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    Special Toast

    by ClareyD Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    Tomu or Tom's Toast Restaraunt is an absolute gem of a place and hats off to our good friend Lewis for finding what he has described as the 8th wonder of the world.

    So how can toast be the 8th wonder of the world? Well this is not ordinary toast. In Japan some sliced bread is cut about 1 inch thick so it's going to be BIG toast. Of course its not just your run of the mill buttered toast or maybe jam on toast, this is a full blown meal and you may find it hard to move or even speak at the end. Tom has a secret method of making his toast absorb the variety of ingredients on offer so that over what seems like a good half hour the end product has been thoroughly infused with your selection. The end product is almost a cube of pure toast heaven that is lovingly prepared and beautifully presented (see unfortunately slightly blury picture attached). Finally the best thing is that it tastes even better than it looks!

    Only potential problem is that the menu is in Katakana, so unless your Japanese is good, take some's who is or learn the key words like Egg, Tomato, Ham, Cheese etc. That and being in Takefu which is a little of the beaten path.

    Favorite Dish: They're all good.
    Ham and Egg was heavenly.
    There are also quite a few vegetarian options.

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  • Saikoji and Jishoin Temples

    Fukui Things to Do

    Fukui city has various sites connected with the story of the Azai sisters. Saikoji Temple and Jisho-in Temple are both associated with the family and located near one another.Saikoji Temple is where the grave of Oichi and Shibata Katsuie are located. Oichi is the mother of the Azai sisters and Katsuie is her second husband, whom she committed...

  • Toyoko Inn Fukui Station

    Fukui Hotels

    The Toyoko Inn hotel chain is always a safe choice for travelers in Japan. Like most of the Toyoko...

  • Bhutan Museum

    Fukui Things to Do

    The Bhutan Museum was founded from a special relationship that Fukui Prefecture has with the Kingdom of Bhutan. It's the first museum dedicated solely to Bhutan outside of Bhutan itself. It's a small, two-floor museum. The first floor features a variety of pictures taken from around the country with descriptions about them. There are also pamphlets...



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  • Getting to Eiheiji

    Eiheiji Transportation

    From wherever you are, to reach Eiheiji by train, you must first go to Fukui Station. From there, you can change trains to Echizen Railway.The station to access Eiheiji Temple is Eiheijiguchi. From there, there are buses to Eiheiji Temple.

  • Eiheiji Temple: Overview

    Eiheiji Things to Do

    Eiheiji Temple is one of the head temples of Soto school of Buddhism. Another head temple Sojiji Temple is located at Yokohama. The town of Eiheiji is very small and other than some of the souvenir shops there are nothing else to distract the training. It is indeed what the Kanji of the temple denote "the temple of eternal peace". Unless you are...

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  • Maruoka Castle

    Sakai Things to Do

    Maruoka Castle falls a bit off the radar for most visitors to Japan, but for anyone with an interest in castles, it holds the distinction of being the oldest castle in Japan. It is one of Japan's 12 originals, dating back to 1576. The castle actually collapsed at one point, but because the materials remained intact, they were able to rebuild it...

  • Maruoka History Museum

    Sakai Things to Do

    The Maruoka History Museum is located by the parking lot at the foot of the hill to Maruoka Castle. The museum contains artifacts from the Honda Clan and the Arima Clan. The Arima Clan ruled much of what is now Fukui Prefecture. Back then, it was known as Echizen Province. The artifacts in the museum include clothing, samurai armor, swords,...

  • Getting to Sakai

    Sakai Transportation

    Sakai is served by JR railways and the Echizen Railway.The JR Stations in Sakai are Harue and Maruoka Stations. For getting to the city's attractions, the JR Stations are not too useful. There are buses from Maruoka Station to Maruoka Castle but there are more frequent buses from Fukui Station, so most travelers find it more convenient to go from...


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