Japan Course

Food

KATSUDON: Pork Cutlet Bowl カツ丼 of KATSUYA かつや

TONKATU トンカツ is deep-fried breaded pork cutlet. KATSUDON is cooked TONKATSU with beaten egg on rice.
Food

Grilled Organ Meat / Chicken on a Skewer and Oden (Japanese Boiled Cuisine) of an Izalaya Bar KABURAYA かぶら屋 in Tokyo やきとん おでん 串揚げ

Izakaya bar nameKABURAYA かぶら屋SpecialtyThey specializes in grilled pork organ meat, and Oden which is Japanese traditional boiled cuisine. These foods are tasty but I highly recommend another item. That is ...
Food

Japanese people like not only seeing cherry blossoms but also eating. さくら 桜 サクラSakura

In Japan, we eat salted cherry blossoms and use them as decorations for food and drinks.
Food

The Best Tuna Sashimi Restaurant in Tokyo まぐろ商店, 新宿, 鮪刺身

Enjoy watching a tuna cutting performance and eating fresh tuna!
Sightseeing

Japan Alps Kamikochi 上高地 in Nagano 長野

The best hiking place in Japan is Kamikochi. Information is coming soon...
Food

Amazingly Reasonable Italian Restaurant SAIZERIYA in Japan サイゼリヤ

It is an Italian restaurant chain. Most of the foods cost from 199 to 599 yen. Their foods are reasonable and taste very good. All of the restaurants are No smoking.
Food

Mother's cooking is the best for any people. My favorite restaurant is NAGOMI DINING in Kochi Japan. 和ダイニング 高知

When I go back to my parent's home, of course I enjoy my mother's cooking and I really like it.But my mother sometimes purchases food from a mother's cooking shop because their food is delicious, healthy and tasty.
Food

Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA in Tokyo 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

This place is an amusument style bar for adults. You can grill chicken on a skewer yourself.
News

Swallows Come Every Year in Japan

Swallows are migratory birds.They travel between Japan and Asian countries / Australia.
Sightseeing

Field Trip to Kirin Beer Brewery in Yokohama City Kanagawa Prefecture (next to Tokyo) キリンビール横浜工場見学

However, I have ever been to a variety of food and drink factories in Japan and some countries, Kirin Beer Brewery in Yokohama is one of the most gorgeous and golden factories!
Food

A Japanese Brand of Chicken Called HYUGADORI 日向鶏

This is free-range chicken produced in Miyazaki 宮崎, Japan. It is more tender and much more delicious than typical broiler chicken.This is a from takeout shop located in Tokyo, and they offer many types of food prepared with this chicken.When you are trave...
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Where to eat Matcha Sweets in Tokyo

I will introduce some matcha cafes.
Food

The Thickest Ramen Noodles at a Ramen Shop JONNY-NO-MISO ジョニーの味噌 in Tokyo

Specialty: Here is a ramen shop. Their specialty is miso flavor broth and very thick and chewy noodles. I think that the ramen noodles are one of the thickest in Japan. You should try this very unique ramen.
News

An Eyeglasses Chain JINS in Japan sells prescription eyeglasses at the minimum price of 5000 yen. (US$46)

Have you ever bought prescription eyeglasses?How many prescription eyeglasses can you buy inexpensively in your country?
Food

Seasonal Matcha Donuts and Free Refills Coffee at Mister Donut in Japan ミスタードーナツ 衹園辻利 宇治抹茶

A donuts shop chain Mister Donut seasonally sells matcha donuts. Their donuts are made with really high quality matcha of a traditional tea brand Gion Tsujiri 衹園辻利 in Kyoto 京都. You will get real, bitter and rich matcha flavor.
Food

Grilled Organ Meat on a Skewer of a Restaurant KUSHIYA-YOKOCHO in Tokyo 串屋横丁 もつ焼きセンター

A bar restaurant chain in Japan specializes in a variety of organ meats of mainly pork which is very cheap and chewy.But they use fresh and tasty ones. They also offer a few kinds of chicken and beef.
Sightseeing

Day-3 Kurobe Dam 黒部ダム: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Raichozawa Hyutte 雷鳥沢ヒュッテ (Lodge) → Murodo 室堂 → Daikanbo 大観峰 → Kurobedaira 黒部平 → Kurobeko (Lake Kurobe) 黒部湖 → Kurobe Dam 黒部ダム → Ogizawa 扇沢 → Shinjuku 新宿 of Tokyo
Sightseeing

Day-2 Climbing Down: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳 → 10th Chain Point Kani-no-yokobai カニのよこばい → Mt. Maetsurugi 前剱 → Kenzanso 剣山荘 (Lodge) → Raichozawa Hyutte 雷鳥沢ヒュッテ (Lodge)
Sightseeing

