Japan Course

Food

Enjoy Japanese Wagyu 和牛 Beef at Standing Bar in Tokyo! YAKINIKU (Barbecue) JIROUMARU 立喰い焼肉 治郎丸

Do you want to try Japanese Wagyu beef inexpensively?You can enjoy eating many kinds of domestically produced Japanese beef at a standing barbecue chain.
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Firefly Squid ホタルイカ at Japanese Restaurants / Bars

Firefly squid is a common food at Japanese eating places such as Japanese sushi / restaurants / bars (called IZAKAYA). It is known as the sparking squid in the ocean.I sometimes eat it. It is called ホタルイカ(ほたるいか)Hotaruika in Japanese.
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MOTSU-NABE もつ鍋 is a Japanese hotpot that is local food of Hakata 博多 City Fukuoka 福岡

A bar restaurant chain HAKATA-GEKIJO 博多劇場 offers low priced beef Motsu-nabe. 牛もつ鍋Their restaurants are mainly located in and around Tokyo.
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Japanese Raw Egg is Safe to Eat. 生卵(生玉子)、温泉玉子(温泉卵)

In Japan, we often eat raw eggs, typically those of chicken or quail. Many types of dishes are served with raw egg or a half boiled egg.
Culture

Singing Karaoke Alone in Spaceship Capsule

Are you traveling Japan?Do you want to go to karaoke?Two recommended karaoke establishments are below.
Food

Standing Bar: Tachinomi-Takioka 立飲み-たきおか in Ueno 上野 Tokyo

I went to a standing bar with a friend in Ueno 上野 Tokyo. We had a good time and spent only 4100 yen for the both of us. l will write about the food and drinks that we had in this blog below.
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If you want to drive by go-kart (go-cart) in Japan, please bring an international driver's license.

I often talk and get a drink with tourists at hostels in Tokyo. When I ask them what they want to do in Japan, many people say that they plan to rent a go-kart and drive on a public road.
Sightseeing

Artistic Light Museums in Tokyo: Produced by teamLab

When I ask foreign tourists where they want go in Tokyo many people say that they plan to go to the museum of teamLab.
Food

Ranking of Reasonable Pork Bowls in Tokyo 豚丼

I prefer pork bowl to beef bowl. This is my ranking of pork bowl.
Event

Artistic Female Photo Exhibition 2019 in Harajuku Tokyo 筋肉・ふともも・写真・東京原宿

This photo exhibition specializes in female beauty. 💗
Event

NABE (Japanese style hot pod or stew) Festival in Hibiya 日比谷 Tokyo - ご当地鍋フェスティバル

This event is held once a year in Tokyo.More than 20 different kinds of Nabe (hot pod) from all over Japan are available during the festival.You can also enjoy other various foods such as barbecue, deep fried food, sake, beer and much more.
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Delicious Liver Meat Dish in Tokyo: Sauteed Pork or Chicken Liver and Chive ニラレバ定食 (レバニラ)

If you like eating liver meat I highly recommend 2 restaurants below in Tokyo. They offer great food!
Food

My Favorite Rice Crackers: REKKA-WASABI 烈火わさび, HAPPYTURN ハッピーターン

I recommend you try 2 types of Japanese popular cheap and unique snacks.
Sightseeing

Discover Flying Penguins in the Sky of Ikebukuro 池袋 Tokyo Japan 空飛ぶペンギン

A Fairy Tale:Someone seriously claimed that penguins can fly in the sky.(All photos in this page are not fake!)
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Udon of MARUGAME SEIMEN in Japan 丸亀製麺 うどん

I go to this udon restaurant once or twice a month.
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Tips for Traveling in Tokyo: Useful 1-day, 48, 72-hours Train / Subway Pass 都営地下鉄・東京メトロ共通一日乗車券

If you go to many shopping and sightseeing places around downtown Tokyo only for a day, it is a good idea to buy 1-day train pass.
Culture

What do you want to buy as souvenirs when you leave Japan? How about TOKYO BANANA, Cute Magnet or Japanese Lantern?

