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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

If You Are Interested in Traditional Japanese Food, give the Stinky Food, KUSAYA くさや, a try!

It smells like a beast and some people might even say like poo-poo. KUSAYA くさや is a type of semi-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.

Octopus Dumpling (たこ焼き TAKOTAKI) Electric Griddle

Do you like TAKOYAKI たこ焼き (octopus dumpling)? Let’s have a party with octopus dumpling electric griddle at home!

新刊 「英語でおもてなし・尾瀬トレッキング」1泊トレッキングに東京から行く方法を外国人旅行者に英会話で紹介できる(英訳付)

新刊 タイトル 英語でおもてなし・尾瀬トレッキング サブタイトル 1泊トレッキングに東京から行く方法を外国人旅行者に英会話で紹介できる(英訳付)

Buy One Udon うどん Get A Piece of Tempura 天ぷら for Free

If you use Tempura Pass, you can get a piece of tempura for free. However, you have to buy one udon. The pass costs 300 yen (includes tax) and is available from 1 April through 7 May 2017 at Hanamaru Udon はなまるうどん restaurants in Japan.

Sakura Festival in Tokyo – Toneri Park 舎人公園 on 1 and 2 April 2017

We are waiting for the cherry blossom (sakura 桜) festivals in Tokyo. The cherry blossom season is coming soon. Why don’t you go to Toneri Park 舎人公園 on 1st – 2nd April, 2017?

Satisfactory $7 meal in Japan – Nagasaki Chanpon 長崎ちゃんぽん

Nagasaki Chanpon 長崎ちゃんぽん is a type of noodle food, and looks like ramen. Ringerhut is this noodle chain and has many shops in Japan. The taste of the soup at Ringerhut is similar to pork taste ramen.

Unknown Geek Shops Located Outside of the Akihabara 秋葉原 Area in Tokyo 東京 are Cheaper

There are many kinds of shops for geeks in Akihabara 秋葉原, Tokyo 東京. These days, many tourists go shopping there which has caused the prices for many items (geek goods), especially second-hand toys, to become unreasonable.

A Sake Brand for Beginners – Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水

If you are new to drinking sake, a sake brand called Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 would be best for you. It has really smooth light feeling but is still very tasty and not so sweet. It is sometimes said to taste like water.

Whale Meat Food

One of the food cultures in Japan is whale meat. I am going to take the pictures of the food when I eat them.

Yummy Burger in Tokyo – 1

When you’re visiting Tokyo, do you miss your family, friends, and burger? If so, a good place to rest is J.S. BURGERS CAFE Where you will find yourself eating with the yummy burger. Come relax and recharge here. Then, continue your journey! !

Karaoke and Cosplay in Japan

One recommended Karaoke establishment is Karaoke-no-tetsujin カラオケの鉄人. They lend their customers cosplay costumes such as anime characters, maids, Japanese schoolgirl uniforms, and Santa Claus for free!

Traditional Dyeing Experience in Tokyo

One recommended dyeing studio Futabaen 二葉苑 is in Tokyo. They sell many kinds of traditional dyeing supplies, and you can get a few hours of hands-on experience there. If you want to learn more about dyeing techniques, it would be a good idea to take one of their workshops which last for several days.

Tasty Instant Noodles UMAKACCHAN うまかっちゃん

I recommend you buy tasty instant noodles UMAKACCHAN うまかっちゃん as a souvenir. The soup is made with pork bone and many kinds of flavors are available. UMAKACCHAN is extremely rare in Tokyo!

ONIGIRI (Rice Ball) Restaurant in Tokyo

This restaurant is specialized in only ONIGIRI (rice ball). Their onigiri is bigger than usual one and use a tasty bland rice KOSHIHIKARI こしひかり from Niigata 新潟 prefecture.

Delicious dinner with all-you-can-drink in Tokyo

Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan? How about Italian food instead? A nine-course dinner with all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages costs 5000 yen and 8% tax. Cost effective! This restaurant is located in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo.

A toilet showroom is interesting in Tokyo

A Japanese toilet company TOTO has a showroom in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo. Many recent model toilets are displayed there. This place is like a toilet museum. It is called TOTO東京センターショールーム TOTO Tokyo Center Showroom.

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.

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