Category Archives: Japan

Real sushi experience in Japan

Yamani Sushi was a a lovely sushi experience, so I made a movie: The food (Below is the food diary of the day we visited, so you might have already read this. “New” photos though…) Today we finally ate sushi. It was at a small store near Nijo castle. When we arrived no one was […]
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Types of restaurants in Japan

I find it fascinating that restaurants have different service models. Service as in: (1) how to take a seat (2) how to order (3) how to get your food (4) how to pay In Japan I have experienced a lot of different types of restaurants. In this post I will give you an overview. Enjoy! […]
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Japan travel costs for 2 weeks

Hi foodlovers! I have calculated our costs and we have spend 5335 euro in total for two weeks. So 2667 euro per person. This included: plane ticket, JR pass (train), hotels, ryokan (fancy hotel), meals, Kobe beef meal, sight seeing stuff, souvenirs, snacks and metro. Average Japan travel costs for 2 weeks I also made […]
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Looking back: Japan trip 2017

Looking back So sad the trip is already over for a week. It was one of my favorite trips so far, next to Hong Kong 2016. The food was just fantastic. The people are nice and so mindful. There is a lot of sun. Toilets are the best, a very important factor when visiting a […]
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Japan day 14: Lazy Bear birthday

It’s Lazy Bear’s birthday today! Hooray! Here is a drawn cake. Feeling lazy to blog. But we ate delicious fresh ramen noodles. Photo and story will come later. Tomorrow we will be going back home. Have a good Friday!

Japan day 13: knife and Kappabashi

Toshimi Saitou, chef of Yokohama Ramen Saito, suggested me to visit Kappabashi “Kitchen Town” in Tokyo. Lazy Penguin suggested to buy a good Japanese kitchen knife. So today’s mission: buy a knife in Kappabashi. The street is close to Ueno Station, this blog has a detailed story about the location. Today is Labor Day, so […]
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Japan day 12: Tokyo Gyukatsu Motomura

We are back in Tokyo again. Tokyo is really a metropolis compared to Kyoto. Broad roads, tall buildings, big and hip shops.. But Tokyo also has the smallest restaurants like Beef Kontatsu “Gyugatsu Motomura”. I think I found this restaurant on Google maps with 4+ stars. The place has one stroke of walking area, with […]
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Japan day 11: food bucket list

Yesterday I talked about a food bucket list and a reader asked what else there is on my list. The list didn’t exist (yet) on black and white, only in my head. So here is my food bucket list for Japan. To eat: – good sushi, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi [✓ ate today] – desserts […]
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Japan day 10: Kobe beef

So today we ate Kobe beef. This was on my food bucket list. Check ✔, also done. So how did it taste? Soft, squishy, a little vain, but sweet beef. *Squish squish* with every chew. It’s like eating the fat part, but not that greasy. From a lot of YouTube videos I heard: “melts in […]
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Japan Kyoto day 9: cultural differences Japan vs Netherlands

I feel that the photo stories are getting boring, so today I will talk about some interesting things I have noticed. Some cultural differences compared to the Netherlands. Cultural differences – Stay left. In Japan they drive on the left side. Walking on the street is also on the left. Standing still on the escalator […]
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