A ramen chain MARUGEN RAMEN 丸源ラーメン is worth trying. My family and I like the shop’s ramen. I will definitely visit their ramen shop again soon to enjoy their ramen.
A mug of beer and a couple of other alcoholic beverages cost only 200 yen (+8% tax: 216 yen) during happy hour (14:00 – 18:00) in a restraint chain called GUSTO ガスト in Japan.
Kushikatsu 串カツ Deep-fried food on skewer A restaurant Kushikatu Tanaka 串カツ田中 which is good for nonsmokers.
Yakiniku 焼肉 is Japanese style barbecue.
This set meal of Whitebait (Baby sardine) Bowl is only 500 600 yen. Super low price and delicious!
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I saw a strange wild animal from far away. What is that?
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This garden has been made similarly to Monet’s Garden in France.
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The Pacific Ocean view is great from this hotel!
Konan 香南 City Kochi 高知 Prefecture, Japan
Udon topped with Sansai 山菜うどん
This confectionery is called Ichigo-Daifuku.
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Avoid going to the baths that are strongly chlorinated!
We often eat Sakura-mochi 桜餅 さくらもち during cherry blossoms season, spring.
This banana cream cake is a recommended souvenir when you leave Tokyo.
Cherry blossoms are usually at their best from end-March to early April.
Slightly roasted raw chicken. Give it a try!
This restaurant is going to permanently close September 17, 2018. Actually it costs about US$5 (500 yen). Inexpensive and tasty!
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This new hostel is opened in March 2018, located in a popular sightseeing place Asakusa 浅草 of central Tokyo 東京.
Grilled chicken mince patty on a skewer is tasty!
They offer small size beef steak for 290 yen. Bifuteki ビフテキ
3 kinds of sampler: 1000 yen (including tax)
Ginko nuts are tasty!
3 kinds of sampler: 1000 yen
Meet-up events are fun!
These items look delicious!
It has creamy texture. Delicious!
Happy New Year! January 1st – 2nd (morning), 2018 Tonight the Supermoon will be seen in Japan.
It is held twice a year in Tokyo.
It is held once a year in Tokyo.
Hamu-katsu ハムカツ is good for drinking beer. Many Izakaya (Japanese) style bars offer Hamu-katsu ハムカツ.
A noodle chain Ringerhut offers this for 500 yen.
A udon (noodles) chain restaurant Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺, in Japan offers many kinds of Udon うどん.
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.
How to eat rice: In Japan, we sometimes eat without a main dish. We often add some food that matches well with rice.
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.
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）
This sightseeing guidebook was revised. September 19, 2017 (Edition 2.0)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
A traditional Japanese food Tokoroten ところてん is made from a kind of sea vegetable Tengusa 天草 (agarophyte).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
This restaurant is permanently closed. (Updated June 2018) 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.