Hi there, i’m becky.

I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. I first decided to start my journey to Japan when an English teaching school came to a career fair at my university advertising “one year of adventure” teaching abroad in Japan.


Although I had never thought about living in Japan, didn’t speak the language, and didn’t know a single person in the country, I decided to take the risk and head off to the Far East (let’s just say my family was not too pleased initially!).

Ten years later and I am still in love with this fascinating city and its many pleasures, complexities, and hidden delights. I am excited to introduce more about Tokyo to you through this blog along with my travels around Japan and beyond. Are you ready to learn more about Tokyo and Japan? Follow me!

Love, Tokyo Becky

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