Home > Life in Japan > Features
  print button email button

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003


Where do you feel most comfortable?

News photo

Robert Duncan
Finance, 25

Matsue city in Shimane. I lived there for a year and fell in love with the place. It has a small population and long winters. I go back for cherry blossom viewing and the Dogyoretsu festival in November.

News photo

Grant Fathie
Broker, 30

Hamamatsu City; because it's very scenic, by the water and has lots of culture. They've also got a nice nightclub out there. Even 60 and 70-year-olds dance to trance, or try to.

News photo

Keiko Otsuka
Mother, 39

I like to spend time with my family at Ebisu Garden place. It's safe, I can have coffee and the kids can play. I can relax and shop.

News photo

Glen Fraser
Venture Capitalist, 41

Fujiya Hotel in Hakone. I like the history behind it. Charlie Chaplin and the Emperor have stayed there. It's a mix between what Japanese thought Western accommodation was like and what Westerners thought Japanese accommodation was like.

News photo

Ryoko Akiyama
Human Resources, 47

Tokyo, especially Yoyogi Uehara, where I live, because there are lots of nice restaurants. It's quiet and convenient. I like a new Japanese restaurant named Au, but we've only been there a couple of times.

News photo

Natalya MacGiver
English Teacher, 23

Ikebukero. I work in Harajuku and I miss the dirt and grime of my mother country. I like the dirt and grime and cheapness there. And the lack of pretension.

Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.