- Robata YakiRobata yaki is a way of cooking, usually grilling your food over coal. I've had this amazing experience of robata yaki when I visited Hokkaido. The region that's famous for this style cooking is no other than Kushiro Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jan 30, 2016
- YokohamaThe beginning of the end for my time in Japan really started back at the beginning of 2014. Knowing it was my last year on the program I'd signed up to attend the leavers conference in Yokohama. An annual 2-day Posted by DKJM74 in Japan and Beyond with Damon and Haru | Jan 26, 2016
- Seriously?!?Let us know if anyone want us to bring them back some $70 strawberries, $1400 rice cooker, or $850 kids school backpack.
[img=http://photos.travell Posted by luluandkiki in Supertrip 2016 | Jan 25, 2016
- Thayda's favorite thing so far...Many of you probably know about the high tech toilets in Japan but experiencing them for the first time is pretty funny! Thayda thinks the heated seats, music function, and different water stream options are hilarious. So funny in Posted by luluandkiki in Supertrip 2016 | Jan 23, 2016
- Tsukiji Fish MarketThanks to jet lag we were up at 4:30 am and went to Tsukiji Fish Market. Tsukiji market is one of the largest wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in Tokyo and it is controlled chaos! From piles of Posted by luluandkiki in Supertrip 2016 | Jan 23, 2016
- Welcome to Japan!We made it! The flight was great and thanks to some serious tail winds we landed in Tokyo almost an hour early. Keaton and Thayda have been travel superstars so far with hardly any complaints.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/800209/6b693f2f-f..f Posted by luluandkiki in Supertrip 2016 | Jan 20, 2016
- Hikone Hanami and Hiking HieizanI suspect the word 'last' is going to creep into these next few entries quite a bit, and it begins here with my last hanami (Spring cherry blossom viewing). Which I'll cover briefly as I have A LOT of catching Posted by DKJM74 in Japan and Beyond with Damon and Haru | Jan 26, 2016
- Hakodate Lucky PierrotSo you came all the way to Hakodate and I bet the last thing on your mind would be having a hamburger. Yes, you did not read it wrong, I'm talking about hambugers. Everyone thinks Hakodate is all Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jan 15, 2016
- Hakodate Shio RamenHakodate's shio ramen is also a local cuisine eaten among locals. When you think of Hokkaido you would think of miso ramen and not shio but for Hakodate, shio ramen is the way to go. The soup base Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jan 5, 2016
- Cisco RiceCisco rice is a really awesome dish you can find in Hakodate. Though this dish is only featured at one restaurant near the Red Brick district, locals (especially students) frequent this joint. So what is this Cisco Rice? Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jan 4, 2016
- Chanchan YakiHello, I am back with a dish that is famous in the Hokkaido region called "chan chan yaki". You might all ask, "so what is this "chan chan yaki?" No worries, I am here to tell you all Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jan 2, 2016
- Tako ShabuI have finally gotten the chance to travel to Wakkanai and try one of their local cuisines. One might think that it is not worth riding the train for 5+ hours from Sapporo just to get here to eat Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Dec 19, 2015
- What can you learn from Traveling Solo?Well for one, it took me a while to write this reflection about my trip to Japan. I took this trip to quench my fear about loneliness (I get moody on Sundays). This is pretty ironic if you think about Posted by ibeyuranh in Japan November 2015 | Dec 15, 2015
- Ika YakiIka yaki is one of many great foods in Osaka. You might of heard of the other kinds of yaki which Osaka serves like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki but these two aren't the only food in Osaka which has the Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Dec 13, 2015
- Kasu UdonKasu udon is an Osaka classic dish. When people hear the word Osaka, one might immediately think of takoyaki and okonomiyaki but never udon. However, udon is something really common in Osaka and most of the people here Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Nov 28, 2015
- Kiritanpo NabeKiritanpo Nabe is a dish famous in the Northern part of Akita prefecture. Kiritanpo is a type of food made resembling the form of a sausage. Unlike sausages, kiritanpo is made out of rice mashed into a paste Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Nov 1, 2015
- Week 13: Japan: Okinawa/NaritaWeek 13: Japan: Okinawa/Narita
Friday 9th -Thursday 15th October
Yukari had work, works at a special needs school. Yoshi has day off which is good of him. He and Marina took us to the famous Shuri castle It was Posted by Jaammpacked in Jaampacked intrepid journey | Oct 21, 2015
- CelebrationsI am delighted, overjoyed, over the moon to announce the arrival of my first grandchild, a son born to Mami and James at about 1 pm Tokyo time today, Sunday 18th October 2015. Many, many congratulations and love Posted by MalcolmB in Mal's Asia Trip 2015 | Oct 18, 2015
- ChamponChampon is another Nagasaki delicacy. Unlike Sara-udon, this dish is a soup noodle dish. The broth itself is made with chicken and pig bones and topped with seafood and vegetables. The noodles used is the thick type Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 17, 2015
- Sara-udonIn Nagasaki prefecture there is a mysterious dish called Sara-udon. Though this dish seems to be everywhere you go in Nagasaki, the easiest place to find it will be the Chinatown in Nagasaki city. This dish consists of Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 11, 2015
- Kawara SobaKawara soba or roof-tile soba is a Yamaguchi prefecture delicacy. The soba is made of tea and that's what gives it the green colour. On top of the Kawara soba are tamago yaki shreds (omlette shreds), minced beef, Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 4, 2015
- Beni-Shouga no TempuraBeni-shouga is one of the most famous side dishes in Japanese culture when eating gyu-don (beef rice bowl). Beni-shouga is the neon pinkish pickles ginger shreds that is commonly found in gyudonya san (shop that serves beef rice bowls) Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Oct 4, 2015
- Week 11: Japan-Nagoya/Osaka/Yokkaichi/YokohamaWeek 11: Japan-Nagoya/Osaka/Yokkaichi/Yokohama
Fri 25th Sept - Thurs 2nd Oct
Raining heavily so donned ponchos for 7 min walk to station. Wet! Must rain often here as have seen lots of cute umbrella drying contraptions at shop fronts.
Jonny Posted by Jaammpacked in Jaampacked intrepid journey | Oct 2, 2015
- Mapo YakisobaMapo Yakisoba is one of many soul food people who live in the prefecture Miyagi eat. What makes this dish so interesting is that other parts of Japan has never thought of adding Mapo Tofu to noodles, only rice. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Sep 30, 2015
- Week 10: Japan- Tokyo/Fuji/ShizuokaWeek 10: Japan- Tokyo/Fuji/Shizuoka
Friday 18th Sept - fri 25th
Flew Hong Kong-Shanghai-Tokyo with China Eastern. Good flights, bit budget, old buses across tarmac.
lost another hour, now 3 hours after NZ.
Plane announcement said it i Posted by Jaammpacked in Jaampacked intrepid journey | Sep 29, 2015