness of natural ingredients on the skin. DHC continues to be popular in Japan by introducing original products and keeping up standards. Besides cosmetics, it offers a wide range of

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art

The Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art opened in April 2003 on the 4th floor of what is now the Panasonic Tokyo Shiodome Building. The Museum is home to a collection of almost 240 works by French artist Georges Rouault (1871-1958),

Tokyo International Progressive School

TIPS is an international school for grades 4 – 12 that provides alternative education for students with mild learning differences with academic, emotional and/or social challenges. Founded in 2000, TIPS is proud of the expertise of our staff and the

Komazawa Park International School

KPIS is a private co-educational international preschool for children from the age of 18 months up to 6 years. They offer a rich, educational experience that is child-centered and play-based, with a unique combination of exploration and discovery in the

Kodomo Edu International School

The Kodomo Edu International School believes that every child is overflowing with potential. When children are provided with a beautiful environment and rich materials, the possiblities are endless. Here children are encouraged to develop their curiosity and to look for

“SHINJUKU” Did you know?

This time we will introduce you a very popular city in Tokyo, “Shinjuku” along with characteristic figures and pictures. Viewing the city with figures paves the way to see the unique side of the city, which you won’t be able

New style of owning car – Subscription services by Norel

Advantages of owning car in Japan If you decide to live in Japan, you will need to extend your trip around Japan, where the world’s most famous tourist spots are gathered. Many tourist spots in Japan are attractive because they

Summerhill International School – IB PYP EXHIBITION

Summerhill International School employs an education program based on the IB Primary Years Program. Here you can see moments from an “exhibition” where children present the results of their work within the program. Last year, Summerhill International School received accreditation

A new method of learning – Manai Institute of Science and Technology

With the coming of an increasingly AI-dependent society, education must adapt to provide the skills young people will require, not to merely be part of an existing framework, but to forge a path into the unknown. It is in that

Izu Peninsula

Izu Peninsula is a resort area famous for hot springs, coastlines, and scenic views. The eastern side is home to the cities of Atami, Ito and Shimoda. Its proximity and train connection to Tokyo makes it a popular weekend getaway.

Household Appliance Commands

Home Appliance Settings The famous washlet has its place in advanced household appliances along with others, but you can’t read what it says, and it’s risky to try out all the buttons without further confusion. To help, the following is

Summerhill International School Summer Program 2019

For Tokyo parents worried about what to do with the kids over summer break, Summerhill International School presents its Summer program 2019! A summer day program taking place for six weeks from mid-June to late July, Summer Program 2019 will

Leaving house for a while

Going away for a while? Here are some tips and points for when you will be leaving your home, so that you can leave comfortably and stress free. Contact information and postage procedures Provide your building’s management company with emergency

Gold Salon Tokyo – The importance of communication

Howard Lee Regner, Artistic Director of Gold Salon Tokyo, tells us about the philosophy behind his business and some of the things expats/visitors should be wary of when looking for a hairdresser in Japan. How did Gold Salon come about?

Mexican Dining and Catering

Having a party? Tired of the same flavors all the time? Why not try Mexican food? Guzman y Gomez (GYG)caters to and serves easy to eat Mexican food for parties and large group events. GYG’s concept is to share, as

Japanese Food

Here are some common Japanese food descriptions that will help you dine in Japan with more ease. Sushi and Sashimi is raw fish served only with soy sauce and wasabi (Japanese horseradish). is raw fish, vegetables or other items served

Pizzeria Ristorante Sorriso

Experience Italian cuisine in a lively, friendly environment. As the “pizzeria” in the name suggests, customers can also enjoy authentic pizza, one of the restaurants specialties.

Eating Out

Japan may have a reputation for being an expensive country, but you will find that there is a wide range of options where it comes to restaurants and food stands, and eating well doesn’t have to cost a lot. Below

Ambassador Dental Office Tokyo

Located across from the ANA Intercontinental Hotel, Ambassador Dental Office is run by Dr. Kojima, who has practiced in the US and licensed both there and here in Japan.

