Have you ever seen “IT” in street stalls or convenience stores in Japan? It is in the shape of a little round ball,and has poured sauce, mayonnaise and dried bonito shavings(katsuobushi) over it..Looking at it makes me really hungry! IT IS “Takoyaki”. The hot round ball is filled with a tiny piece of octopus.When you fill your mouth with Takoyaki -freshly hot out of the pan- , the texture, with a crispy outside and soft inside and chewy octopus,makes your mouth full.That’s a
The second round of AKADAMA’s brewery tour ! We visited Yebisu beer factory in Ebisu in Tokyo this time.
The district and the station of “Ebisu" is unique because it was actually named after the “Yebius" beer. The melody(*) of the Ebisu JR train jingle is well-known in Japan, used in a Ebisu beer’s TV Commercial. Every time I hear that sound I want to drink a beer as a conditioned reflex action!(* the melody is from an old famous movie”The Third Man”theme song) We headed for
Shibuya in Tokyo has become famously known as ‘The Scramble’ crossing around the world.At the largest pedestrian crossing,about three thousand people cross there at the same time.And taking a photo in front of Hachi-ko statue is a cliche for travelers. If you feel it’s too typical…let me tell you there are more fascinating things in Shibuya! If you see the CERULEAN TOWER, the skyscraper towering over the city on the National Route 246; when you step down into the second floor
I used to be vaguely aware that Shakyou was a way to recieve some good luck. But Akadama japan decided to try it once！ With excitement I was headed for Tokyo Betsuin,a branch temple of Nara Yakushi-ji temple, which is located near Gotanda station in Tokyo. It is about a 15 minutes walk from the station. There are some temples where you can experience Shakyou in Tokyo. In this temple you don't have to make a reservation, and it is available from 9 a.m to 5 p.m for 365 days a y
A friend of AKADAMA JAPAN visited Sapporo.On the list of where she wanted to go was”Megmilk Snow Brand(Yukijirushi) Museum”about the history of milk and dairy farming”. It’s a15minute walk from JR Naebo Station. You can also use a bus or a taxi from Sapporo Station(Using a taxi from Sapporo Station costs about 1,500yen).If you make a reservation by the day before,you can join the guided tour in themuseum and the factory for free.It’s located very conveniently and sounds inter