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  • Pepper Lunch Pepper Lunch is a famous restaurant chain in Japan which serves meat, mostly steaks. The brand was first established in Tokyo and since then has grown into a international fast food brand for steak. You can find Pepper Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 19, 2017
  • KishimenKishimen is a flat and thick-cut noodle dish famous in Nagoya. The broth is very refreshing because it is a mix between the Kansai and Kanto style of Japan. In the Kanto region, things a much more sweet Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 19, 2017
  • HitsumabushiWhen people talk about Japan, unagi (eel) is something that usually pops into people's mind. Like sushi, Japan is very famous for their unagi and usually the image we have its a tender slice of eel with sweet sauce Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 7, 2017
  • Miso Nikomi UdonMiso Nikomi Udon is one of Nagoya's most famous comfort foods. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they know about the dish and love it. So, what makes the Miso Nikomi Udon so Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 6, 2017
  • DoteniThe doteni is the Nagoya version of doteyaki (Osaka famous B class gourmet). Although both doteni and doteyaki are sweet and the colours look the same, the sauce is made from different ingredients. In this post I will Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jul 24, 2017
  • Miso KatsuLike all other parts of Japan, Aichi people are also fascinated with pork and what is a better way to eat pork than deep-frying them into cutlets like the rest of Japan? Now, here is the catch. Unlike Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jul 22, 2017
  • "I like your T-Shirt!" Having left Dubai at a disgustingly early 2:50am (and being told by the air hostess that she loved my T-Shirt, not realising it was actually dedicated to Copenhagen, despite the red blob loo Posted by kmmk17 in Kevin's Travels | Sep 2, 2013
  • Some observations of Japanese cultureObservation of Japanese culture Japanese communication is centered around a strict hierarchical system which defines how people communicate with each other based on age, gender, seniority, etc. As an outsider, one can observe polite interactions b Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 19, 2010
  • The pilgrimage to Mt. KoyaMt.Koya After spending an hour at the tourist information quizzing the lady about everything from bus and train schedules to accommodation and trail maps around Mt. Koya and Kumano Kodo, I left the office laden with brochures and maps. I really, Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 19, 2010
  • From Kyoto to NaraKyoto/Nara <b></b> I am sitting at the YH in Nara, looking back at the last couple of days. The ferry ride from Otaru to Maizuru was smooth and relaxing as I had hoped. Unfortunately, the weather in Otaru was cold and rainy Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 13, 2010
  • Daisetsuzan National Park and lavender fieldsHokkaido It is a cold and rainy day in Sapporo and Otaru where I am waiting at the ferry terminal for my 23.30 ferry to Maizuru. Come to think of that; it has been exactly one week since I took the Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 11, 2010
  • Mt. FujiMachida City/Mt. Fuji Quick, quick - I am watching the Argentina-Germany soccer game and have 15 minutes to update my blog. It already has been 5 days that I am in Japan. I am enjoying my stay with Hiroe Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 1, 2010
  • TokyoOur plane was a BOAC Boeing 707 and we boarded it at 11.20. Again we were searched for guns and our bags were searched. The sky had hardly any clouds in it and we could see the ground below nearly Posted by hillbillyramsey in Hilary's Travelpod blog | Sep 26, 1972
  • Yasukuni ShrineWhilst in Tokyo, we spent a day in the Imperial Palace Gardens and at the Yasukuni Shrine. The Imperial Palace, is where their Majesties the Emperor and Empress reside. This is in the very heart of Tokyo and the palace Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Mar 5, 2015
  • Mount FujiLeaving Takayama we travelled via Nagoya to Tokyo and the train line ran about 30 miles south of Mount Fuji. On the way, we were fortunate enough to get a wonderful view of a superb looking mountain, but the Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Mar 3, 2015
  • Departing Japan from TokyoBefore we arrived in Japan, we did a fair amount of research and we also met a few travellers that gave us some useful tips about the country. Some of the tips were great, with hindsight, the comment that sticks Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Mar 6, 2015
  • TakayamaHaving arrived in Fukuoka, visited 'The Peace Memorial' in Hiroshima and gasped at the prices in Kyoto, we headed north east, away from any major cities into the mountains. Takayama is a small town in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Feb 28, 2015
  • A day out in OsakaOsaka did not have any real attraction but as it was on the way we dipped our toe in for the day. We both have a love of animals, preferably not in captivity, but as Osaka has one of the largest Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Feb 26, 2015
  • Kyoto - The imperial capital of JapanKyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu and was the imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years. Due to its historic value, the city was removed from the list Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Feb 27, 2015
  • Fukuoka City TourWe chose Fukuoka as a starting point in Japan, as it was a short plane hop from South Korea, and it took us into South West Japan. This created a straight line route up towards Tokyo via other major attractions Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Feb 23, 2015
  • Hiroshima - 1st Atomic BombWe left Fukuoka on Japan's Shinkansen high speed bullet train heading 284 Km (176 miles) north east to Hiroshima - we were a little disappointed the journey was just over the hour Lol. We actually both felt quite nervous on Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Feb 24, 2015
  • Nervous start to JapanI think it fair to say we are getting worse at flying - this maybe due to the recent unfortunate plane crashes on airlines we use, and from airports we frequent. Today did not help things when we had Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 2 | Feb 22, 2015
  • Chasing Sakura in Japan Part 1I put Japan on my bucket list after talking to Harumi while in Fairbanks AK chasing the Northern Lights. She convinced me that visiting Japan during cherry blossom season would be the best time. I checked on the Internet and Posted by vegasmike6 in Mike's Adventures | Jun 22, 2017
  • NagasakiYesterday we got up and transferred to Nagasaki, which took most of the day. Our hotel was near China town in Nagasaki, so we went to eat Chinese food and roamed through a shopping district. Today, we got up Posted by debnrob98 in Tripping with the Niles' | Jun 16, 2017
  • Nara and Fushimi Inari ShrineToday we got up and took the train to Nara. We rode a local bus to. Are Park where Nara deer roam freely throughout and around the park. Garrett got deer crackers to feed them, and they were quite aggressive. Posted by debnrob98 in Tripping with the Niles' | Jun 14, 2017
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