Ueno 上野

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Japanese Teishoku Restaurant YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) in Japan offers Beef Sukiyaki すき焼き, Chicken Namban チキン南蛮

A restaurant chain YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) offers many kinds of meals.Especially, I like their chicken namban. It is yummy!
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Fresh Tuna Bowl at a Seafood Restaurant ISOMARU SUISAN 磯丸水産 - まぐろ丼・海鮮丼

They specializes in grilled seafood, and also offer good many kinds of seafood bowls.When you want to have a break during your trip in day time, this restaurant is good place to rest instead of staying expensive cafes.
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Vegetable Ramen at a Restaurant FUKUSHIN 福しん in Tokyo

FUKUSHIN 福しん is inexpensive Chinese restaurant.I often used to go there when I was tired after a busy day in my twenties. After many years, I made an impromptu visit back because I wanted to reminisce by eating this restaurant's tasty food.
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All 160 Yen Sushi at a Conveyor-belt Sushi Restaurant OOEDO 大江戸 in Shinjuku 新宿 and Okachimachi 御徒町 Tokyo - 回転寿司

There is a 160-yen sushi restaurant where you can buy everything for 160 yen including tax.160 yen foods usually have two pieces of sushi on a dish, but high quality sushi foods have one piece of sushi on a dish. They are still inexpensive.
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Beef Bowl Chain Restaurant MATSUYA 松屋 - 牛めし(牛丼) カルビ焼肉定食 カレギュウ Curry Rice

One of the popular beef bowl chain restaurants is MATSUYA 松屋. They offer beef bowl and several kinds of set meals.The set meals have several slices of meat, rice, salad and miso soup.
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Sea Cucumber is Common Food at Sushi Restaurant and Izakaya (Japanese Style Bar) in Japan なまこ

Sea cucumber is called Namako なまこ / ナマコ in Japanese.Thinly sliced fresh (raw) sea cucumber is used for a kind of Japanese vinegared food. It is usually served with ponzu sauce (citrus-flavored soy sauce).
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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.
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Grilled Pork 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 ...
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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.
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Where to eat Matcha Sweets in Tokyo

I will introduce some matcha cafes.
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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...
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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.
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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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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.
Culture

Singing Karaoke Alone in Spaceship Capsule

Are you traveling Japan?Do you want to go to karaoke?Two recommended karaoke establishments are below.
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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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Ranking of Reasonable Pork Bowl in Tokyo

I prefer pork bowl to beef bowl. This is my ranking of pork bowl.
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My Favorite Rice Crackers: REKKA-WASABI 烈火わさび, HAPPYTURN ハッピーターン

I recommend you try 2 kinds of Japanese popular cheap and unique snacks.
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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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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...
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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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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)
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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 IKAin Japanese.)Some squids are kept alive in the fish tank of the restaurant.Immediately after the customer orders, it is sliced as sashimi.I have been t...
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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 to ...
Sightseeing

Hostel, Guest house, Backpackers in Tokyo Japan

This blog page introduces international tourists to recommended accommodation in central Tokyo.
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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.
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Super Spicy Ramen - MOUKO TANMEN NAKAMOTO 蒙古タンメン中本 in Tokyo 激辛ラーメン

If you really like spicy food, you should go to a ramen restaurant MOUKO TANMEN NAKAMOTO 蒙古タンメン中本.They specialize intasty and super spicy ramen.
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Low Priced Lunch and Happy Hour of Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト

When you want to take a break from sightseeing or shopping in Japan, you can rest at this restaurant for a while. It is not necessary to order food there if you order a drink.Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト has more than 1300 restaurants in Japan. ...
Culture

A Kotatsu is a Japanese traditional table used in during winter. こたつ

Many Japanese people use this traditional table which is called Kotatsu こたつ.The table is covered by a thick blanket like in the picture above.
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Standing Bar BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 in Tokyo - Izakaya 居酒屋・Reasonable Japanese Food

Standing Bar BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 in TokyoThis bar is still unknown spot for international tourists.BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 is really popular with local people.Most of the dishes cost between 130 and 310 yen. Only a few kinds of dishes are 490 yen.
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A Type of Noodles - NAGASAKI CHAMPON 長崎ちゃんぽん of RINGERHUT リンガーハット

I know there are many kinds of noodles in the world. When someone asks me what my favorite is, I choose Japanese CHAMPON ちゃんぽん.If you love eating ramen and haven't yet heard of or tried CHAMPON, you should try it while traveling in Japan.I will give y...
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Gyoza OHSHO 餃子の王将 - Ramen and Chinese Food Restaurant Chain in Japan ラーメン・炒飯

Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan?If so, I recommend this Chinese food restaurant chain Gyoza OHSHO 餃子の王将.
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Deep-Fried Food on a Skewer at KUSHIKATSU TANAKA 串カツ田中 all over Japan 串揚げ

Deep-fried foodon a skewerA restaurant chain Kushikatu Tanaka 串カツ田中 which is good for non-smokers.
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Tempura Restaurant Chain TENDON TENYA in Japan - 天丼てんや・天ぷら

TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. Taste very good!Tendon is a bowl of rice topped with several pieces of tempura with a special sauce.
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Japanese Bar Restaurant TORIKIZOKU 居酒屋 鳥貴族 - 焼き鳥 Grilled chicken on a skewer

A 298-yen bar restaurant chain TORIKIZOKU 鳥貴族 offers all food items and beverages for 298 yen. They use domestically produced chicken, vegetables and so on.This chain has more than 600 branches in Japan. There are many branches in and around Tokyo 東京 ...
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Hanamaru Udon はなまるうどん - Noodles, Tempura 天ぷら

Hanamaru Udon is large udon chain restaurant. They offer inexpensive udon all over Japan. I like their udon borth and tempura. They offer many kinds of Udon and tempura. Udon costs from 150 yen. A piece of tempura costs 100 yen to more.
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A beef bowl chain YOSHINOYA 吉野家 also offers pork bowl, curry rice and veggie meal 牛丼・豚丼・カレー・ベジ定食

This beef bowl chain has more than 1200 restaurants all over Japan. It could be easy for international tourists to find the restaurant, if you walk around downtown of big city like Tokyo 東京, Osaka 大阪 and so on.