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Umibe-no-kajuen 海辺の果樹園
Nishigawa Flower Park 西川花公園
Sansai 山菜

Ichigo-Daifuku いちご大福

This confectionery is called Ichigo-Daifuku.

いちご大福 Ichigo Daifuku

A Tip for Going to Hot Springs in Japan – Onsen 温泉

Avoid going to the baths that are strongly chlorinated!

Hot spring 温泉

SAKURA-MOCHI さくらもち is a Japanese Traditional Sweet

We often eat Sakura-mochi 桜餅 さくらもち during cherry blossoms season, spring.

Sakuramochi 桜餅 さくらもち

A Food Souvenir TOKYO BANANA 東京ばな奈

This banana cream cake is a recommended souvenir when you leave Tokyo. 

Tokyo Banana

The Cherry Blossoms (SAKURA) Are in Full Bloom

Cherry blossoms are usually at their best from end-March to early April.

Spring March 春 3月
Toritetsu とり鉄

Satisfactory $7 Meal in Tokyo – Eel Bowl うな丼 Unadon

Actually it costs about US$5 (500 yen). Inexpensive and tasty!

Unadon うな丼

A Hostel “CHAPTER TWO TOKYO” in Asakusa 浅草

This new hostel is opened in March 2018, located in a popular sightseeing place Asakusa 浅草 of central Tokyo 東京.

Chapter Two Tokyo
Chicken Restaurant 鳥の王様

Super Inexpensive Beef Restaurant in Tokyo 東京

They offer small size beef steak for 290 yen. Bifuteki ビフテキ

BEEF KITCHEN STAND ビーフキッチンスタンド

Paid Sake 酒 Tasting in Asakusa 浅草 Tokyo 東京

3 kinds of sampler: 1000 yen (including tax)

Paid Sake 酒 tasting in Asakusa 浅草
Ginko Nuts 銀杏 ぎんなん
Craft Beer クラフトビール
Emblem Hostel Nishiarai エンブレムホステル西新井
Replica Food 食品サンプル
Soft roe 白子 Shirako

Supermoon on January 1st – 2nd, 2018

Happy New Year! January 1st – 2nd (morning), 2018 Tonight the Supermoon will be seen in Japan.

Supermoon スーパームーン
Cosplay
Japanese stew/hot pot NABE 鍋

Deep-Fried Breaded Ham (ハムカツ Hamu-Katsu)

Hamu-katsu ハムカツ is good for drinking beer. Many Izakaya (Japanese) style bars offer Hamu-katsu ハムカツ.

Deep-fried breaded ham (ハムカツ Hamu-katsu)
あんかけちゃんぽん Chanpon with starchy soup

Satisfactory $7 Meal in Japan – Many Kinds of Udon うどん of Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺

A udon (noodles) chain restaurant Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺, in Japan offers many kinds of Udon うどん.

揚げだしうどん Agedashi-udon

Addictive Rice Cracker: HAPPYTURN ハッピーターン

This is HAPPYTURN ハッピーターン and a popular Japanese snack which is a kind of rice cracker. It is really good to eat.

Happyturn ハッピーターン

Great Rice Toppings ご飯のおとも Gohan-no-otomo

How to eat rice: In Japan, we sometimes eat without a main dish. We often add some food that matches well with rice.

Noritama のりたま (ふりかけ)

Japanese Green Tea 緑茶

One lesson topic is how to serve Japanese green tea. A high quality green tea is recommended. When you use good tea leaves, you can make a few cups of tea, even up to three cups using the same leaves.

Japanese Green Tea 緑茶

改訂版 “英語でおもてなし・立ち食い・立ち飲み”

お手頃な飲食店を外国人旅行者に英会話で紹介しよう!(東京版) 2017年9月20日 (第2.0版)

英語でおもてなし・立ち食い・立ち飲み
Tokyo Eating Tour 2

Extra Large and Cheap Deep-fried Chicken Bowl から揚げ丼

Hey, hungry boys! It costs only 500 yen. (US$4.44) Many pieces of deep-fried chicken are topped with rice. This shop is located near Akihabara 秋葉原 in Tokyo.

Deep-fried chicken bowl から揚げ丼

Japanese Food Delicacies in Tokyo – Puffer/Blowfish 河豚 ふぐ

In Japan, some restaurants specialize in blow (puffer) fish food. It is white meat fish. Blowfish is called Fugu ふぐ in Japanese. Don’t worry about blowfish poison. The parts which have no poison are edible. It is always prepared by licensed manufactures or chefs.

