|SOHO Asakusa: You'll
be very pleased with SOHO Asakusa, our newest hotel property, convienently located
within walking distance of several popular tourist sites, and with
easy access to major subway and train lines. <Learn more...>
|Room Rates: Our room rates are consistently the best bargain for weekly hotel stays in the Tokyo area. <Learn more...>
|Reservations: Use our easy online form to reserve the best room for your stay in Tokyo. <Learn more...>
|Local Attractions: Tokyo
is full of things to do and great places to see. Use our hotel as your
base of operations for a memorable Tokyo experience. <Learn more...>
|Location/Access: SOHO Asakusa is convienently located within easy walking distance of major train and subway lines. <Learn more...>
|Staff and Services: Our
expert staff specializes in providing accommodations to the foreign
community in Japan. Many of our staff members are fluent in English,
Estonian, Japanese, and other languages. <Learn more....>
Want to know how to get around in Tokyo, find medical care and
services, locate restaurant guides or English language books, or find a
job? <Learn more....>
The website links listed below are either resources that we have found
useful, or have been recommended to us by our clients. We hope that you will
find them useful as well.
Please keep in mind that Tokyo Rent is not
responsible for the content of any of the third party sites. If you know of any
similar resources that would be of interest to foreigners living in Japan, if
any of the links are non-functional, or if you are a webmaster interested in
exchanging links, please let us know by writing to the Tokyo Rent webmaster.
Getting Around - Trains,
Subways, and Buses
Getting Around - Trains, Subways, Buses
Japanese Traffic Guide-
Totally in English - just type in the station (train or subway) that
you'll be departing from, and your destination, then select your preferred
departure time. The site will search it's database and give you a selection of
route choices ranked based on shortest amount of elapsed travel time, fewest
connections, lowest fare, etc.
Similar to the Japanese Traffic Guide, but not quite as easy to use.
Allows you to enter the station names and estimated departure time, then returns
a selection of routes and fares.
East Japan Railway information including tickets, access, rail
passes, major station layouts, and a pdf format English map of all the lines and
Basic Survival Skills
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs English language website with
detailed information on obtaining your visa, plus a detailed FAQ section.
Gateway to all Japanese information - includes links to numerous
informational sites covering different aspects of Japanese life, culture,
economy, and business.
Japan Post Office English language website - provides helpful
information on postal codes, EMS package tracking and tracing, delivery times,
service hours, shipping costs, and stamps.
English language website that explains all the Japan Postal Savings
services and ATMs, including how to deposit and withdraw, borrow money, remit
payments to others, receive salaries and pensions, and international postal
Medical and Dental
Metropolitan Medical Institution Information-
Searchable online database that includes hospitals, doctors, and
clinics in the Tokyo Metro area along with the languages their staff
Pharmacies with English speaking staff
Search criteria include location, closest station, medical
specialty, and language (English, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese,
Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, German, French, or Russian. The interface is very
simple and easy to use.
well known locations around Tokyo that have employees that can communicate in
Tokyo Area Medical Resources
Extensive list of English speaking doctors, dentists, pharmacies,
and other medical resources in the Tokyo Area. The list is maintained by the US
Embassy in Tokyo on their website, but you don't have to register or be a US
citizen to view it.
"Yoga Garden is a
small, independent yoga studio located in Motomachi, Yokohama. We offer yoga in
a supportive, fresh and friendly environment. Our classes are designed for
Food & Drink
OK! - a unique directory that features shops, restaurants,
hotels and other services that have English speaking staff and menus. There are
also discount coupons, special offers, and other promotions.
Tokyo Food Page -
An excellent English language site that covers over 1000 Tokyo and Yokohama
restaurants, guides to Japanese cuisine, recipes, and tours of Japanese markets.
Gourmet Navigator -
Includes restaurants and bars in the Kanto area. You can select restaurants by
location, local train/subway station, or type of cuisine.
Getting Connected -
Associations, Clubs, Organizations
College Women's Association
Founded in 1949, CWAJ is dedicated to promoting higher education
through international cooperation. Membership is open to women of all
nationalities with an interest in education, cross-cultural opportunities, and
Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo -
The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo was founded to promote and
support entrepreneurship in Japan. Since June of 2003, EA-Tokyo has been
holding monthly seminars featuring presentations by top entrepreneurs in Japan.
Dagmusic provides foreign session singers to the top Japanese
television commercial (TV-CM) music production houses in Tokyo.
Employment Service Center for Foreigners-
Service run by the Japanese government to match up foreigners with
available jobs. Website also includes information on visas, unemployment
benefits, health insurance, and other job related issues.
