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Best Summer Foods in Japan images

Best Summer Foods in Japan

Here is a list of my favorite summer foods in Japan (in no particular order):* Yakiniku (焼肉), or Korean-style barbeque. Although it's available all year around, it somehow just tastes better when cooked and eaten outdoors, especially in the garden or at the beach.* Somen (そうめん) …(239 words)

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Andrea Miyata

Have your point card ready images

Have your point card ready

If you happen to have a point card, rebate ticket or coupon for the particular shop, get it out in advance because you won't have time to look for it when you reach the cashier.(35 words)

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Kenji

Curry,Tendon & Onigiri for vegetarians images

Curry,Tendon & Onigiri for vegetarians

If you like a Indian curry, I recommend you a vegetable curry with rice or nan. More cheep japanese vegetarian food is a Tendon(rice-bowl with vegetable tempura/flitter) or Onigiri(Musubi). I think it's a fast food & ceep one. If you want to have Tendon, Tenya(天や)shop is ceepest one(about \5…(75 words)

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Kommy

Lunch time to 2 PM at nearby YURAKU-CHO Station images

Lunch time to 2 PM at nearby YURAKU-CHO Station

In Kokusai-forum open square nearby YURAKU-CHO Station in Tokyo, you can get a lunch at food-truck on every day lunch time to 2 PM. It changes every day, you can get a another lunch that is various international foods.(38 words)

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Kommy

Tantakatan images

Tantakatan

The green shiso leaf, a herb in the mint family, is the base of an interesting alternative Japanese liquor. Personally I prefer it on the rocks with an umeboshi (pickled plum), but you can also mix it with crushed ice, tonic and fresh shiso leaves for a Japanese-style mojito. Part of the fun is get…(66 words)

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iensu

Sakura images

Sakura

With the spring comes sakura, the cherry blossoms, and with the sakura comes seasonal sakura-flavoured food and drinks: ice cream, chocolate, beer, tea, salt, frappuccino, you name it. Give them a try!(32 words)

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iensu

Denny's here is better than those in the U.S. images

Denny's here is better than those in the U.S.

I like Denny's, and in my opinion, they are better than Denny's restaurants in the U.S. At least, it serves nicer lunch and dinner menus. On the other hand, they don't serve breakfast outside of morning hours.http://www.dennys.co.jp/(43 words)

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ToshiA

Recommendation at a convenience store images

Recommendation at a convenience store

I personally would recommend the obentos. The obentos sold at convenience stores such as 7 Eleven, Lawson, Family mart have very nutritious selection of bentos. You will always find at least one dish of vegetables, meat and rice. They are all very fresh as well. You could get a bento everyday and y…(75 words)

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Jules

Yakitori restaurants in Tokyo images

Yakitori restaurants in Tokyo

I would recommend strongly a restaurant named Torigin. It is a very famous yakitori restaurant in Ginza. They serve the best yakitori I have ever eaten. They not only serve yakitori but also "kamameshi", which is basically Japanese fried rice. It is served in a little iron pot, so stays hot till yo…(75 words)

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Jules

Recommendation for where to buy O-kashi in Tokyo images

Recommendation for where to buy O-kashi in Tokyo

There is a very reasonable snack store called "O-kashi no machi". This place sells all the snacks and japanese snacks you could imagine in Japan, for a very reasonable price. You could find "surume ika" which is dried squid or shredded cheese or potato chips and many more.(48 words)

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Jules

The two processes you should know images

The two processes you should know

In general, ramen stores have two distinct ways of ordering. Some stores have ticket machines at the entrance or outside the store. By looking at the menu, you should pick a ramen that you like, insert the money and press the botton with the ramen that corresponds to the one want to try. Then, brin…(138 words)

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RieS

DEFINITELY eat at Ginza Isomura! images

DEFINITELY eat at Ginza Isomura!

One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Japan is called Ginza Isomura; there is one in Ginza and two in Kannai/Bashamichi. They are famous for their kushiage, which are fresh meat, fish or vegetables deep fried on a stick. However, it is not as heavy as you may think! I love going for lunches, b…(115 words)

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RieS

You can eat and drink in some trains! images

You can eat and drink in some trains!

Shinkansen is OK. Romance Car is OK.Basically, you can eat and drink sitting in box seats, but there are some exception ; Yurikamome is not suitable.Commuter trains are not suitable.When you find a vendor selling Obento by a cargo in train, definitely you can eat there. You need t…(55 words)

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Moo Moo

another use of O-shibori! images

another use of O-shibori!

