Hello Tokyo

Hello Tokyo Tips

Practical hints on settling in and enjoying life in Tokyo.

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Hello Tokyo region-free DVD-R  NTSC, 14 minutes, 6 chapters, jewel case packaging

Puzzles of Daily Life

Life can be confusing as a functional illiterate; let me help you figure things out fast. Puzzles of Daily Life is a 14 minute video shot on location in train stations, shops, and on the streets--the perfect thing to give you a glimpse of sights and sounds of real-life Tokyo.

Clips from Hello Tokyo

title sequence
Hello Tokyo

0'46" .mov (6.2 MB)

chapter 1
Figuring Out a Few Words

1'58" .mp4 (1.2 MB)

chapter 4

1'12" .mp4 (923 KB)

In less than 15 minutes, you'll discover how to:

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Appearances & Media
Design Festa vol 18 interview
Design Festa 18 video interview

Tokyo Visitor's Survival Guide

Just visiting? Here's some general information on how to navigate Tokyo's restaurants and attractions.

Interesting places to visit in Tokyo.

Hello Tokyo Resources

Indispensible Phrases

Restaurants and Food


  • Mitsukoshi - department store featured in video (Japanese)
  • Seiyu - train company owned department store featured in video (Japanese)
  • Isetan - department store with 'foreign customer service'
  • Tengu Natural Foods - organic foods with home delivery
  • Foreign Buyers Club - imported groceries and more delivered to your door.


Getting Around


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