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A Department Store in Tokyo – ISETAN 伊勢丹

There are many department stores in Shinjuku 新宿 area of Tokyo. Why don’t you go to ISETAN 伊勢丹 to look around the B1 floor? You can buy so many kinds of foods and sweets for to go.

Satisfactory $7 meal in Japan – Beef Set Meal

One of the popular beef bowl chain shops is MATSUYA 松屋. They offer many kinds of set meals. This is “Barbecued Beef Set Meal 牛焼肉定食” 590 yen including tax. (US$5.23)

Satisfactory $7 meal in Tokyo – Very Spicy Ramen

If you really like spicy food, you should go to a ramen shop “Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto 蒙古タンメン中本“. They offer tasty spicy ramen.

New Guidebook “Oze 尾瀬 National Park”

Title : Oze National Park Subtitle : The Backpacker’s Guide for a 2-day 1-night Trek from Tokyo to See a Marsh, a Field of Flowers, a Lake, a Waterfall and a Mountain

Traditional Festivals from Various Places of Japan

FURUSATO MATSURI TOKYO ふるさと祭り東京 is organized once a year in a ballpark “Tokyo Dome”. Each region has unique festival and food. You can enjoy watching the festival shows and tasty local food. 7 – 15 January 2017 Admission fare 1000 – 1600 yen 

Canned Yakitori やきとり

Yakitori (焼き鳥 / やきとり) is grilled chicken on a skewer. It is made of chicken. If you become like it when traveling in Japan, I recommend you buy a canned yakitori as a souvenir. This is yummy!

A Temple “西新井大師 Nishiaraidaishi” in Tokyo

The temple 西新井大師 Nishiaraidaishi organizes more than ten events in a year. For me, the greatest ones of them all are the New Year’s Festival (at the beginning of January) and the Summer Festival (at the beginning of August) because they set up many kinds of food booths in the temple at these festival seasons.

Satisfactory $7 meal in Tokyo “Suta-don すた丼”

“伝説のすた丼屋 Densetuno-sutadonya” is a chain pork bowl restaurant. This restaurant is called “すた丼 Suta-don” They use tasty pork, garlic and a raw egg. It is a stamina food.

A cafe that is an old Japanese style house in Tokyo

I am fond of reading books in a cafe that is a converted old Japanese style house. It has a nice retro atmosphere inside and you can view its Japanese garden. This type of house is getting rarer and rarer these days.

How to Cook Oden おでん at Home

Oden おでん is a type of Japanese hot pod / boiled cuisine. When you come to Japan I recommend you try to eat it. In cold season between October and February, most convenience stores offer oden or it can be offered at Japanese style restaurants.

New Photo book “Artistic Souvenir Fridge Magnets”

Title : Artistic Souvenir Fridge Magnets Subtitle : The Collection of Sightseeing Place Magnets in the World with Their Similar Scenery Photos

Satisfactory $7 meal in Tokyo “Fried Chiken with Tartar Sauce チキン南蛮”

This is ”A Set Meal of Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce チキン南蛮定食定食 Chicken-nanban-teishoku“. It is juicy fried chicken with sweet vinegar and tartar sauce. Tasty! A restaurant chain “Yayoiken やよい軒” offers many kinds meals.

Satisfactory $7 meals in Japan

I write about various topics on this blog. Now, I’ll try another “Satisfactory US$7 meals in Japan” blog.

Shibainu 柴犬

Shibainu 柴犬 is traditional Japanese dog. It is good weather for a walk.

The Strongest Matcha Ice Cream in the World

When you go sightseeing in Asakusa 浅草 in Tokyo. I recommend you stop by a Japanese green tea shop and get the best matcha ice cream. They offer the strongest matcha ice cream in the world. Delicious!

A Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant “KURAZUSHI くら寿司” in Central Tokyo

I recommend this creamy sushi “たら白子ジュレポン酢” of KURAZUSHI くら寿司. English picture menu on a touch panel is available. Most of the sushi items cost 100 yen. Super delicious!

Japanese Souvenir Fridge Magnets

I know that local fridge magnets are good souvenir. When you come to Japan, you can find the magnets that are reduced-size designs of the similar scenery at various sightseeing spots.

Where to see autumn leaves in Tokyo

When you come to Tokyo around mid November and early December, I recommend you go to Hibiya Park 日比谷公園. It is good place to see autumn leaves.

Nabe (Japanese style hot pod/stew) Festival in Tokyo

I want you enjoy Japanese food NABE 鍋(なべ). NABE is Japanese style hot pod or stew. NABE Festival are sometimes organized in Tokyo 東京, Osaka 大阪 and Nagoya 名古屋.

Japanese Lesson – An Old Verb “ZAMASU ざます。”

When you watch Japanese popular cartoon “DORAEMON ドラえもん“, you may notice that Suneo’s mother often use ” ZAMASU ざます。” at the end of her speech. Do you know what it is for?

