So Many Ways to Serve

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.

Can you tell us what this is?

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.

More Fast Food

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.

Super Fast Food

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.

Seedier Side of Tokyo

I guess we pretty much know what’s being advertised here… in Asakusa section of Tokyo.

Nishiki Ceiling

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.

Reflections of Life

This “pool” is actually an installation artwork at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. It has a downstairs entry.

Hair Fashion

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.

Photographing Nature

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.

Boiled Eggs

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!

True Ground Zero

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.

Teeny, Tiny Fish

One of the many products you can find on sale in markets throughout Japan. These were spotted in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market.

Tokyo Skytower

This picture of the Tokyo Skytower was taken from a boat on the Sumida River.

Romance Car Bento

The Odakyu line Romance car from Tokyo to Hakone is memorialized in a souvenir bento box lunch that you can enjoy on your journey.

Yakatabune boats

These boats offer scenic dinner cruises on the Sumida river in Tokyo.