Monthly Archives for January 2016

Kiritanpo, Akita

Kiritanpo is a specialty of the Akita Prefecture. It is made up of mashed fresh rice that was formed on Japanese cedar skewers then toasted in front of a fireplace. In the picture it is on the left side of … Continue reading

29. January 2016 by Eileen
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Soft Ice Cream,ソフトアイス

Soft ice cream is common in  Japan. In Japanese it is called ソフトアイス, sofuto aisu. The price ranges from 100 yen to 300 yen depending upon the area. It is usually served in a cone like the one in the … Continue reading

28. January 2016 by Eileen
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Movie Theater (映画館)

Movie theaters (映画館、Eigakan)in Japan are different from the ones in America. When my friends took me to see a movie, I was super excited to see Rurouni Kenshin. If you plan to watch a movie in Japan then here are … Continue reading

27. January 2016 by Eileen
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Bicycle, Jitensha (自転車)

Bicycles are another mode of transportation in Japan. The bike in the picture is the most common design so do not ride it like a mountain bike because the wheels cannot handle it trust me on this one. The design … Continue reading

26. January 2016 by Eileen
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Train Tickets, Japan Rail Pass

The trains in Japan are a great mode of transportation if you know how to use it. The picture is an example of a round trip ticket to a specific location. However, the terminal offers unlimited rides for the day … Continue reading

25. January 2016 by Eileen
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