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Eating in Japan – 2016 edition

Last year I ate a lot in Japan but didn’t film everything. Going to Japan in May this year, with film-every-meal mission in mind, I ate even more. And this time, I filmed everything.


10 days, 55 meals. What were the highlights?

  • day 2 | meal 10: hida beef at Kyoya Restaurant in Takayama
  • day 3 | meal 13: buffet breakfast at Takayama Ouan Hotel
  • day 4 | meal 24: elaborate vegan meal at Henjoko-in Temple in Koyasan
  • day 5 | meal 28: kaiseki dinner at Fujiya Ryokan in Kawayu Onsen
  • day 6 | meal 29: traditional Japanese breakfast at Fujiya Ryokan in Kawayu Onsen
  • day 10 | meal 53: freshly baked melon pan from Kagetsudo in Asakusa

What was the best meal you’ve had in Japan? What would you like to try?

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    Kelly Turpin
    June 30, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Most of it look very delicious!

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    Nano B. @ #TravelWithNanoB
    June 30, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Loved the post, such a fun video too, everything looks so scrumptious! I don’t think I would ever be able to name THE best meal because there is so much good food here. Wagyu beef is definitely one of my most memorable meals and I love tonkatsu from Maisen, kaiseki dinners I have had in Tokyo were also spectacular. Fruit here is expensive but incredibly flavorful an tasty and I love love love the bento boxes. Lastly, wagashi are my absolute guilty pleasures! 🙂 xoxo, nano

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