Most of Japanese male would wipe his face before his hands!It may not be a good manner, but we do. We feel no stranger on you when finding you do so. It is also useful when you spilt over your drink on a table!(45 words)

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Moo Moo

Free! images

Free!

"Gari" : Sliced ginger soaked in little sweetened vinegar. This is free!(11 words)

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Moo Moo

Like a dawn man images

Like a dawn man

Eat by your hand, no chopstick.Pick a sushi, turn upside down, dip half of sashimi portion in soy sauce slightly, and throw a whole sushi into your mouth.You need to pick a sushi gently, otherwise it's gonna be mess.Good sushi master will make the sushi delicately, so easy to come apart.(54 words)

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Moo Moo

so many choices! images

so many choices!

Yakitori : You may be asked, “tare” (sweet say sauce) or “shio” (salt) for flavor.Kushi-age : Deep fried vegetable, meat and fishes. It's like deep fried pinchos. You are not allowed to dip it in a source pod twice or more!Tori-kara-age : Deep fried chicken.Sashimi-moriawase : Variety o…(65 words)

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Moo Moo

Near Omotesando images

Near Omotesando

“The Celler Grill W” (http://www.cardenas.co.jp/shop/restaurants/w-omotesando-the-cellar-grill.html), wine bar, at Omotesando. Very reasonable wines, choosing bottles by yourself. You can buy the bottles and pay 500yen for glass, then drink. It is said the price of bottles is same as retail price a…(117 words)

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Moo Moo

Finish in 5 minutes images

Finish in 5 minutes

You choose what you’re gonna eat by pictures or plastic samples and buy a ticket at vending machine. Hand the ticket to a counter and wait for minutes and receive the soba and bring wherever you find your space. Put some “shichimi”, blend of seven hot spices, get your chopsticks and eat! Don’t …(68 words)

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Moo Moo

Fresh Fresh Fresh - Farmers Markets in Tokyo images

Fresh Fresh Fresh - Farmers Markets in Tokyo

For those who like fresh fruits and veggies here is a nice link to a site where you can details on and schedules of the various farmers markets around Tokyo.Link: http://tokyostroller.com/blog/roppongi-ark-hills-farmers-market/Happy hunting!(38 words)

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DjMarvin

Rich and hoppy images

Rich and hoppy

Japanese beer tends to have a richer taste than beer in the USA. Recently dark brew and beer with a strong flavor of hops have been produced by the major Japanese brands.(32 words)

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Kenji

TOFU is the way to go! images

TOFU is the way to go!

As a person who hardly eats any meat, I always look for restaurants with meals for vegetarians. Some of my favorite restaurants are tofu-specific restaurants. Tofu is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. My favorite restaurant is "Ume-no-hana" in Sky Building in Yokohama Station. I love …(155 words)

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RieS

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UMESHU

UNESHU IS SAKE WITH PLUM.SWEET TASTY !PLEASE TRY IT!↓ FOLLOWING IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS UMESHU COMPANY http://www.choya.com/umeshu_02.htmlYOU CAN BUY UMESHU AT CONVINIENCE STORE.YOU CAN FIND EASILY UMESHU IN IZAKAYA ALSO.(39 words)

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karnavi

Shop and eat at Motomachi! images

Shop and eat at Motomachi!

Motomachi is a popular area among women, because it is a chic and fancy street full of delicious restaurants and brand and non-branded stores. Along the street, you will come across stores such as Zara, Samantha Thavasa, Star Jewelry and so on. My favorite part of Motomachi, however, is the street …(140 words)

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RieS

Fruits and vegetables at the combini! images

Fruits and vegetables at the combini!

When I'm hungry but don't want something high in calories, I go to the nearby convenience store and get a fruit cup, vegetable cup or fruit yoghurt. As convenience stores are easily accessible, you can purchase these snacks any time! Fruits, vegetables and yoghurt are also healthy choices as snacks…(74 words)

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RieS

Be efficient. images

Be efficient.

