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9 Onigiri you must try in Japan’s Konbini !!!

とにかく、ウマいから、食べよ~
[Anyway, since it is good, Let’s eat ~]

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Nowadays in Japan, you can get Onigiri easily at convenience store (コンビニ、Kobini) at nearly every part of Japan. They are satisfyingly delicious, affordable to your pocket and rich in variety for your picky mouth.

If you have no idea what an ONIGIRI is, no worries, very simple,  in short, it is a rice ball that come in either a triangular or round form that usually wrapped in seaweed (のり、Nori). Traditional types often favored with a little seasoning of salt or some pickled ingredients and with the high demand and popularity, various creative fillings and flavors are developed for the mass.

While I was visiting friends in Tokyo last March, I tried many different types of onigiri, from traditionally popular ones, to the latest ones that are just released to the shelves. I like to explore new taste whenever I’m in Japan but I still have my favorites.

 

Check out them out now:

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Great snacks for under 200 yen – Tips for the Budget Traveller!

Money is tight for most of us – that’s pretty obvious.

So when you’re a person with a tight budget travelling in a place like Japan, where blowing your money on unnecessary stuff is dangerously easy, you’d tend to be careful with what you eat.

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“Let’s scrimp and save money just for main meals!”, is what many would think.

But wait – there’s no need for such sad methods any longer!

Japan is host to many awesome snacks and tidbits to try – so here’s a quick list of some of the best ones for less than 200 yen that won’t break your budget!

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Hotel-Hunting – great places to stay for the Budget Traveller!

When one travels to another country, one obviously needs a place to stay.

Unless if you’re adept in the ways of living in cardboard boxes (I’m not judging!), or you’re fortunate enough to have a friend who can accommodate you, that choice is usually that of a hotel.

Finding the right place to stay in Japan can be difficult however; lodging tends to be expensive, especially in areas like Tokyo. With high living costs and limited space, I’ve often ended up with a hotel room that’s little more than an overpriced shoebox.

Which is why I’ve done this quick & easy list of hotels that I’ve been to that were great on the body – and the wallet!

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Sunshine City – a hotel near this mall is a great location in Ikebukuro! (Photo source: Open Buildings)

Do take note that this list is by no means definitive, it’s merely my recollection of hotels that I’ve been to that I felt were a great balance of location, cost and facilities.

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The Konbini & You – An ode to the Japanese Convenience Store

You might have heard your friends sing praises about them.

You might even have visited them a few times yourself in your past trips.

But (at the danger of sounding like a gushing fanboy) truly, not enough can be said about just how versatile, useful, welcoming, and just all-around awesome the Japanese Convenience Store (aka Konbini) are.

How are Konbini awesome you ask?

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The Konbini & You – An ode to the Japanese Convenience Store

You might have heard your friends sing praises about them.

You might even have visited them a few times yourself in your past trips.

But (at the danger of sounding like a gushing fanboy) truly, not enough can be said about just how versatile, useful, welcoming, and just all-around awesome the Japanese Convenience Store (aka Konbini) are.

How are Konbini awesome you ask?

Continue reading “The Konbini & You – An ode to the Japanese Convenience Store”