Miyajima is known for its oysters and coming up with interesting new ways to incorporate it into street food is a revered pastime. So Curry Oyster bread is this year’s winner.
Not only does Takashimaya have elevator girls, but there is an entire training program. We caught this elevator that had TWO young ladies in attendence.
We know, it’s a dying breed to anyone under 35… an old-fashioned telephone booth for when you had to make calls while on the go. This one was spotted in a small town near Hakone.
Most places in Japan don’t have street food; but there are a few near famous tourist places. These squid balls can be found near Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto and, frankly, all throughout Japan.
At these fast food stands you buy a ticket for the meal you want, carry it to the counter and are served up piping hot food in minutes. To see just how fast you can order, see our Ten Seconds in Tokyo video.
The traditional homes along the canal in Kurashiki are reflected in the still waters of spring.
I guess we pretty much know what’s being advertised here… in Asakusa section of Tokyo.
You know you’re in Japan when all the taxis come complete with white lace seat covers and head rest covers.
The banners change regularly, but the bright red, yellow and green light of the Nishiki Market ceiling in Kyoto remains the same. The Market is one of the suggested visits in all of our itineraries.
This “pool” is actually an installation artwork at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. It has a downstairs entry.
Hair Ornaments are often part of a well-turned out Japanese woman’s ensemble, so you’ll find plenty of offer in stores all over Japan.
Kyoto’s famous bamboo forest is best photographed when there are few people around. Early morning will usually find you there with only your fellow photographers.
Wherever you find hot springs in Japan you’ll often find boiled eggs on offer as well. Hakone even has a statue to the food!
The phrase ‘ground zero’ can be overused, especially when you come to the real thing – this view of true ground zero is available from the nearby Orizuru Tower.
One of the many products you can find on sale in markets throughout Japan. These were spotted in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market.
This picture of the Tokyo Skytower was taken from a boat on the Sumida River.
Not only does Takashimaya have elevator girls, but there is an entire training program. We caught this elevator that had TWO young ladies in attendance.
We love the look of this traditional fan store located in the heart of Arashiyama. Everything about it is Japanese.
The Odakyu line Romance car from Tokyo to Hakone is memorialized in a souvenir bento box lunch that you can enjoy on your journey.
These boats offer scenic dinner cruises on the Sumida river in Tokyo.