Sunday, 22 July 2018

Japan Food


If you don't like seaweed, fish, noodles or rice you may struggle. But its all reasonably priced and delicious. You can always go to Macca's or KFC.

The obligatory sushi, even cheaper than Oz.
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Yes, you can but and individual soft boiled egg in 7-Eleven.
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Wagu Beef set in a Tonkatsu style,panko crumbed deep fried served with shredded cabbage, rice, miso soup.
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Udon noodles
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Ramen
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Just a few of the many flavours of Kit Kat, Baked Cheesecake, Strawberry and Saki.
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A fish restaurant.
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Meals are very reasonable, $10 to $15 for a main course.
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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Japan Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest fish market in the world but also has fruit and vegetables. Famous for its tuna auctions at the inner market 3:00 am - 6:00 am. The more food focused outer market is more aimed towards tourists.

Dried squid.
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 Wagu beef.
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Tuna graded and priced.
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 Smoked eel.
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One of several laneways in the outer market.
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 Smoked fish.
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Clab.
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Not sure? but the women were flocking in there?
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A snapper mural above the outer market.
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 A couple of guys hanging out.
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 Fishmonger chariot.
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 Layered omlete slices.
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 Dumprings.
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 Hand made knife shop. Japanese knives are some of the best knives available in the world. A lot of skill and mastery goes into the manufacturing of knives in Japan.
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Deba knives for cutting through fish bones, a heavy thick blade. 
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My new hand made Santoku knives, a tall blade and rounded tip make it a versatile knife that is well suited to cutting meat, fish, or vegetables. It’s name literally means “Three-purpose”.
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 a dog in a pram at the market.
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Tsukiji Honganji Temple, 17th-century Buddhist temple.
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Paying respects.
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Friday, 20 July 2018

Japan Shinjuku at Night

Japans nightlife is good and there is plenty to do and eat. It is safe and everyone is respectful though a little distant and wary. You should try to speak Japanese as not everyone can or wants to speak round eye devil talk.
They like you but not enough to let you in everywhere, after all you are not Japanese. Many bars or entertainment establishments will turn away a 'Gaijin' as they apparently don't want to embarrass themselves in front of you.


 Godzirra!
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 Golden Gai area of Shinjuku.
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 Shinjuku.
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Another of the many laneways full of little bars and eateries. Maybe for Gaijin, maybe not.
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This iced tea place, also in Australia, had a line of young people a hundred metres long waiting for a tea?
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Food.
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Kebab shop, shit they are everywhere for the 3am munchies.
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Mum and daughter out shopping getting a drink from one of the many vending machines in every street.
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Sushi.
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South terrace near Shinjuku station.
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Food.
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Bars.
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Bar.
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Not sure?
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Japan Shibuya


Shibuya is a center for youth fashion and culture, and its streets are the birthplace to many of Japan's fashion and entertainment trends.

 Shibuya crossing
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 Whoops here they come, Off-Peak mayhem.
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 The statue of a loyal ‘Akita’ dog named Hachiko. According to the famous story, the dog walked to the station with his owner, then went home himself and then returned and waited in front of Shibuya Station each afternoon. The dogs owner passed away while he was at work and never returned but Hachiko continued to go to the station every day for 11 years, waiting for his master to return, until Hachiko also died of old age.
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 Shibuya Tourist information.
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 The largest crossing on the globe apparently.
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 Shibuya shopping.
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Mega Don Quijote (Donki for short), a 100 Yen stop. Like our $2 shops but much better.
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Beer! 500ml cans $2.50 each
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