Category Archive: Eat

{Japan: Eat} Lunch On A High-Speed Train: Ekiben From 6 Different Cities

On this last trip to Japan, M and I managed to hit 16 cities in a little over 3 weeks.  This means that we spent a lot of time on trains as we… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} Castella Is All Around in Nagasaki, Kyushu

As M and I emerged from the beautiful Glover Gardens (home to mansions of former Western merchants in Nagasaki), we came upon a row of stores selling all sorts of souvenirs and snacks. … Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} A Late Lunch At The Straw Hat Cafe, Ghibli Museum

In a Nutshell: Where: The Straw Hat Cafe at the Ghibli Museum, Tokyo When: October 11, 2013 *Notes: Ghibli Museum Website, the animation and art museum of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli (responsible for… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} A Seafood Breakfast At Sapporo’s Nijo Fish Market

In a Nutshell: Where: Nijo Market, Sapporo, Hokkaido When: October 6, 2013 *Notes: open from around 7 AM – 6 PM, a variety of fresh seafood and produce is sold here, approx. 5-minutes… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} A ‘Topping’ Good Time At Go! Go! Curry! In Sendai

In a Nutshell: Where: Go! Go! Curry!, a 5-minute walk from Sendai Station When: October 10, 2013 *Notes: Website (Japanese), named after Hideki Matsui’s number, stores throughout Japan with 4 branches in New… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} Pastry Snaffle’s @ the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses, Hakodate

In a Nutshell: Where: Pastry Snaffle’s, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses, Hakodate, Hokkaido When: October 8, 2013 *Notes: Website (Japanese), famous for their bite-sized cheesecakes Full Report: If our 2012 Japan trip was all… Continue reading

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry At The Sapporo Beer Garden

In a Nutshell: Where: Kessel Hall at the Sapporo Beer Garden, Sapporo, Hokkaido When: October 5, 2013 *Notes: Website (English), the specialty of the house is Genghis Khan (barbequed mutton), Viking meals are… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} Gyoza Stadium @ Namco Namja Town ’08

In a Nutshell: Where: Namco Namja Town, Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Tokyo When: May, 2008 *Notes: Website, Map and short description at, Namco Namja Town has been renovated since my visit and while… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} A List of Inexpensive Chain Restaurants in Japan

  The other day, M’s friend told us that he will be going to Tokyo for a couple of weeks at the end of the year.  As this is his very first time… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} Seared Bonito at Myojin Maru, Kochi, Shikoku

In a Nutshell: Where: Myojin Maru inside of the Hirome Ichiba Market, Kochi, Shikoku When: May 29, 2012 *Notes: Hirome Ichiba Website, Katsuo no tataki (seared bonito) is the #1 food that Kochi… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} An Italian Dinner at Saizeriya, Hiroshima, Japan

In a Nutshell: Where: Saizeriya, Hondori Arcade, Hiroshima When: May 26, 2012 *Notes: Website, over 750 locations in Japan with 6 in China, 1800 JPY for 2 pasta entrees + 2 soups +… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} Takaki Bakery, Hiroshima Station

In a Nutshell: Where: Takaki Bakery, Hiroshima Station When: May 28, 2012 *Notes: Website, founded in 1948, part of the famous Andersen Group, multiple locations including one in Copenhagen at the famous Tivoli… Continue reading