Japan Course

Food

Do you know Chicken Namban? チキン南蛮・チキンナンバン - Torishin 鳥心(高知)、Torisyo 鶏笑、Yayoiken やよい軒

Chicken Namban is deep-fried chicken that is then soaked for several seconds (or slightly boiled) in a special sauce after frying, made with sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and so on. It is usually served with tartar sauce or, in some restaurants, with ketc...
Sightseeing

One Day Hike to Mt. Oyama 大山 / Oyama Afuri Shrine 大山阿夫利神社 / Oyama-dera Temple 大山寺 in Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture 2/2

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Sightseeing

One Day Hike to Mt. Oyama 大山 / Oyama Afuri Shrine 大山阿夫利神社 / Oyama-dera Temple 大山寺 in Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture 1/2

Let's go Hiking in Mt. Oyama 大山 in Kanagawa Prefecture. You can see Mt. Fuji 富士山 from the top of Mt. Oyama. You can stop by Oyama Afuri Shrine 大山阿夫利神社 and Oyama-dera Temple 大山寺.
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Standing Tempura Bars in Tokyo 天ぷら - KIKUYA 喜久や, TACHITENMARU 立天○

There are many kinds of standing bars in Japan, but standing tempura bars are rare. I will introduce 2 tempura bars in Tokyo that uses high quality ingredients such as seafood and oil. If you have the same quality tempura at a seating style luxury rest...
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Italian Food with All You Can Drink in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo - Trattoria Quinto トラットリア クイント

Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan? How about Italian food instead? A course dinner with all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages costs 5400 yen. (including tax)
Sightseeing

Japanese Souvenir Fridge Magnets ご当地マグネット

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.
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Mysterious Mossy Garden of Tokeiji Temple 東慶寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture

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.
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Onigiri (Rice Ball) Restaurant BONGO ぼんご in Tokyo

This restaurant specializes in and serves only onigiri (rice balls). It is a good experience for foreign tourists to see a chef makes fresh rice balls right in front of them. Their onigiri is bigger than usual one and use a tasty brand rice KOSHIHIKARI ...
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A Ramen Chain KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑

KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑 offers many kinds of ramen for around 440 yen - 740 yen.
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A Restaurant NINJA AKASAKA in Tokyo

NINJA AKASAKA is a restaurant with ninja amusements. Ninja will guide you to a hiding ninja village (in a building). Let's enjoy a great meal and amazing magic show too!
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KIRIN ICHIBAN FROZEN BEER is instragrammable in Japan キリン一番搾りフローズン・インスタ映え

This is draft beer topped with something frozen. It looks like ice cream, but it is not sweet or normal froth. Actually, it is icy froth which is also made of beer.
Sightseeing

Geek Shops of Secondhand Anime Figures and Video Games in Tokyo 中古フィギュア・ゲーム

Are you looking for rare figures and retro video games? Check out recommended shops below.
Culture

Mysterious and Holy Site AOYAMA CEMETERY in Tokyo 青山墓地 青山霊園

AOYAMA CEMETERY (Aoyama-bochi 青山墓地 or Aoyama-reien 青山霊園) is one of the biggest cemeteries in Tokyo, where a considerably large number of gravestones are built on the extensive grounds.
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Grilled Semi-dried Fish is a Japanese Traditional Food - 3 Recommended Restaurants in Tokyo ひもの屋、越後屋八十吉、居酒屋八丈島

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.I introduce 3 restaurants that offer himono in Tokyo.
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Fish Egg and Soft Roe (Milt) of Japanese Food - Cod, Salmon, Herring

In Japan, fish eggs (roes) and milt of salmon, cod and other fish are popular. Of course, different people have different tastes, though.
Event

Cherry Blossoms Festival at Toneri Park in Tokyo on April 6 - 7, 2019 舎人公園千本桜まつり

We are waiting for the cherry blossom (sakura 桜) festivals in Tokyo. The cherry blossom season is coming soon has come. The cherry blossom festival will be held on April 6th and 7th in this year (2019). Let's get drunk under beautiful trees!
Culture

HAPPY ASSHOLE! - A Toilet Showroom of TOTO in Tokyo is Interesting - WASHLET Means Electrical Shower Toilet Seat (Bidet)

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 Tokyo Center Showroom (TOTO東京センターショールーム).
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A strawberry and red bean rice cake ICHIGO DAIFUKU いちご大福

This is a Japanese confectionery called Ichigo Daifuku. Sweet red bean paste and a whole strawberry is coated with a sticky rice cake.
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Japanese Sea Vegetables - Nori, Wakame, Tokoroten, Mozuku, Mekabu, Aosanori, Tororo Konbu, Hijiki

Nori, a sea vegetable, is getting more common around the world these days because it is used in sushi. In Japan, we eat many kinds of sea vegetables other than nori. In this blog post, I will introduce some other popular sea vegetables to tourists in J...
Sightseeing

Daisen Backpackers in Tottori 鳥取 Prefecture 大山バックパッカーズ、大山ペンション村のゲストハウス

Are you planning to go hiking and sightseeing in Daisen-Oki National Park 大山隠岐国立公園, Tottori 鳥取 Prefecture? I recommend this cozy and pretty guest house Daisen Backpackers 大山バックパッカーズ.
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Mt. Daisen (Misen) in Daisen Oki National Park 大山隠岐国立公園 大山 (弥山)

