Noriko lives in Komae, in the Western section of Tokyo metropolis. It is, she tells us, a very safe, green and peaceful part of Tokyo, famous for its movie studios and the local and international actors who frequent it.
Noriko tells us about a few of her favourite restaurants, shopping areas, museums and parks, how she spends her weekends and urges visitors to Tokyo to get out into the suburbs to see how Japanese people live.
So whether you're planning a visit or just armchair travelling, let this postcard from Tokyo take you away.
Here are some of the places she mentions:
Setagaya Museum, inside Kinuta Park Hanzomon Line(subway) connects to Tokyu Denentoshi line, Yoga Station
Kinuta Park has good season for Sakura viewing(cherry blossom)
Tonkatsu Meal in Seijo
RISE has more than 200 restaurants in the mall, you will find anything
from Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish,
Chinese, Asian Ethnic food.
Food Show market is there, from fresh fish to nice cheese, delicatessen, etc.
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