ASEAN Mori Sunshower Tokyo

Hey, I’m Justin. I live in Tokyo and IKIMASHO! is the digital home to all my writing and photography from Japan and across SE Asia.

It was nominated for Wanderlust’s Travel Blog of the Year – and the Japanese National Tourist Organisation recently added it to its list of ‘Great Japan Sources’ alongside Lonely Planet.

I am also the Tokyo correspondent for DAZED.

IKIMASHO! is my own spelling of “LET’S GO!” in Japanese, and pretty much sums up my approach to life. After all, you don’t get anywhere standing still.

Nice to meet you, hope you like the site.

Take a look at my published work 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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