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
In less than 15 minutes, you’ll discover how to:
- summon a waiter
- apologise for running into someone
- say a simple thank you
- choose and use a phrasebook
- deciper Italian, French, other western menus
- take advantage of plastic food displays
- prepare quick meals with instant food and deli items
- read 6 key kanji on food packages
- save money by buying Japanese goods
- puzzle out cleaning products
- shop for American and European foods
- satisfy your midnight-snack cravings
- pay your utility bills
- combine shopping and entertainment at a 100 yen store
- see four movies for the price of 1
- tell whether a movie is subtitled or dubbed in Japanese
- find English language books and magazines
- love your train station
- buy a train or subway ticket
- use a Passnet card to transfer from subways to trains
- what to do when the wicket chimes
- read a Tokyo address
- …and more
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Tokyo Visitor’s Survival Guide
Just visiting? Here’s some general information on how to navigate Tokyo’s restaurants and attractions.
- getting from here to there
- buying tickets
- shoes and other mysteries
- eating out
- Kristen’s favorite attractions
- surviving illiteracy
Interesting places to visit in Tokyo.
Hello Tokyo Resources
Restaurants and Food