My Favorite Sweets are Matcha and Green Tea

Are you looking for  tasty matcha sweets? I recommend you go to a cafe “nana’s green tea” in Japan. They offer many kinds of matcha sweets and so on.

新刊 「旅先のアートなご当地マグネット」

新刊  タイトル:「旅先のアートなご当地マグネット」 サブタイトル: 国内・海外旅行で集めた観光地のお土産マグネットと、マグネットのデザインと似た景色の写真集 皆さんは旅先で何か集めているものはありますか? 旅の思い出を写真に残している方は多いと思いますが、 それに「ご当地マグネット」を加えてみてはいかがでしょうか?

Mozzarella Cheese Tempura of TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや

TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. I highly recommend a mozzarella cheese tempura from the dinner menu.

Japanese Lesson – Samurai Word 1 “KATAJIKENAI かたじけない”

“KATAJIKENAI かたじけない” mainly means “I’m deeply grateful; thank you so much.” Although it carries other meanings, they are not common. This word was often used by Samurai in Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan.

Low Priced Lunch in a Restaurant

A chain restaurant GUSTO ガスト in Japan offers a 499 yen set meal at lunch time on weekdays. It includes rice and soup. If you want, you can change the rice to the large size for free. The soup and water are free refills and are self-service. There are 4 kinds of 499 yen set meals on the lunch menu, but only one kind is available each day.

Have you eaten Japanese curry bread?

This is a a deep-fried curry bread. It is called Kare-pan in Japanese. It is a Japan made bread and really popular. Tasty curry is inside. You can buy it convenience stores and bakeries in Japan.

Standing Tempura Bar in Tokyo

There are many kinds of standing bars in Japan, but standing tempura bars are rare. I will introduce a tempura bar that uses high quality ingredients such as seafood and oil. If you have the same quality tempura at a seating style luxury restaurant, you may pay the bill much higher.

A restaurant offers fresh food delivered from Hokkaido 北海道 Japan

This charcoal grilled food is domestically produced high quality chicken in Hokkaido 北海道. It is juicy and delicious! Many kinds of foods are cooked with Hokkaido products such as meat, seafood, milk and so on.

Cicadas are singing in the summer.

I have heard that there are no cicadas in some countries. In Japan, so many cicadas come out from the ground in the summer, and quickly emerge from its larvae shell. Then, they will start singing loudly.

Attractive Girls are Yuigahama 由比ヶ浜 Beach in Kamakura 鎌倉 City

Yuigahama 由比ヶ浜 Beach is located in Kamakura 鎌倉 city Kanagawa 神奈川 prefecture. Kanagawa prefecture is next to Tokyo 東京 prefecture. It takes 65 minutes by train from Shinjuku 新宿 (central Tokyo) and costs 920 yen for one way. You shouldn’t miss this when traveling in and around Tokyo in summer.

Walking in Kamikochi 上高地 National Park with Wild Monkeys

Japan Alps Kamikochi 上高地 is located in Nagano 長野 prefecture. Kamikochi is one of the most beautiful scenic hiking places in Japan. The hiking trails in the park of Kamikochi are for beginner hikers, because the trails are well maintained, go along a river, and mainly flat in the forest.

Mysterious Moss Garden of Tokeiji Temple (東慶寺) in Kamakura (鎌倉)

They have been keeping the scenery of the garden and cemetery in a very traditional and ancient style. It looks like a mysterious remains. This temple space is compact and simple but the garden is my favorite and I highly recommend this.

Horse Meat is Stamina Food

Horse meat is a traditional Japanese food. It is used in dishes such as horse meat sashimi and broiled horse meat. Many Japanese restaurants offer these foods in Japan. Horse meat is a healthy food, because it is richer nutritious, and has fewer calories than beef and pork.

Fashionable and Funny Socks

Why don’t you buy these socks as souvenirs when traveling in Japan? Socks are an important fashion item for the Japanese people.

Japanese Pet Shop

Some pet shops in Japan sell puppies and cats this way as seen in the picture. They are kept and displayed in these transparent cases.

新刊ガイドブック「東京デート・雲取山1泊トレッキング」

新刊ガイドブック タイトル:東京デート・雲取山1泊トレッキング 英語でおもてなし・東京で一番高い山を英会話で紹介しよう!

How to purchase baseball tickets

There are five professional baseball teams in and around Tokyo and two of them officially offer a ticket service in English. I recommend you watch their games, because it is easy to get the ticket in English.

Swallows Come Every Year

Swallows are migratory birds. They travel between Japan and Asian countries / Australia. They make nests and raise babies when they are living in Japan.

