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.
Food

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 400 yen - 800 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.
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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.
Food

Grilled Semi-dried Fish is a Japanese Traditional Food 魚の干物、焼き魚

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...
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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.
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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.
Food

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?
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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.
Food

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.
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.
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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.
Food

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 ...
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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

A bar restaurant offers all-you-can-drink plum wine. You can get free refills from 100 Kinds of plum wine. 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? I will take the ...
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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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Lightly Seared Chicken, Crunchy Chicken mixed with Japanese Ume Plum Paste 鶏肉のたたき 梅水晶

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.
Culture

Sushi Making Experience at UOGASHI-SUSHI in Tokyo 東京 魚がし寿司 寿司握り体験

Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo sometimes 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.
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All-You-Can-Eat Natto at SENDAIYA in Tokyo せんだい屋

If you like natto, I highly recommend you go to a natto shop SENDAIYA せんだい屋 in Tokyo. They offer all-you-can-eat natto.
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Nishigawa Flower Park in Konan City Kochi Prefecture 高知県香南市 西川花公園

Let's go to see wonderful flowers at Nishigawa Flower Park in Kochi Prefecture! 西川花公園(高知県) Flower festival starts from March 17, 2019.
Culture

Watching a Sumo Practice at TAMANOI-BEYA in Tokyo 東京 玉ノ井部屋 相撲 稽古見学

SUMO 相撲 When you attend this tour, you can get to see the sumo wrestlers on the sumo field very close from the seats.
Food

The Best Whitebait Bowl is in Kochi 高知 Prefecture (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼 / Dorome どろめ)

This set meal of Whitebait (Baby sardine) Bowl is only 600 yen. Super low price and delicious!