Here what a normal meal can look like at home in Japan
Check out Ikuta Shrine, worth a day out, close to the beach, walking and hiking area
Walking distance from there, about 30mn away, is an old fashion amusement park, quite ruined, in bad shape, and with an amazingly low safety level, we had great fun but it was scary and not to recommend to kids definitely
One thing that I truly appreciate in Japan compared to Europe is the lack of strikes and demonstrations, this is such a relief.
Of course, there are but different!! Typically, demonstrations happen on Saturdays from 10h00 to 11h00 where cars ride around the government buildings shouting their queries from loud speakers. One lane on the road is allocated to the demonstrators so that public is not disturbed.
Here is a strike that happened yesterday in Okayama
fancy a karaoke night? here is a view
you come, you pay, you choose your package that includes size of room and duration required, percussions, and off you go. you can rent costumes if you wish to
Drinks include all sorts of tapioca drinks, very fun and unusual for me.
Once in the room, you choose from the tablet the kind of music, and it displays on the screen. it is fun and easy going
really yummy place in Roppongi – right next to Midtown shopping mall, the place is called Uoshin Nogizaka. the atmosphere is like an izakaya and they provide a lot of different fishes and seafood in a great atmosphere
2nd floor is smoking area. prices are ok, menu is in Japanese, there is a limited simple English version but the fun is to choose randomly
excellent address – make sure you book in advance as it is packed Monday to Sunday steadily
Last week end, I had a memorable dinner at a friend’s place. She prepared and I watched the beauty of a nice Japanese evening
Tofu is always a win, light, you can spice up with a lot of different things
Of course, a Japanese meal always include pickles (Tsukemono), boiled vegetable and rice
The highlight of my evening was this sweet potato mousse, very creamy, rich, tasty, I loved it, I have the recipe and will rehearse and practice. As a European, I am not expert on sweet potato but this is an absolute delight
Arigato Gozaimasu Sawako San, you made my day and taught me so much that day