As a foreign student, it is an advantage to get to learn and experience Tokyo profoundly. However, Tokyo’s lifestyle is varied depended on who you are and where you live. Luckily, I live out side of Tokyo thus the cost of living is much cheaper than living in Tokyo. However, I occured to me while I was walking around town that how Japanese beat the rough lifestyle of Tokyo and still live on happily. Then, I think I have found one of the answer. Around Tokyo, there are many low-cost supermarket, wholesale store and discount store like Takeya, multi-building complex malls located near Ueno. There, I find everything that is essencial for daily life as well as brandname products. In addition, the products’ quality is decent and price is reasonably cheaper than a regular mall. Thus, I have no wonder why Takeya attracts many local as well as foreigners.
Nevertheless, not only to be able to manage the living expense, Japanese also have free time to spend with their family, travel and enjoy the companions to do some activities. Inside the big city, there is always positive and negative points, even though there are many skyscrapers inTokyo, there are also spaces for public parks, children’s play parks, shrines and temple where Japanese can enjoy having the quality time with family.
However, I have never seen or experience much of negative side of Tokyo, the good experiences I had so far have changed my opinion and attitude about Tokyo alot. Eventually, the more I get to know Tokyo, the more I love this city. To me, this journey is life time experience that I will never forget.
My pasta lunch at Agora near Takeya, lunch Agora’s Dinner Menu
with salad and drink is only 880 Yen Healthy and Delicious
Small shrine at public park near Agora Restaurant, Okashimachi
Happy girl and her mother at the park
Another one of my favorite Japanese traditional sweet, “Taiyaki” 2 for 100 yen, cheap and yummy
It’s getting warmer and warmer lately. I like wearing ethnic accessories and clothes in summer season : ) When I strolled in Kitijyoji area,I called by my favorite Asian variety shop “Titi Caca” which sold many kinds of ethnic things from Southeast Asian countries and everythings were very cute and cheap! I bought some rings and necklace and when I was lined the cash desk,I heard a very cute song in the shop. It was nursery song and sung by child in English.I ask a shop clark about the song and they sold the CD.Of course,I bought it! There was also a very cute picture book with CD.I listened to the songs again and again at home.It made me so confortanble and mild.I became more and more a big fan of Titi Caca : )
I went to french restaurant with my friend it called “La Brasserie de l’Institut” which is near to Iidabashi station. It’s next to a french school and very popular so before you go there you should make a reservation. It was rainy day but if it’s sunny, you can take a table outside. They have a nice garden.
We really enjoyed their food because we didn’t have to be so formal but the atmosphere is wonderful! I loved it so much.
Next time, I want to take a table outside.
We ordered a course menu which has starter, main dish, dessert and drink. It has a quite large quantity of dishes for me but It wasn’t a problem at all.
The picture on the left side is a starter which I chose(salad with some liver on the top and steamed chicken).
After the lunch we hanged out around Jiyugaoka station. There are many lovely shops.
Then we went to “Sweets forest”. I heard of that name but I hadn’t been there. There are 6 sweets shops in the one area, just choose whatever you want, take a seat and eat : ) It’s like a Heaven!!
But you have to care of yourself, too much eat sweets is not good. I
wanted have more but I tried not to eat another.
I ate a fruits tarte, first and for 2nd , I had ice cream with orange and bitter cookies plus walnuts and graham cookies, and what’s more, there is a waffle under the ice cream. It was fantastic ; )
I will go there again in near future.
I think my stomach is tired now, I have to give it some rest.
飯田橋駅の近くにあるフランス料理のレストランに友達と行きました。フランス語学校の隣にあるレストランで”La Brasserie de l’Institut”というお店です。とても人気があるようで、予約をした方が安心です。晴れていれば外の素敵な庭で食事が可能です。かしこまり過ぎず、リラックスした雰囲気なのでとても楽しく食事ができました。コースの前菜の料理からボリュームがあり、とても満足できました。
The Sanja Matsuri counted by one of the Edo three major festivals boils Asakusa people’s bloods as a roughness festival of the Edo the greatest, and gathers one million tourists or more now every year. The emotion of the downtown and shouldering person’s heat pile up the atmosphere of the festival, the foreigner also participates in portable shrine Cats at the same time as being known to the Japanese whole country as Hana in Edo recently, and it is popular as a global festival.