Foods and Products, Tokyo
Favorite thing: One morning at the hotel we decided to have a japanese style breakfast. A very healthy way to start our morning. It consisted of sushi and numerous food items in the picture that i have no idea what exactly they were. Neitherless it tasted sensational.
You must taste some local drink in Tokyo!
Most of the drink is served by vending machine. You can notice all round the area in Tokyo. There are actually more than 2000 type of drink offer in this country from soft drink to juice and beers. The packing is special that I ever since in my life! You can find more than 10 different types of Coke in can and bottle which I have it all for my collection. Some may have some funny advertisement. You can notice the price is cheaper compare you get in those convenient shop as they charge for government tax...
Fondest memory: I like the juice and tea! A Coke in 500ml and 300ml is actually selling for same price if you notice...may be is the promotional period.
Favorite thing: O.k., so restaurants may seem a bit expensive, so if you're trying to do Tokyo on a budget, I found the convenience stores to be a Godsend. They have premade food that you can get for really cheap, and I ate the hell out of the triangle things. I have no idea what they are called, but they're a triangle of rice with some meat smeared on top and wrapped up in nori. They cost about 100 yen (a buck) and did me fine for lunch. The stores also have boxed lunches and sandwiches for really cheap too. Much better than popping in a restaurant every time you're hungry.
Favorite thing: Purikura (photo machines) were a major fad about five years ago! They still remain a fun way to capture a part of your day out in Tokyo. You can find them inside any video game arcade....they cost between 300 to 400 yen and will be something that you can keep forever!!!
Favorite thing: Visit a convenience store and buy a beer - you can't really go wrong and now that malt liquor has found it's way onto Tokyo shelves there is cheaper alternative to beer (happoshu). I like JUNNAMA - it is the one with the cute white can with the blue writing - you'll know!
Visit JINBOCHO,locates at middle of Tokyo,close to KOKYO(emperor's palace).
There are many book shop.(both new and socond hand,even EDO era's UKIYOE picture,old map)
Also there are some good cafe and restaurant.
You can find very old Japanese novels,and art books etc.
Fondest memory: Restaurants in Tokyo. Japanese,French,Italian,Thai,Indian,Chinese,Vietnamese and more,there are a lot of different type of restaurant in Tokyo.
But I really prefer Japanese TEISYOKU.What is TEISYOKU? It's usually set of rice,main dish and miso soup at lunch time. Cheap and dilicious.
Fondest memory: There are vending machines at practically each street corner and they dipense everything from fast food and bottled air to magazines and toilet paper (among other things which I won't mention here for obvious reasons - suffice it to say that the rumours are true).
Fondest memory: Cell Phones !!!!! a necessity of Japanese people. You always find a minimum of 2 mobile phones with every person you meet. These phones designed for use in Japan only, comes at a very attractive price. You have streets selling cell phones on road. Dont be surprised if u see someone distributing Cell phones for free on the street.
Favorite thing: One of the most fun things to do at a sporting event in another country is to see what type of foods and souvenirs are offered.At the sumo match all matter of teas, beer ,sake,ice cream in a waffle type covering , and chicken skewers were a few of the things that could be enjoyed, The most popular seemed to be the obento box with a selection of fish shrimp, pickled vegetables, a cold omelete type of food and another box of rice. I tried to eat like the Japanese would at the event but I really would have preffered a hot dog and a beer.
Favorite thing: A MUST-SEE for all Maga fans. I found this shop in Akihabara, they have many Gozilla and Ultraman... all my favourites!!!
Fondest memory: A typical Japanese street. Tons of vending machines providing beer, cigarettes, railway pass and what all !!!!!