Discover rare vending machine-2

©やなせたかし This is an anime character vending machine that includes the character designed by the manga artist TAKASHI YANASE. His popular manga and anime is ANPANMAN (アンパンマン)

Second-hand Kimono Shop

A brand new and high quality kimono is really expensive. Some kimonos cost more than 1 million yen. If you are looking for reasonably priced and real kimono, I recommend that you go to a second-hand kimono shop in Japan, where they offer many more types of antique design kimonos than the modern ones.

Kid-sized Alcohol Beverages

Sorry! Kids are not allowed to consume alcohol. I will introduce some mini alcohol beverages to adults. It is a good Japanese souvenir.

Japanese skewer food

Four Types of Japanese Skewer Foods You Have to Try When in Japan This picture above is Yakitori. When you find Japanese skewer food restaurants in Japan, please make sure what the differences are.

Watermelon Posicle

This is a recommended Japanese posicle which is sold by convenience stores and supermarkets, everywhere in Japan. It is called Suika-bar すいかバー in Japanese. (Watermelon posicle)

A Japanese Outdoor Equipment Brand “mont-bell”

mont-bell is a Japanese outdoor equipment brand. I think that when people who love outdoor sports such as hiking and camping go on an overseas trip, they maybe want to purchase some products of their local outdoor brands as souvenirs.

改訂版 「電子書籍・フリーソフトのSigilで自己出版 (EPUB3製本編)」

改訂版 タイトル:電子書籍・フリーソフトのSigilで自己出版 (EPUB3製本編) 楽天Kobo (KWL), Amazon Kindle (KDP), Apple iBooks, Google Play Booksで出版できるファイルを作成する方法 2016年6月 改訂版 3.0* EPUB2ではなく、EPUB3主体の内容へ大幅変更しました。

New Guidebook “Fly So High! Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 in Tokyo”

New Guidebook Title: Fly So High! Mt. Kumotori in Tokyo Subtitle: The Backpacker’s Guide for a 2-day 1-night Trek to See Mt. Fuji and Japanese Forest

Japanese rare canned food

Get Japanese rare canned food as a souvenir! These cans are eel, bee, locust…

Highball ハイボール is a popular cocktail in Japan

It is whiskey mixed with carbonated water, but some international tourists have a different idea about it.

Useful 1-day train ticket in Tokyo

If you go shopping and sightseeing around downtown Tokyo only for a day, it is a good idea to buy 1-day train pass.

Avoid the rush hour in Tokyo

You should try to avoid taking a train or subway during the morning rush hour while staying in Tokyo. The rush hours are usually between 7:30 and 9:30AM on weekdays.

Discover rare vending machine-1

Some types of personal seal vending machines are available in Japan. You can get your original one quickly.

Chashu Pork Ramen 焼豚ラーメン

Ramen usually includs one or two sliced chashu pork at  ramen shops. Is it enough for you? If you love chashu, let’s order Chashu Pork Ramen! A lot of chashu are topped with the ramen. 

A hostel “BUNKA” offers so many kinds of sake at their bar in Asakusa 浅草

This is BUNKA HOSTEL TOKYO. They offer a bar and accommodation. They have more than 30 kinds of sake. Use of the bar in the hostel is not limited to hostel guests. Why don’t you get a drink at the bar when you visit Asakusa 浅草 in Tokyo?

Unknown Spot “Oota Market 太田市場” in Tokyo

Oota Market 大田市場 is unknown to international tourists. A field trip route is available and it is free of charge.

Kaisendon 海鮮丼 of fast food in Ginza 銀座 Tokyo

If your schedule is too tight to eat out when you are walking around Ginza 銀座 of Tokyo, Kaisendon 海鮮丼 of fast food shop is a good choice. Kaisendon is a vinegared rice bowl topped with mainly sashimi (fresh seafood). This shop offers many kinds of low-priced Kaisendon and they are good taste enough.

Erasable Ballpoint Pen “FriXion Ball”

You can smoothly write with this ballpoint pen. This pen’s specialty is erasable ink. When you scratch the ink, it will be erased clearly.

Pork bowl is also good choice when you go to a beef bowl chain Yoshinoya 吉野家

Tasty pork bowl goes on sale at one of the most popular beef bowl chains Yoshinoya 吉野家. The pork bowl (330 yen) is cheaper than beef bowl (380 yen) and its little sweet pork meat is good taste.

Liquor Store’s Standing Bar in Tokyo

If you are interested in drinking sake and want to know where to buy, you may like a liquor store’s standing bar. You can buy new bottles for to go when you find your favorite one at the bar. It is like a paid tasting at the liquor store. I will introduce a recommended store (bar) from Tokyo area.

Ninja Restaurant in Tokyo

NINJA AKASAKA is a restaurant with ninja amusements. Ninja will guide you to a hiding ninja village. Let’s enjoy a great meal and amazing magic show too!

Cute Souvenir

This cat is Jiji of the movie “Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便)“, and an excellent gift. It is called Jiji-no-kutakuta-magnet ジジのくたくたマグネット in Japanese. It may costs about 1,000 yen.

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