Welcome to "Hayadayama Life"

Oka, the webmaster of this site, is a Japanese male coming from a suburban city of Tokyo. For further information, please click the button below right.

About this site

This site is made for purely non-commercial purposes. The webmaster made his first Japan-related internet site between 1996 and 1999 and a part of the contents can still be seen in the archive:
Japan as it is - banner

"Hamadayama Life" started in 2004 in order to up-to-date the old information contained in "Japan as it is" as well as to take up new topics which had not been handeled by the archived version. Emphasis is put on my daily life centered on Hamadayama, Suginami-Ward, Tokyo. After returnng home from more than three years stay in abroad, I restarted "Hamadayama Life" in April 2015.

This site is adjusted to Google Chrom 89.0.4389.114, Microsoft Edge 89.0.774.68 and Firefox 87.0.

What's new
There are 220 essays in total.
The latest ones are listed here.
May 2021 -1 (220)
April 2021 -1 (219)
March 2021 -1 (218)
June 2016 -1 (217)
November 2015 -1 (216)
October 2015 -1 (215)
  • 10.06.2015 - Naoto and his country life as a rice farmer
June 2015 -1 (214)
  • 06.01.2015 - Itakura - - adventurous life of a class mate from primary school
May 2015 -1 (213)
  • 05.11.2015 - Minami-Kaikisen - boutique hotel with excellent kitchen and music
April 2015 -1 (212)
    My first essay after resumption of "Hamadayama Life".
  • 04.20.2015 - Sakura - what I missed most away from Japan