Hi, I’m Justin. Originally from a small town in Northern Ireland, I’ve been in and out of Asia for the last 20 years, and living in Tokyo for the past ten. IKIMASHO focuses on the quieter, gentler side of life: featuring beautiful suburban scenes and luxury boutique hotels from both Japan and across SE Asia. I hope you enjoy this little slice of daily life, showcasing the city I now call home.

If you are a luxury hotel brand and wish to be featured on IKIMASHO, please contact us via our Facebook page. Past collaborations can be found here.

Justin / IKIMASHO!


  1. Hey man, are you interested in giving two aussies a tour of Tokyo Street art – best places – this saturday 🙂 If so, contact me please! via my wordpress or email c3146004@gmail.com. We have been living in Tokyo since Jan and seen lots of stickers as your know. but if u see big spraypainted ones we wanna go there too.


  2. Hi Justin.

    Nice work. Very usefull.
    Please let us know the Izakaya name in your publication : the secret’s out: ¥30 beers in tokyo.

    All the best,


  3. Hello Shin! I’m so sorry for the delay in my reply. The Izakaya name is Medaka and the sign is written in hiragana (めだか). I think the beer price is 110 now, but still super cheap!
    Address: 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-3-6
    English: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-3-6

  4. Emmi

    Great posts! 🙂 I would love to link your post about Lake Toba in our new upcoming hotel websites of Mas Cottages. Looking for reply for collaboration 🙂
    Best, Emmi

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