Tagged with takoyaki

A to Wa of Japan: Week 17

A to Wa of Japan: Week 17

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with そ (so) and we looked at soba (そば). This week we are looking at things beginning with た (ta). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week:  Shiotadesu suggested tatami (畳 / traditional straw mat), tamagoyaki (卵焼き … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri 2011 in London

About a month ago, on Sunday 18th September, the Japan Matsuri was held in London. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write about it, but life has been busy. It was a fantastic day, with almost too much to take in. I wished I could split myself into two people to be on … Continue reading

Food and Drink at Hyper Japan

Japan is a food-tourist’s heaven, and Hyper Japan did a pretty good job of covering the basics. I would have liked to have seen more regional specialities, rather than the same sushi, takoyaki and noodles that are often available at events, though. The Eat-Japan Sushi Awards 2011: UK Sushi Roll Championships event at Hyper Japan was a real … Continue reading

Narita – not just an airport…

Well readers, I have almost caught up with writing about my final Tokyo-area trip. On April 21st, I woke up with a heavy heart because it was my last full day in Japan. 😦 Due to flight times, and worrying about earthquakes/blackouts etc, I decided it was probably best if I spent the day based … Continue reading

Daily snapshots (8/9): Nice people in Narita

Today was my last day in Japan. I have so much to say about everything I’ve done in the last week but I’m tired from all the adventures so it’s snapshot time again. Today I had the fortune to meet some very nice people in Narita. Here they are… This is an English-speaking tour guide … Continue reading

Osaka, USJ, Himeji… and takoyaki!

Last weekend my friend and I went to Osaka.  Our main purpose was to go to Universal Studios Japan (USJ) but we also managed to see a bit of Osaka and visit Himeji Castle.  And, of course, we found time for some takoyaki, too! I went to Gifu on Saturday night and stayed at my … Continue reading