If there is a long line at the cashier, while you are waiting, you may want to get your change ready (if you know the price). This will reduce the waiting time for the people behind you. This comes from the Japanese attitude of wanting to please other people or not wanting to bother others. In orde…(95 words)

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RieS

Big noise, necessary images

Big noise, necessary

Not only Udon but Soba and Ramen, you should make noise when eating those, and it is right way. You will have noodles with soup when slurp those and taste the harmony of the flour and the soup.When you did't, you just eat noodles and feel the taste weakly. Make big noise!!!Taste our cultu…(56 words)

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Moo Moo

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Bettei

I would like to introduce one of hideaway restaurant, which is called "Bettei". It is located nearby Ebisu sta. just by 5 min walk. They serve fresh vegetable and fishes from Kamakura. And, it's quite reasonable!!(35 words)

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Emyuuu

Japanese tea images

Japanese tea

My mom always served Japanese tea after dinner at my home. It made us feel refresh and gave us pleasant time with family.The scent of green tea is also refresh our minds.(33 words)

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elicok

Order regular one, eat as fast as possible images

Order regular one, eat as fast as possible

I recommend you to order the regular one or the signature ramen of the restaurant. It should be the best one of the restaurant. When you eat it, try east as fast as possible. And make sure making noise during you eat. It makes the taste better by the combination of noodle and soup.(54 words)

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juninada

It's not a fancy or stylish one images

It's not a fancy or stylish one

If you speak Japanese, Toriyoshi in Meguro is one of the best. It's a very small restaurant and probably not accept reservation but you can have great Yakitori in reasonable price. Also a Yakitori stand in front of Musashi Koyama station is awesome. You will have Yakitori standing outside.…(57 words)

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juninada

Fujisoba images

Fujisoba

The Fujisoba, Japanese noodle is unique. There are a lot of Fujisoba in Tokyo.Asakusa, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and so on.http://fujisoba.co.jpAnd It is served so speedy.A lot of kind of soba. Cuttlefish, Tempura, Chicken…If you used Fujisoba, you must buy ticket on the machine before ent…(54 words)

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ErinoO

Not a must but ... images

Not a must but ...

Not a must but whenever I have a big note to buy something small, I would always state, "Sumimasen, ookii no shika motte imasen.", which literally means that, "I'm sorry that I only have a big note."For me, it is just a small way to show our gratitude for the pain/trouble we are causing. Small …(69 words)

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Andrew Soh Chih Jen

To the little tray.... images

To the little tray....

In Japan, you should not hand in the cash directly to the casher's hands. Always leave the cash into the little tray at the casher or if they do not have the tray, you should leave it to the casher-desk. This is to avoid any direct conflicts with the person in charge of the casher in case of los…(87 words)

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Mido

Sushi+Green Tea, must! images

Sushi+Green Tea, must!

Japanese green tea has lots of Vitamin E and C!! compared to English Black tea and Oolong tea. This is because of its manufacturing steps. The Japanese tea is manufactured without fermentation. Its also good for disinfection for food poisoning so it is recommended to drink when eating raw fish, …(75 words)

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Mido

Kind of Japanese tea images

Kind of Japanese tea

There are many kinds of Japanese tea.Greentea(緑茶), Roasted green tea(ほうじ茶),Tea with whole rice(玄米茶) , Barley tea (麦茶)・・These can be cooled and drunk in the Summer.There is a specialty store of Japanese tea. But,My recommendation is DONKI HOUTE. It is because i…(97 words)

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Spaceman

Mugicha images

Mugicha

It will change your life. Light nutty, grain-y flavor, and completely caffeine free. Great thirst quencher and you can even find it at restaurants in the summer. Look for bottles at the convenience store labeled 麦茶, むぎちゃ, or むぎ茶.(36 words)

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Hudwa

Watch out! images

Watch out!

Only grab plates that you've seen the chef place on the belt. It's the best way to ensure freshness without asking specifically.(22 words)

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Hudwa

IvanRamen images

IvanRamen

This store is famous for a cook. The famous cook of French cuisine or the Italian cuisine is making ramen noodles. He is a foreigner. His name is Ivan. It is not also bean paste, soy sauce, or salt. It is a new taste. It is very famous in Japan. Ivan Ramen3-24-7Minamikarasuyama,Se…(80 words)

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Spaceman

Japanese Tea images

Japanese Tea

There are many brands in Japan that produces Japanese tea. I'm sure many of you do not think that Japanese tea does not taste good or even think that it's too bitter. That is totally true. However, if you eat it with Japanese food, it tastes incredibly good. it'll be beyond your imagination. …(61 words)

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AnriY