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.
More than 20 different kinds of NABE from all over Japan are available in Hibiya Park 日比谷公園 in Tokyo during the festival. You can also enjoy other various foods such as barbecue, deep fried food, sake, beer and much more. November 23 – 26, 2017 This festival is held outdoors, and it would be a great idea if you’d take a walk around the park, and witness the beautiful scenery of Japan during autumn.
This dish is called Hamu-katsu ハムカツ in Japanese. It is ham cutlet that is cooked like deep-fried, breaded ham. In Japan, some restaurants and bars that are open in the evening and offer alcohol beverages have low priced foods as nibbles. Many places offer Hamu-katsu ハムカツ.
A noodle chain Ringerhut offers Ankake-chanpon あんかけちゃんぽん for 500 yen. Chanpon is a type of noodle food. Ankake-chanpon is chanpon with starchy soup. It is priced amazingly lower than the shop’s other noodle items.
A udon (noodles) chain restaurant Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺, in Japan offers a winter limited edition udon Agedashi-udon 揚げだしうどん. Starting November 7th-9th (2017), only this particular food item is sold 50% OFF from 6:00 PM on, each day. 620 yen → 310 yen (Regular) 720 yen → 360 yen (Large, The amount of noodles is large, but the food on top is the same as regular.) It is regular price until 6:00 PM even if you go there the 7th-9th.
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. I think that once you start eating them you won’t be able to stop eating until you finish the package which holds about 30 crackers. (120g)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
05/03/2017 English Information
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you like TAKOYAKI たこ焼き (octopus dumpling)? Let’s have a party with octopus dumpling electric griddle at home!
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 April 1 through 7 May 2017 at Hanamaru Udon はなまるうどん restaurants in Japan. New! September 15 – October 23, 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?
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.
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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.
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.
One of the food cultures in Japan is whale meat. I am going to take the pictures of the food when I eat them.
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! !
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!
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.