If you are serious about getting fit and you are tired of wasting money on gyms, gym equipment then look no further. Mark McDonald will give you the advice and expertise you need and you will be fittest you have ever been. He will offer strength training exercises and nutritional advice.
I found him at the Tokyo American Club.
If you would like to be transported back to ancient Japanese Times then this is the place to go. With beauty, elegance and mystique, you will be taken to a private room and served traditional Japanese cuisine presented with precision and most importantly, impeccable taste.
A beautiful place to go to get a breath of fresh air in Tokyo. It is very peaceful, you will forget that you live in a hectic city. Make sure to visit during 'coming-of-age-day' in Japan when all of the 20 year olds get dolled up in their traditional finery.
I have been going to this clinic since my major back surgery. The therapists are competent and professional. They also truly care about your recovery. I am happy to have found English speaking physical therapists in Japan.
I have been going to this supermarket for over 8 years. It has the largest selection of import food and liquor in Tokyo. Overall, the staff are friendly as well. Unlike National Azabu in Hiro-o, you don't have to fight crowds in a small space to do your weekly 'big shop' because the place is huge.
Deserves more than a one star rating in my opinion. It has all of the qualities of a fine food restaurant; ambiance, decor, service, and the food, the food is spectacular. They use smoked wood chips to grill the scallop and salmon appetizers and it is heavenly. Slicing through the beef tenderloin is like slicing through candy floss...so succulent. It is run by a husband and wife team which adds to its charm and warmth. I will definitely go back again and again.
A tourist trap? I am not sure if I agree. I have lived here for 11 years so I am familiar with Kyoto and other places in Japan. I think that taking a visitor to Asakusa is high on the list. Yes, it isn't a place for a local to frequently visit if it isn't their SHTICK but on the other hand, it is a very energetic, interesting place to take newbies to Japan.
When you first enter the shop, you will be asked to sit down on the leather couches. You are then served a cup of tea. Afterwards, you are taken to the basement where they have several small private rooms. Before your massage, you soak your feet for several minutes. The massages that I have received here have been exceptional. Staff members are professional and courteous. The only negative thing I would have to say is that it is quite time consuming...tea, foot soak, more tea afterwards. Be sure to make room for an extra 30 minutes plus your treatment.
A nice church that gives English mass. It is very crowded on Christmas Eve, so go early. The priests add a nice touch at the end of service which is to ask if there are any new members. He asks people to stand up if they would like in order to tell everyone where they are from. It is wonderful to see people from different parts of the world come to pray.
As for being inspired? If you come to be inspired by the sermons then you will be inspired. If you come for the architecture, then it is indeed an older church.
I concur with the previous reviews about what an awe-inspiring experience it is to visit the fish auction. I also agree that several 'bad apples', most likely visitors to Japan, have ruined it for us locals. I have not been groped by any 'pervy Japanese seamen' though....'Pervy American seamen' but certainly not Japanese ones...they are more scared of non-Japanese women than we are of them and I have lived here for 11 years LOL.
A quaint, cozy restaurant with limited seating capacity. Impeccable service and delicious sashimi and sushi. It is a treat to watch the handsome chef and his apprentice at work while sitting at the counter. A delightful experience.
A wonderful restaurant located in the Ritz Carlton. My husband and I had Teppanyaki and it was delicious. You are able to enjoy sushi and tempura as well. The food is nicely presented and the atmosphere is pleasant. It is a Michelin star 1 restaurant. The service is friendly as well. It is very expensive though.
The place to be if you have an emergent situation. Red Cross is about taking care of people from all around the world. The nurses were professional and caretaking, the doctor was an expert in his field. The only down-side was the nutritionist who was overzealous, even going through my garbage to see what I was eating.