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3 Months Living In Tokyo: My Recommendations!

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It was worth every hard earned penny, an experience like no other. These are 9 of my favorite spots I recommend while living in Tokyo.

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What an incredible city! I doubt there is any place on earth being able to beat Tokyo on the grounds of entertainment.

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It takes a lot of effort trying to entertain 34 million people in one city. During my stay I managed to collect quite some tips for other people interested coming to Tokyo.

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I visited quite some location during my stay in Tokyo: Babershop - Hair Dimension in Aoyama, Barbershop - Oasis in Harajuku, Tokyo, Sushi Mamire in Shinjuku, Tokyo where I became good friends with the owner.

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I will try to summarize some of the events I have been to, which can be seen in the pictures: Comiket at Tokyo Big Sight - the world's largest comic book fair - where was also wearing my Cloud Strife cosplay outfit, the Sunshine Building in Ikebukuro, shopping in Shibuya, a Drupal conference in Tokyo, the Tsukiji fish market at 7am for some amazing fresh fish and bar hopping in Kabukicho, Roppongi Hills.

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I also visited; the Dutch embassy in Tokyo and going for drinks with my Canadian friend Dave at Kirin City in Ginza.

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The Tokyo lifestyle isn't for everyone though, it is very fast and full of energy.

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The Tokyo nightlife is definitely my favorite in the world. The selection of clubs and bars is mind-boggling. From R&B and hiphop clubs to Eurobeat, Techno & Trance to J-Pop.

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Some of the nightclubs I really enjoying where: Club Camelot @ Shibuya, Club ATOM @ Shibuya, Studio M's @ Kabukicho and Club Motown.

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I learned many new Japanese words during my stay and kept a list of the ones I used most often. Also, some random funny ones because you never know in what kind of situation you end up.

I created a mini dictionary:

  • おどり = dancing / to dance
  • よっぱら = drunk
  • 注意のドアの電車駅 = train door warning
  • これから何ですか = what is this?
  • 音楽 = music
  • ジャックコーラ = Jack Daniels + cola
  • テネシーサンライズ = Tennessee Sunrise 
  • クランベリー = cranberry
  • ジャックモヒート = Jack Mojito
  • ジャック = Jack (Daniels)
  • ピッザ = pizza
  • ピッザはおいしいかったです = pizza was delicious
  • 新橋 = shimbashi
  • 目黒 = meguro
  • 代々木 = yoyogi
  • 新幹線 = shinkansen
  • おさら = a plate (for food)
  • おもちかえり - to go (food to go, or coffee to go)
  • 玉子 = tamago sushi
  • かんこう = sightseeing
  • おまもり = necklage
  • カーフェ = cafe
  • くうこう = Airport
  • もまなく = upcoming / next
  • おみやげ = present
  • 本日 = (honjitsu) today
  • 曇り (kumori) = cloudy
  • できた (dekita) = ready
  • さんかく = triangle
  • まる = circle
  • ちかい (chikai) = near / closeby
  • つかれた (tsukareta) = tired
  • 仕事 (shigoto) = work
  • じょうす (jousu) = good at something
  • 会社 (kaisha) = company
  • 眺め (nagame) view
  • 新しい Atarashi - new
  • 国立競技場駅 = kokuritsu kyogijo station
  • まったあとで (matta atode) = one sec / wait a sec
  • スイミングプール = swimming pool
  • なま = sort of sushi

This little dictionary saved me on numerous occasions. Nothing beats learning perfect Japanese but this will hopefully help someone out there a little bit on their way.

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