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TOKYO: Unidentified Street Food Candy

It's 'Anzu-Ame'.


Apr 19, 2014
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Imported food/beverage tips for LOCALS

How about 'Niku no Hanamasa'?


It's pro-use shop.
They handle some imported items.

Oct 26, 2013
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Tokyo - Ramen without Pork?

Shinyokohama Raumen Museum serves no-pork ramen.

Muslim & Vegetarian Menus at Shinyokohama Raumen Museum

Oct 24, 2013
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Hiyashi chuka and/or somen outside of summer time


The hiyashi chuka they serve is said to be an original.

Sep 11, 2013
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Tsukiji outer market - recommended vendors?

I usually go these shops,

Fish, Club, Oyster,
Saito-Suisan: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/modules/shop...

Miyake-Shoten: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/modules/shop...

Akiyama-Shoten: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/modules/shop...

Niboshi, konbu,
Kotobukiya-Shoten: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/modules/shop...

Tsukiji Miyuki-Do: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/modules/shop...

Yoshizawa-Shoten: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/modules/shop...

Aug 16, 2013
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Where & What to eat while in Japan

When you are in Nagoya, please try Kishi-men.
I prefer Nabe-yaki style Kishi-men with Aka-miso soup.
Nabe-yaki Udon is a food in winter.
But never mind, It's tasty. Definitely.

Aug 08, 2013
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One lunch, two breakfasts and two dinners in Tokyo. What is a girl to do?

My favorite is Iwasa-Zushi in Tsukiji.
When I go to Tsukiji, everytime have lunch in there.
I usually order 'Jo Nigiri' Y2,600.

Apr 24, 2013
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Japanese Cheese - Where to buy?

How about 'Atelier de Fromage'.
They have shop in Minami Aoyama.

Apr 13, 2013
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Help! Advice on Shochu Tour of Kyushu?

I found some web pages about shochu in Kagoshima.
Do those urls good for you?

Kagoshima Travel Guide: Shochu Spirits

Study Field Trip to a Shochu (Distilled Spirit) Cellar [Meiji Kura

Satsuma Shuzo

Satsuma Kinzangura

Mar 26, 2013
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Best sake brewery tour near tokyo?

I have never been this saka-gura, but I like Sawanoi.

http://www.sawanoi-sake.com/ (Japanese


Information in English.



#Please search this page with a word 'Sawanoi'.

Mar 13, 2013
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Food Gift for a Japanese Person

Come from near Tokyo.
So, How about 'Hiyoko', 'Hato Sablé', 'Bunmeido Castella'.
Actually these are not a gourmet sweets, but have something for Japanese.

 Hiyoko (銘菓 ひよこ:chick-formed bean-jam bun )

 Hato Sablé (鳩サブレー:pigion-shaped biscuit
)  http://www.hato.co.jp/hato/

 Bunmeido Castella (文明堂のカステラ:sponge cake
)  http://www.bunmeido.co.jp/

Or Yatsuhashi is a famous Kyoto souvenir.

 Nama-Yatsuhashi (生八橋:soft yatsuhashi
)  http://www.shogoin.co.jp/pro/03.html

And that, in Kyoto, there are a lot of cute items.
For example this is a Japanese handkerchief shop.

 Eirakuya (永楽屋 細辻伊兵衛商店
) http://www.eirakuya.jp/


May be you will find a lot of attractive items during your Kyoto trip.

have fun. :-)

Mar 09, 2013
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Food Gift for a Japanese Person

It is a surprise gift isn't it?
May be a key is her home town.
Do you know which prefecture is she from?

Mar 06, 2013
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Hotel New Otani Tokyo

I recommend you go Nadaman (なだ万).
Nadaman is very nice.
5 minutes walk from the hotel, there is a good Okonomi-yaki restaurant Botejyu.

Botejyu (ぼてぢゅう)

Feb 27, 2013
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Looking for a Spanish Restaurant in Tokyo

How about Las Tres Ramas?
It's in Hiroo. But it worth to take a train.
Las Tres Ramas is a bar, but not a standing style.
Every tapas are very tasty.

Las Tres Ramas

Sorry, it's Japanese.
Please ask your fiancee to check the page.

I recommend you to make a reservation.

Jan 19, 2013
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Fall 2012 in Tokyo

Are you in Japan?
Famous Japanese seasonal food in Autumn are Sanma(mackerel pike), Kuri(chestnut), Matsutake(mushroom), Kaki(sharon fruit), Zuwai-gani(snow crab).
If you are interested in sushi, how about Tsukiji Fish Market.

Tsukiji Fish Market(Inside):

Tsukiji Fish Market(Outside):

have fun!

Nov 22, 2012
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