Day-2 Climbing Up: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Kenzanso 剣山荘 (Lodge) → Mt. Maetsurugi 前剱 → 9th Chain Point: Kani-no-tatebai カニのたてばい → Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳
Sightseeing

Day-1 Into the Wild: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Let's go into the adventurous wilderness!
Sightseeing

Day-0 Preface: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Preface The trip to Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳 is my best memory of mountain trekking in Japan. However, I have experienced more dangerous and longer routes than Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳 such as some high mountains around Japan Alps.I will introduce you to the recom...
Food

Unadon (Eel Bowl) Restaurant UNATOTO うな丼 宇奈とと

Specialty UNATOTO 宇奈とと is a restaurant chain that specializes in Unadon うな丼. It is an eel bowl (Unagi bowl).In Japan, we call eel Unagi. Unagi is usually expensive, nutritious fish, and of rare value in Japan, but UNATOTO is the most reasonable restaurant...
Food

Recommended Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司、さば

I will rank the different kinds of mackerel sushi you can inexpensively get in Japan. This mackerel is usually marinated in vinegar.
News

How to go to central Tokyo 東京 from Narita 成田 International Airport

It is about 60 km (37.3 miles) in direct distance between them. It is far and not convenient for international tourists to move.Which would you like between "Low cost" and "Fast speed"?I will introduce low cost bus.
Sightseeing

HARAJUKU OWL'S FOREST: It is a room of owls in Harajuku Tokyo 原宿乃フクロウの森

This place specializes in owls. There are several types and sizes of owls, and you can softly touch them.
Sightseeing

Mameshiba Dog Cafe in Harajuku Tokyo 原宿乃豆柴カフェ

Shibainu 柴犬 is traditional Japanese dog. (It is also called Shibaken)Mameshiba 豆柴 is smaller type of Shibainu.
Sightseeing

The Largest Cat Cafe "Calico" in Shinjuku Tokyo 猫カフェ きゃりこ 新宿

More than 50 cats live here. However, you can't meet all of them once because of the rotation system. However, you can meet many cats and you won't get bored with all the different types of cats roaming around.
Sightseeing

Dance All Night Long! - Night Clubs in Tokyo

When I was young I used to go to night clubs in Tokyo.
Sightseeing

Face-in-the-hole 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. Most everyone in Japan is familiar with this type of board at sightseeing places. Usually ...
Food

Tomato Ramen of a Ramen Shop TAIYONO-TOMATOMEN 太陽のトマト麺

I usually eat typical Japanese ramen such as shoyu (soy sauce), miso, shio (salt), and tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen, but sometimes I have a craving for something else like tomato ramen.
Culture

What has surprised you about Japan so far?

I often ask foreign tourists what has surprised them about Japan during their travels here.
Sightseeing

Tateyama Kurobe Snow Corridor (Wall) 立山黒部 雪の大谷

Snow Corridor (Wall) Festival is held from April 15 to June 22, 2019 in Toyama 富山 Prefecture.It is located in the Northern Japan Alps.
Food

Deep fried moray eel is tasty. Try it out! ウツボから揚げ 高知

Moray eel food is a local food in Kochi 高知 Japan. It is unique in texture and little chewy. I sometimes eat it because it's tasty.
Food

AMAZAKE 甘酒 is a sweet, fermented rice drink.

Ama-zake: Ama 甘 means sweet. Zake 酒 means sake.Amazake is well-known in Japan because it is a nutritious drink. Because of that, many supermarkets prepare many different kinds of Amazake 甘酒.
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A Curry Restaurant Chain CoCo ICHIBANYA - ココイチ CoCo壱番屋

I sometimes go to a curry restaurant CoCo ICHIBANYA. They offer testy curry rice and many kinds of toppings.
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Shijimi Freshwater Clam Ramen in Kochi 高知 Shikoku 四国 - 呑兵衛屋台 しじみラーメン

When you are drunk, a bowl of fresh water clam ramen will sober you up.
Sightseeing

Day-4 Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

On the last day, we went easy hiking in Tsugaike Nature Park 栂池自然園. We felt comfortable and relaxed there.
Sightseeing

Day-3 Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

All the day, you will never get tired of trekking through a variety of scenery, such as the trail going through peaks of mountains, a large pond, a forest , a marsh as well as a ropeway.
Sightseeing

Day-2: Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

Today, the trail goes through the largest snowy gorge in Japan.Then, we will get to the top of Mt. Shiroumadake.
Sightseeing

Day-1: Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

Mt. Shiroumadake is 2932m (9619ft) above sea level, and a popular mountain for walking on the largest snowy gorge in Japan.I will introduce you to Japanese wilderness for 4 days trekking that starts from Tokyo buy bus.