I pass this “#1 Shabu-Shabu” joint on the way to school every morning. Not sure what connection the buff dude with the Elvis ‘do has with all-you-can-eat hotpot, but for less than ¥2000, perpetually meat-starved students can gorge themselves for 90 minutes on all the protein they can shovel in.
Read a novel set in Tokyo
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!