When you visit western Japan and want to go one day hiking in the nature, I recommend Mt. Daisen 大山 in Daisen Oki National Park 大山隠岐国立公園. The National Park consists of some areas. I introduce you to Daisen area.
Sightseeing

Resort Hotel UMIBENO-KAJUEN 海辺の果樹園 in Kochi 高知 Prefecture

It like a tropical resort. The Pacific Ocean view is great from this hotel! If I ever have a girl friend, I wish we would have a wedding at this resort hotel in spring or summer.
Event

Japanese Dyed Cloths Festival SOME-NO-KOMICHI 染の小道 in Tokyo

Around Nakai 中井 Station in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo, this area is decorated with a lot of traditional dyed cloths during the festival from February 22 through 24, 2019.
Culture

Traditional Dyeing Experience at a Dyeing Studio Futaba-en 二葉苑 in Tokyo

One recommended dyeing studio Futaba-en 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.
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Self Service All-You-Can-Drink Alcoholic beverages at a Skewered Chicken Bar Restaurant YAKITORI MARUKIN in Tokyo やきとり〇金

In Japan, many bar restaurants offer all-you-can-drink alcoholic beverages. Do you want to get drunk? I know a good place in Tokyo for the people who can't read and speak Japanese.
Culture

HANKO Seal Vending Machine はんこ自動販売機

HANKO is a personal name stamp. In Japan, HANKO is used instead of signature on Japanese official documents. HANKO is also called INKAN. Why don't you make your own HANKO for souvenir?
Sightseeing

Which statue do you want to see in and around Tokyo between THE UNICORN GUNDAM and THE GREAT BUDDHA? ガンダム、大仏

There are 2 popular statues. THE UNICORN GUNDAM is located in Odaiba お台場 Tokyo. THE GREAT BUDDHA is at a temple in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture next to Tokyo.
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A Japanese Hot Pot Dish SHABU-SHABU at a restaurant ON-YASAI しゃぶしゃぶ 温野菜

This restaurant specializes in all-you-can-eat Shabu-shabu しゃぶしゃぶ. It is a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat, tofu and vegetables boiled in the soup stock and served yourself with dipping sauces.
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Satisfactory 500 Yen Meals in Japan

I write about various topics on this blog. Now, I'll try another Satisfactory 500 Yen Meals in Japan in this blog.500 JPY =4.63 USD3.72 GBP4.19 EUR6.74 AUD7.26 NZD6.14 CAD(as of 16 September, 2019)
Culture

Collect Seals GOSHUIN 御朱印 of Shrines and Temples in Japan

When you keep visiting shrines and temples in Japan many times to collect their seals in an accordion book as shown the above will become into your treasure which is mysterious and artistic book like ancient manuscripts.
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Japanese Craft Beer in Tokyo - Recommended Pub / Bar Restaurant

Are you looking for Japanese craft beer in Tokyo? I know good bars and an event in downtown Tokyo.
Sightseeing

Mt. Mitake 御岳山 and Musashi Mitake-jinja Shrine 武蔵御嶽神社 in Tokyo 東京

Mt. Mitake 御岳山 (929m, 3047ft) is really popular sightseeing and hiking place in Tokyo. I have been there a few times. It is called Mitakesan in Japanese. Hiking to Mt. Mitake is easy if you use bus and cable car from the bottom of the mountain.
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Yummy Burgers in Japan

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! !
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Eat the Moving Squid Arms at a Bar Restaurant IKA CENTER イカセンター in Tokyo - Calamari 烏賊

A Japanese bar restaurant IKA CENTER イカセンター specializes in fresh squid sashimi. (Squid is called IKA in Japanese.) Some squids are kept alive in the fish tank of the restaurant. Immediately after the customer orders, it is sliced as sashimi.
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Reasonable Ramen Restaurant HIDAKAYA 日高屋

I have often had food at a chain restaurant HIDAKAYA 日高屋. You can choose from a variety of reasonable foods such as ramen, gyoza (dumpling), and many kinds of fried foods. There are so many restaurants in and around Tokyo. Most of them are located close ...
Sightseeing

Hostel, Guest house, Backpackers in Tokyo Japan

This blog page introduces international tourists to recommended accommodation in central Tokyo.
Food

All-You-Can-Drink 100 Kinds of Plum Wine (梅酒 Umeshu) in Kitasenju 北千住 Tokyo - Puedo Bar プエドバル

Plum wine is called Umeshu 梅酒 in Japanese.
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The best udon I have ever had is Udon Honjin YAMADAYA in Kagawa Prefecture. うどん本陣 山田家 讃岐本店

A udon shop Udon Honjin YAMADAYA うどん本陣 山田家 has delicious udon in addition to traditional Japanese style residence that was used in 1751-1829.
Culture

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

MATSUNOYU 松の湯 in Tokyo is a public bath. It has old retro baths. Japanese people feel nostalgic atmosphere there. This type of public bath is getting rarer and rarer these days.
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Chicken on a Skewer (YAKITORI), Lightly Seared Chicken, Crunchy Chicken mixed with Japanese Ume Plum Paste 焼き鳥、鶏肉のたたき、梅水晶 - TORITETSU とり鉄

Have you eaten something very Japanese?I would introduce 3 different types of Japanese local foods to tourists from foreign countries. I think some people might dislike them because of the uniqueness in texture.