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  1. Duke Stewart says

    I can definitely vouch for these eating experiences in Japan. I lived there for a year and have been back a couple of times. Needless to say, I put on a few pounds after going nuts there each time. Lol. I love the convenience stores and have to say they’re much better than the ones in Korea. Kaiten Sushi was always a good way to eat cheap until you pile plates higher than yourself, haha. I really wish I could tell you my favorite of them all.

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s really got me thinking about a future Japan trip like right now!

    • Adelina says

      Thanks so much Duke! I can’t wait to go back to Japan and eat it all over again. So much amazing food in the country!

    • Adelina says

      I didn’t pick up any of that! I mostly just stuck to onigiri from convenience stores. If only they had them in North American stores too…

  2. Anne Sutherland-Smith says

    Thanks for bringing back some great memories from our trip to Japan last year. We did not do all of the options you have listed, but we did most of them and had a lovely time! I was pleased to see that by the end of the trip our two oldest children had become ‘chopstick competent’!

  3. Diana Elle says

    I enjoyed reading this post, it sounds so interesting, and nice that you got to go to places that didn’t have an english menu, makes it seem more local and less touristy (I’m hopeing that was the case)!
    Thanks for linking up with #TravelTuesday

  4. Anna says

    This is an awesome post! Clearly I need to go back to Japan and try some of these experiences. Especially Japanese bbq! I think all we managed to check off is eating at the counter and convenience store. Oh wait, we did have a smoothie at a themed cafe (just waitresses dressed up in some kind of costumes) but it was really awkward because there was absolutely NOBODY else in there.

    • Adelina says

      Thanks Anna! Oh yes, it sounds like you do need to try out these things next time you’re in Japan. I wouldn’t mind going to another themed cafe as well. The experience is just kinda odd even when there are other people there!

  5. Christy Swagerty (whatupswags) says

    Japan is definitely one of the places in the world that I’m dying to go to just to eat the food! I love this post because I love Japanese food!!! 😀 AND it’s great to find another new blog on Travel Tuesday! Connected on Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ now! Thanks for linking up with us!

  6. Skye Class says

    I can’t wait to get to Japan, especially since sushi is one of my favorite foods. This list is fantastic, and definitely broadens my knowledge of what food is good in Japan, other than sushi!

  7. Geoff ball says

    Kamakura they press squid into a cracker that is a audio/ visual treat as well as being tasty.

  8. Larisse Espinueva says

    This is probably one of the best travel articles I’ve read on Japan. That country’s so weir and quirky while being such a food haven. Thanks for sharing this!