About this website

A quick note from the author

If you have landed on this website, it means that I have succeeded in taming the Google. It also means that you likely fall into one of the following four categories:

  1. You are thinking about going to Japan / have just arrived in Japan and are freaking out about how to do really basic things, such as ride a train or acquire food.
  2. You have begun life here and are wondering if it’s time to graduate from eating packaged sandwiches from Seven Eleven.
  3. You have gotten the hang of basic survival in Japan and are now seeking something that resembles fun, such as Karaoke or Ancient Egyptian themed love hotels.
  4. You have zero interest in Japanese culture or life and simply want to tick Japan off your bucket list of countries you have visited and made a fool of yourself in.

I myself happen to belong to the third category. Having belonged to this category for a rather long time, I decided that it might be a good idea to a) share some of the useless knowledge that I have accumulated over the years and b) challenge myself to try new things and post endless selfies of myself doing them on social media so that other people feel like their lives are less exciting than mine.

In any case, I intend for the information on this website to be of some use to you, no matter what category you might find yourself in. I will make a conscious effort not to overwhelm you or make you feel stupid with big scary Japanese words, and will try to keep my jaded sarcasm at a level that doesn’t kill your enthusiasm for whatever it is you happen to have just made the effort to Google.

I’m a lot friendlier over email, so please drop me a line if you have any questions.