Jobs in Japan-
Active bulletin board type website that includes classified ads for
EFL, ESL, teaching, IT & technology, modeling, acting, and entertainment
News, Books, Magazines
Mainichi Daily News -
Web edition of the
English Mainichi Newspaper. Primarily the same content as the print edition,
plus color photos, videos, and some unique features like the regular WaiWai
The Japan Times
The online version of
Japan's most popular English language newspaper.
The Blue Parrot Bookshop
Over 38,000 used English books, CDs, DVDs, and
magazines await you at our Takadanobaba and Akihabara shops. Open every day.
Buy, sell, and trade.
One of the best used English language bookstores in
the Tokyo area. The selection is great, and the staff is not only helpful,
they're friendly as well. English, Japanese, and Australian spoken.
With more than 35,000
different new, used, and hard-to-find English titles in stock, Good Day Books is the largest used English bookshop
in Tokyo and in Japan.
Language - Teaching, Study
Association for Language Teaching-
Non profit organization focused on improving language teaching and
learning in Japan and overseas. Has nearly 3,000 members in Japan plus members
abroad. Holds regular events, conferences, and publishes materials.
Online service that matches language teachers and students
throughout Japan. Allows teachers to register in the database for free, which is
then searched by prospective students.
Find A Teacher-
Matches up teachers with students that want to study a foreign
language. Teacher registration is free. Students pay the Japanese website a
small fee to be introduced to a foreign teacher.
Teaching English in Japan - teachers in Japan sign up and use the
system free. Students pay a small fee to be matched up with teachers. Many used
by teachers looking for private students, the website also has a small number of
classified ads for English teachers.
SWET - Society of Writers, Editors, and
Tokyo based organization for people involved in writing,
translating, editing, teaching, and research in Japan. Publishes a regular
newsletter, holds monthly meetings, and has an excellent collection of online
articles relating to writing and translating in Japan.
University of Technology Sydney Distance Learning Program-
Affordable distance learning Master of Arts in English Language
Teaching program offered by the University of Technology Sydney.
Study in Japan - Comprehensive Guide-
Resources for students that want to study in Japan. Includes
information on scholarships, admissions, visa requirements and a detailed FAQ.
Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center-
Part of the Japan Student Services Organization, the Tokyo Japanese
Language Education Center focuses on students that what to improve their
Japanese language ability so that they can pursue studies at Japanese
universities or graduate schools.
Sports, Adventure and
Performing Arts Network Japan-
Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, the Performing Arts Network
Japan has become the focal point for English and Japanese language
information on all types of performing arts in Japan including theater, butoh,
music, and other performances.
White water rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, snow boarding,
kayaking - day, weekend, and week long adventures. Fantastic if you want to
escape the crowded city for an exciting adventure in Japan.
Great resource for English language material on the best places to
hike, cycle, surf, golf, scuba dive? Also includes information on where to buy
outdoor camping and sports equipment, recommendations on accommodations and
onsens, transportation availability, and the like.
Ringo - Macintosh User Group-
Apple Macintosh User Group based in Tokyo with extensive support
resources for foreigners.
Tokyo PC Users Group-
Japan's largest English speaking computer club. Holds monthly
meetings in Tokyo, swap meets, special interest news groups, detailed online FAQ
files, and an active support organization.
Tokyo Linux Users
Tokyo based club and message board for Linux users. Holds regular
monthly meetings. Website includes extensive information on setting up Linux in
a Japanese environment.
Computer Pro Shop for Foreign Residents offering overseas models
with international warranties and operating systems. Located in Ebisu and
Other websites that you might find interesting and useful-
Study Abroad Enquiry Service -
Hyperstudy.com - use our free college admissions, Study Abroad, Language
Schools, Internships and ESL enquiry service. Get fast and direct responses from
over 200 Universities, Language Schools and Colleges.
Free Volunteer Guide in Tokyo
All-Directory and this site is
listed under Japan
All-List Directory and this site is
listed under Japan
Company-List Business Directory and
this site is listed under Apartments
Web Directory by EZList and this site is
listed under Japan
Online Directory by Guide-Pro and this
site is listed under Japan
List-Direct.Com Directory and this
site is listed under Japan
Yellow Pages by List-Nation and this
site is listed under Apartments
ListNation Web Directory and this
site is listed under Residential
ListSite.Net Directory and this site is
listed under Residential
Web Directory by MegaCatalog and
this site is listed under Real
Estate Rental Service
Premium Online Directory and
this site is listed under Apartments
Travel Catalog & Directory and
this site is listed under Asia