Guzman y Gomez

Guzman y Gomez (GYG) is an Australian-born Mexican diner that serves authentic burritos, tacos, nachos and more. Foods prepared from fresh ingredients and use spices from Mexico. Event catering service available, includes corporate orders, delivery, booth set up, outside catering.

Nezu Museum

Established in 1940, Nezu Museum houses a private collection of approx. 7400 pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art. The collection comprises of renowned paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, lacquerware and metalwork. The collection also includes Chinese bronzes of the Shang

Tokyo Bay International School

Empowering Students to be Smart and Successful Global Citizens Located in the heart of Tokyo’s eastern “shitamachi” area, Tokyo Bay International School offers families a progressive international education at affordable rates. The school works to ensure an inclusive environment where

International Food & Drink

Japan has a wide selection of foodstuffs available at its convenience stores and supermarkets, including many products of international origin. However, many expats in Japan find themselves missing certain items from home that just aren’t sold at the average supermarket.

Sanno Hospital

Tokyo International Dental Clinic Roppongi

Knowledgeable dentists provide precise diagnoses and treatment, supporting your oral health.

Yokohama Museum of Art

Located at the center of Minatomirai, collecting and showing modern and contemporary are created since the late 19th century.

St. Luke’s International Hospital
Recommended

St. Luke’s International Hospital has been offering high quality healthcare to Japan’s international community since 1902. The hospital consists of more than 40 departments with an emergency center operating 24/7. Physicians are well experienced with patients of various nationalities, and

IUHW Mita Hospital

Kitahara International Hospital

UniGroup Worldwide Moving

Provides stress-free and satisfactory moving experience globally. Specializes in relocating household goods and commodities, such as precious household goods, cherished pets, and even items such as pianos and vehicles, domestically and internationally.

Tokyo Bay International School

TBIS is a Cambridge accredited K-G5 co-ed school providing child centered education. The school will gradually accommodate students until Grade 12. The classrooms are spacious, hi-tech, and well equipped with modern facilities including robotics and coding labs. It provides extracurricular

Kids World

Kids World believes in the limitless potential of children. Through cultivating dynamic creativity, they aim to promote a positive future for all. Children from diverse backgrounds can grow alongside each other, to promote the development of a fertile international world.

Aoyama International Education Institute

From everyday conversation to business Japanese and JLPT prep, AIEI offers Japanese education suited to learners’ needs based on 30 years of teaching experience. For adults to learn a new language, it’s important to dedicate a specific amount of time

Japanese Airlines and Airports

Airlines Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are the two largest Japanese airlines, operating both domestic and international routes. In recent years, a number of LCCs (low-cost carriers) including Skymark, Peach and Jetstar, have begun operating routes within

American Clinic Tokyo

American Clinic Tokyo is an American-style practice founded in 1954. Serving the English speaking community for 60 years. Located adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in Akasaka, Tokyo.

Seasonal Food – Autumn

Seasonality is an important aspect of Japanese culture, and in no area does it play a greater role than in the world of food and drink. The concept of “shun” (旬) refers to ingredients that are at their seasonal best,

ABC International School

Aoba-Japan International School

Aoba-Japan International School is a K-12 school that is IB PYP and DP accredited. AJIS is rich in Japanese culture throughout the school, and is also proud to be a “real international school” as they are not affiliated with any

Club360 – Physiotherapy & Sports Massage

Club 360 is Tokyo’s premier physiotherapy and multidisciplinary practice. Club 360 seeks to find and correct the root cause of your problem to provide long-term pain relief and a preservation of the lifestyle you enjoy. Their highly qualified therapists liaise with a

ai International School

This is a preschool and kindergarten where children learn to respect differences and develop borderless friendships through an international atmosphere in the classrooms and during activities. As children experience many new things at their first school, they make it their

Ayla International School

Ayla International School is a one of a kind boutique preschool. It is located in front of Donguri Park, where children spend most of their time playing and exploring. The school focuses mainly on art, music and nature. Ayla method

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