About Wander Tokyo

About Wander Tokyo

Thank you for visiting Wander Tokyo, a travel, life, and culture site about Japan.

In the articles on the Wander Tokyo website, you can find advice, recommendations and information about travel, life, work, study, and culture in Japan, particularly Tokyo, not readily available in English.

Feel free to write me with any questions or comments at:

admin (at) wandertokyo (dot) com


Original Images

Many of the images on this website were taken and processed by me. I retain all copyright for these images. Therefore, please e-mail me for permission to use any of these images: admin (at) wandertokyo (dot) com


The banner image and logo on the Facebook site are created by me. The map of Japan is modified from a public domain image on Wikimedia commons. Feel free to use the logo or banner when linking to Wander Tokyo.

Creative Commons

Many other images are Creative Commons-licensed content from Flickr. This blog always credits the photographer/designer under the image. The image will also have a link to the photographer’s website. Please support the artist by clicking on their photo to see their Flickr account or webpage.

If any of the images are yours and you would like the name credited to be changed or the image to be taken down, please e-mail me at: admin (at) wandertokyo (dot) com


Due to issues with spam, all comments are moderated. This means your comment may take a few days to appear.

Please also note that comments are turned off on some posts. This is generally because bots have tried to post a large amount of spam to these these posts.

If you have questions regarding posts with comments turned off, feel free to e-mail me at: admin (at) wandertokyo (dot) com


Sponsored Posts

In some cases, this blog does accept sponsored posts (meaning either money was received for posting an article or something was received for free / reduced price in exchange for an article).

However, I try my best to write balanced reviews and will not accept a sponsorship if I do not think I will like or support a product.

In addition, these articles will clearly be marked as sponsored.


This blog may also contain banner ads, etc. Generally, these will be:

  • Partnership ads for programs or products I recommend (for which I receive a percentage of the sales)
  • Algorithmically determined ad program (such as Google Adsense, which generally pays based on clicks)

If you see any inappropriate ads, please let me know at admin (at) wandertokyo (dot) com.

7 thoughts on “About Wander Tokyo

  1. Inoss says:

    This is a really nice blog. Right now I help Navigate Nagasaki and Nagasaki Wellness to develop a program to make Nagasaki English-friendly. I went through your blog and website and I would be grateful if you could help spread our project.

    Kind regards,

  2. Thomas Freeman says:

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    We represent a large number of clients who operate in dozens of online markets including shopping, fashion, tech, DIY, finance, crafts, travel, cars, food and more. We are currently looking for guest or sponsored post opportunities on their behalf. Is this something you would be interested in?

    If so, would you mind telling me how much you normally charge for a post on your site?

    Usually, we would write the article on a topic related to both yours and our clients websites, at around 300-500 words long with one link to our clients website contained within. However, we’re more than happy if you would prefer to write the article yourself, as well as changing the word count to whatever suits you best.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

  3. Franklin H. Perez says:


    It so great to find info about one of the greatest bug on Earth! I love rhino beetles. I grew up with them in small town called, Yaguate in the Dominican Republic (the Caribbean).
    You may find some imagitive story about these lovely creatures interesting that I’ve written about them on my website. I just finished my children’s book (ages, 8-10) about them, it’s called, “The Adventures of the Rhino Beetles.” I sent it to my editor. I strongly believe the book should be out this year. Thank you.

    I love my rhino beetles!!!


    Franklin H. Perez

  4. Leon says:

    First of all, thanks for “WanderTokyo”!
    I have a question.
    Can I (as a foreigner and, of course, a non-resident) get credit in some of Japanese banks?
    I’m interested in this only because I want to minimize interest rate.

    1. L. says:

      Hi Leon,
      Thanks! I haven’t had much chance to write recently, but look out for a new post in late August.

      You’ll definitely want to chat with a bank directly about that. I know a lot of banks have policies against opening bank accounts for nonresidents, so nonresident status is probably more of a hurdle for banking/loans/credit/investing in Japan than being non-Japanese.

      Also, the majority of banks do business mostly in Japanese, so that could be a second hurdle depending on your Japanese level/access to someone who speaks Japanese.
      You might want to start with Shinsei, which has a reputation for being foreigner friendly. I’ve been pretty happy with UFJ, which seems to have lots of services and has both a Japanese and Global website, but I’m not sure what they offer beyond regular bank accounts.

      Good luck!

    1. L. says:

      Hi NyNy,

      Thanks for your kind comment!
      I’ll definitely check out your post. Take care.


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