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Japan 2015: Himeji

Japan 2015: Himeji

After returning from my Mount Shosha adventure on 18th December I decided to explore Himeji a bit more, and went in search of some kind of reward for my morning’s efforts. I soon found what I was looking for: Jidai Cafe. Jidai Cafe is a tacky tourist trap of a cafe serving ninja themed food, … Continue reading

Yan Yan – learning with food

Yan Yan – learning with food

I recently discovered a Japanese snack called Yan Yan. I don’t recall ever seeing Yan Yan while I was in Japan, but I found them for sale from Tofu Cute (an online shop selling kawaii things and Japanese snacks such as Pocky). I was sold on Yan Yan when I discovered they are not only a … Continue reading

I won a Kikkoman T-shirt from EAT-JAPAN.com!

Well, the title says it all really, doesn’t it? 😉 ☆★☆ ☆★☆ ☆★☆ The other day, EAT-JAPAN.com were having a competition on their Facebook page, where you could win an exclusive Kikkoman T-shirt just by “liking” their post, so I entered. I didn’t really expect to win anything, so I was very surprised when I … Continue reading

Lawson Store 100 Man!

Since the demise of my local 99 Store, I have been going to the new Lawson Store 100, near Kurokawa station, to get my milk, juice, yogurts etc.  More-or-less everything in the store is 105 Yen, so it’s pretty good for basics. Anyway, there’s this old guy in there who just cracks me up!  He … Continue reading

Osu – land of the strange…

I went to Osu with some friends yesterday.  I had been told it was like the Harajuku of Nagoya. This isn’t really quite so, but I can see why people say it. Actually, when I got there I realised I had been before!  My friend Ed must have taken me here when I first came … Continue reading