Fugu ふぐ 河豚 puffer fish, blow fish

Red Beens Sweet – ANKO あんこ

‎ANKO あんこ is a sweet red bean paste. There are many kinds of ANKO sweets in Japan. One of them is OHAGI おはぎ which is sticky rice covered with ANKO.

Ohagi おはぎ

Satisfactory $7 Meal in Japan – A Ramen Chain KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑

KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑 This ramen shop offers inexpensive food and when you want to get full with little expense, it’s good to order their set meal of ramen, dumplings, and fried rice. The set meals are slightly discounted compared to the total of their list prices.

Miso Vegetables Ramen 味噌野菜らーめん

The guidebook “Field Trip to Sake Brewery, Nature Walk in Tokyo Japan” was revised

There are an English edition and a bilingual edition. Both of them were revised this year. The eBooks are discounted for a while. About US$3 > $1 (100 yen)

Field Trip to Sake Brewery, Nature Walk in Tokyo Japan

Tokoroten ところてん

A traditional Japanese food Tokoroten ところてん is made from a kind of sea vegetable Tengusa 天草  (agarophyte).

Tokoroten ところてん

All You Can Drink 100 Kinds of Plum Wine 梅酒 and Shochu 焼酎 in Kitasenju 北千住 Tokyo

A bar offers this service. 1 hour 1010 yen 2 hours 1680 yen I haven’t been there yet, but I would like to go. Does anyone want to go to the bar with me?

Plum wine 梅酒

Inexpensive All-You-Can-Drink Alcohol beverages in Tokyo 飲み放題

1. Restaurant chain name Tsukiji-ichiba-niikyuppa 築地市場298 In total, 2050 yen, 90 minutes would be suitable for 2 foods and the all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages.

All-You-Can-Drink 飲み放題

Moving Squid Sashimi on Your Tongue in Tokyo

A Japanese restaurant Ika-center イカセンター specializes in fresh squid sashimi. Some squids are kept alive in the tank of the restaurant. Immediately after the customer orders, it is sliced as sashimi.

Squid Sashimi イカ刺身

Yuigahama Beach 由比ヶ浜 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City

Occasionally I meet international tourists in Tokyo who come to Japan just because they’re curious about the country and its culture, sometimes as young as 20 years old. It’s not a problem, of course, I would like to see them to enjoy Japan even more.

Yuigahama Beach 由比ヶ浜

Sushi Making Experience in Tokyo 寿司握り体験

Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo occasionally organizes sushi making experience event for the guests of the hostel. You will walk to a nostalgic Japanese style sushi bar near the hostel. You must enjoy making sushi and the bar’s atmosphere.

Sushi 寿司

Discover rare vending machine-3 (Ice cream)

You will see ice cream vending machines while traveling in Japan. They are placed in stations and popular sightseeing places. When I was young, I would often buy 17 seventeen ice after school. セブンティーンアイス

Ice cream vending machine

Sashimi Konnyaku さしみこんにゃく

This food is sashimi konnyaku さしみこんにゃく. Konnyaku is a traditional food and made from the root of a plant of Araceae family such as taro. It has unique in texture like a hard type of jelly. Sashimi konnyaku is a kind of konnyaku, but it is made softer than normal konnyaku and usually seasoned with nori.

Sashimi konnyaku 刺身こんにゃく

Reasonable and Delicious Meat Bar in Akihabara 秋葉原 Tokyo

BEEF KITCHEN STAND offers tasty beef, chicken, pork, sausage, ham and horse meat. This beef steak (50g) is soft and juicy! 290 yen 名物ビフテキ

BEEF KITCHEN STAND

Semi-dried Fish is a Japanese Traditional Food 魚の干物

Sakana-no-himono 魚の干物 is semi-dried fish that is a traditional Japanese food. Grilled himono ひもの is popular in Japan. We often put a bit of soy sauce on it. This one is grilled horse mackerel. 590 yen Toroaji-no-hiraki トロアジの開き

Semi-dried fish 魚の干物

Satisfactory $7 Meal in Japan – Sauteed Liver & Chive ニラレバ炒め of Hidakaya 日高屋

I sometimes eat this set meal Sauteed Pork Liver & Chive (Nirareba-itame ニラレバ炒め) at a chain restaurant Hidakaya 日高屋. It includes rice, soup and pickles.