Are you looking for souvenirs in Japan?
Food

Octopus Dumplings TAKOYAKI たこ焼き

Takoyaki is octopus dumplings and it is a popular snak like a junk food but tasty.
Culture

What do you want to buy as souvenirs when you leave Japan? How about Socks, Kimono, Replica Food?

I often heard that many tourists from foreign countries bought Japanese colorful socks, low priced kimono and replica food.
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Popular Sashimi Restaurants in Tokyo - YONPACHIGYOJOU 四十八漁場, KAPPOU SAITOU 割烹さいとう

I often go to seafood restaurants in Tokyo. I will introduce two recommended restaurants below.
News

Attention! Japan's Google Maps got worse!

When Google was using map data from Japan's the most excellent mapmaker ZENRIN, the quality of Google Maps was really good.But now, they probably stop using it. Instead, they use their own map data for Google Maps.The accuracy of Japanese Google Maps ...
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Two Unique Shrines are KANDAMYOUJIN 神田明神 in Tokyo and KANAMARA-SAMA かなまら様 in Kawasaki 川崎 City.

There are 2 unique and popular shrines in and around Tokyo.
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Deep-Fried Breaded Pork Cutlet TONKATSU / Ham Cutlet HAMUKATSU トンカツ, ハムカツ

I will introduce 2 types of deep-fried breaded cutlets. These are pork cutlet TONKATSU and ham cutlet HAMUKATSU.
Sightseeing

Modern and Traditional Japanese Entertainment Show Places in Tokyo - ROBOT RESTAURANT ロボットレストラン, KAGUWA 香和, TAKARAZUKA REVUE 宝塚歌劇

I recommend 3 show places in Tokyo. Please look over this blog below.
Culture

Japanese Dog SHIBAINU (SHIBAKEN) 柴犬 and Mameshiba 豆柴

Shibainu 柴犬 is traditional Japanese dog. (It is also called Shibaken)
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Do you know what Japanese sashimi is? Horse, Whale, Chicken Vegetables Sashimi

These days, sashimi is a Japanese food that is becoming more popular around the world, and it is usually comprised of thinly-sliced raw seafood. Actually, sashimi is not always made with raw seafood.This blog post will introduce some other types of sa...
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Standing Sake Bars in Tokyo - ANAGURA 窖, KIMIJIMAYA 君嶋屋, SUZUDEN 鈴傳 - 日本酒

Let's go to recommended sake stores (standing bars), and try paid sake tasting!Standing bars are much more reasonable than typical seating style places.The reason is that customers don't want to keep standing and staying for long periods of time, and ...
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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

If you go to Oyama Afuri Shrine at autumn leaves season, it is a good idea to stop by Oyama-dera Temple. The area of the temple is lit up once a year.
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 byOyama 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 resta...
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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・飲み放題・イタリアン

Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan?How about Italian food instead?A course (10 items) dinnerwith all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages costs 5000 yen.(5500 yen including tax)Delicious and cost effective!This restaurant is lo...
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.These are made from resin andthey are hard and look heavy like cerami...
Sightseeing

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

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 おにぎり・おむすび

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 the counter. (There is no table seats.)Their onigiri is bigger than usual one and ...
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Ramen Chain KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑 - 中華そば, ラーメン, Gyoza Dumplings 餃子, Dipping Ramen つけめん

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 忍者・赤坂

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 somethingfrozen. It looks like ice cream, but it is not soft serve ice cream or normalfroth.Actually, it is icy froth which is also made of beer.
Sightseeing

Secondhand Anime Figures and Video Games Stores for Geeks in Tokyo 中古フィギュア・テレビゲーム

Are you looking for rare figures and retro video games?Check out recommended stores 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 biggestcemeteries in Tokyo, where a considerably large number of gravestones are built on the extensive grounds.They look like mysterious and holy remains of stones. AOYAMA CEMETER...