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Balcony picnics and a Nikujaga recipe – Life in Japan – Tokyo Travel Article

Balcony picnics and a Nikujaga recipe – Life in Japan Social distance does not have to turn into mental distance, so these days I make an extra effort to reach out to the people I care about. I just talked to my friend Rieko on Line about what life is like in Japan during the days of social distancing and self-quarantine: Rieko: Hello from Japan! These days I spend most of my time indoors together with my daughter Saki. However,…

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Host Clubs and Hostess Bars – Tokyo Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Host Clubs and Hostess Bars – Tokyo Blog Tokyo is extreme in many ways, but I particularly find the relation between the genders very different from anywhere else. At most business hotels (budget hotels), there is an illustrated call girls catalog the size of a phonebook placed on the bedside table, and in areas such as Shinjuku, Roppongi and Akasaka, there is a hostess club on every corner. A hostess bar is a kind of modern, geisha house, to where…

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Soufflé Pancakes at Burn Side St Cafe – Tokyo Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Soufflé Pancakes at Burn Side St Cafe – Tokyo Blog Crepes have been all the rage for quite a while, but these days, the absolute must-eat in Tokyo is the super fluffy soufflé pancakes, and one of the places to get them is at Burn Side St Cafe. So even though it was raining and there was a long line outside, this was where I went, after I was done browsing the shops in Harajuku. I think I waited for almost…

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Potato Chips with Chocolate and Soft Serve – Calbee Plus – Tokyo Travel Article

Potato Chips with Chocolate and Soft Serve – Calbee Plus In a dynamic city like Tokyo, things change quickly, and what’s popular today is often forgotten tomorrow. Calbee is one of the exceptions, which has managed to stay relevant for decades, and the brand’s potato-based snacks never seem to go out of style. In the Calbee Plus store in Harajuku you can try the super fresh, straight-from-the-fryer potato chips. They come with different kinds of toppings, including a very only-in-Japan…

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Tokyo 2003 – My first visit to Japan – Tokyo Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo 2003 – My first visit to Japan – Tokyo Blog [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Back in 2003 I visited Japan for the first time. I was there with Rikke, and in less than one week we managed to party hard in Tokyo, sleep through an earthquake and fly off to Sapporo to meet my friend Mari before heading back to Denmark again. This was my first hectic introduction to Japan, and it was love at first sight.We hadn’t done any research before we…

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Kakigori at Yelo – Let it snow! – Japanese food – Tokyo Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Kakigori at Yelo – Let it snow! – Japanese food – Tokyo Blog Kakigori, Japanese shaved ice, is one of the most refreshing treats you can get yourself in the summer. The “flakes” are much lighter than the shaved ice in Denmark, almost like a cup full of snow, and the fluffy texture makes it almost impossible to eat without a spoon. You can get kakigori at lots of places all over the city, but the very best comes from…

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What do Japanese people eat? – Food in Japan – Tokyo Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

What do Japanese people eat? – Food in Japan – Tokyo Blog When I am in Japan, I can eat sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and maybe have a bowl of ramen and some mochi for dessert, but I am quite certain that this is not what a typical Japanese diet looks like. So what do Japanese people eat? I asked my Japanese friend Rieko to tell me about what she would normally eat on a weekday: BreakfastFor breakfast,…

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