Sauteed Liver ニラレバ炒め of Hidakaya 日高屋

Japanese Food Delicacies in Tokyo – Horse Meat Sashimi 馬刺し

In Japan, some restaurants offer Horse meat sashimi that’s sliced raw meat, called Basashi 馬刺し. A restaurant uses tasty horse meat. It tastes like soft beef that’s cooked rare.

Horse meat sashimi 馬刺し

Japanese Food Delicacies in Tokyo – Chicken Meat Sashimi

In Japan, some restaurants offer lightly roasted chicken carpaccio that’s cooked almost rare. It tastes like chicken meat sashimi. A restaurant uses Japanese brand of chicken called Daisendori 大山鶏. This domestically produced chicken is rigorously inspected and cleaned to provide that it is fresh and safe to eat.

Daisendori carpaccio 大山鶏カルパッチョ

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo – 銭湯 (Sento)

MATSUNOYU 松の湯 in Tokyo is a public bath. It has old and retro baths. Japanese people feel nostalgic atmosphere. This type of public bath is getting rarer and rarer these days.

Public Bath 銭湯

Life-sized Photo Boards at Sightseeing Places in Japan 顔ハメ看板

You will see many boards during trip in Japan. One of those boards where you stick your face in a hole to take a funny photo with your face on a character’s body. The faces on this board are sliced rolled cake that is popular sweets in Ehime 愛媛 Prefecture.

Life-sized photo board 顔ハメ看板

Yakitori of Convenience Store LAWSON in Japan

When you are a bit hungry during your trip in Japan, It would be good to stop by a convenience store LAWSON and buy Large Size Yakitori でか焼鳥 Deka-yakitori which is grilled chicken on a skewer.

Large Size Yakitori でか焼鳥

Cute Waitresses are at a Chinese Restaurant in Tokyo

Usually taking picture of the waitresses at restaurants in Japan is not allowed, but this Chinese food restaurant remarkably offer the pictures for free of charge. However, some maid cafes offer taking picture of the maids as a paid service.

Waitress

Wonderful Craft Beer Bar in Tokyo

Do you like beer? Why don’t you get a drink at a bar POPEYE ポパイ in Ryogoku 両国 Tokyo 東京? Enjoy drinking their original craft beer!

Craft Beer

A Great Workbook for Leaning Kanji 漢字

I recommend a great workbook for leaning Kanji 漢字 to people who are learning Japanese 日本語. A unique thing about the workbook is that the sample sentences includes Kanji. All sentences are about poo-poo.

Workbook for leaning Kanji 漢字

Anime Figure Shop in Akihabara 秋葉原, Tokyo 東京

However, shops selling anime figures usually don’t permit customers to take a picture of the displays and merchandise inside the shop. I found a kind shop that gives permission to do it. It is Akiba Sofmap Shop2 アキバ ソフマップ2号店

Anime Figure アニメフィギュア

Japanese Food Delicacies in Tokyo – Stinky Food KUSAYA くさや

It smells like a beast and some people might even say like poo-poo. KUSAYA くさや is a type of half-dried fish, that’s eaten after being grilled.

KUSAYA くさや

One Day Hike around Mt. Mitake 御嶽山 and Mitake Shrine 御嶽神社 in Tokyo 東京

Mitake 御嶽 in Tokyo 東京 is well known for mountainous forest, valley and popular shrine. Tourists who come from foreign countries might imagine Tokyo as a metropolitan city containing many buildings and a crowd of people without nature. However, Tokyo still has a rich natural environment.

View from Mt. Mitake 御嶽山

Satisfactory $7 Meal in Tokyo – Chige Miso Ramen チゲ味噌ラーメン

Chige Miso Ramen チゲ味噌ラーメン at a chain restaurant Hidakaya 日高屋 is very good! Its broth is spicy kimchi miso taste.

Chige Miso Ramen チゲ味噌ラーメン

Artistic Photos of Female Beauty Thigh at a photo exhibition in Tokyo

This photo exhibition specializes in female beauty thigh. First, I want to say the photos are really attractive but they are not pornography. The photos were taken artistically and so beautiful. You must respect the author after looking around.

Satisfactory $7 meal in Akihabara 秋葉原 Tokyo 東京 – Banpaiya 晩杯屋

A bar you have to try when in Akihabara 秋葉原 Tokyo 東京 early in the evening is Banpaiya 晩杯屋. They offer really inexpensive and delicious Japanese food. This picture is Yellowtail sashimi ブリ刺し Buri-sashi 200 yen.

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