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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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Japan’s Unlikely Food Treasures #2 – Starbucks

Whether if you’re a regular visitor to Japan or if it’s your first time there, the following scenario might sound familiar to you – being tired from hours of walking from place to place, feeling thirsty from trekking long distances and just wanting to sit down to rest and recharge.

Yet, choices can be surprisingly limited at times; restaurants in a glitzy mall are expensive and roadside stalls are made for quick, eat-and-go experiences with little time for relaxation.

What’s a tired traveller to do?

What if I told you that there is a location that is easy to find, great to relax in, and offers lots of interesting little perks that are unique just to Japan? That place is none other than Starbucks!

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The ‘Kawaii’-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

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Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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The 'Kawaii'-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

LINE_03

Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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Japan Prepaid Data SIM card comparison review – Making travel SIM-ple

One of the first things that everyone does upon touchdown (other than releasing their seatbelt) after a flight, is to turn on their mobile phones and then try to latch onto free Wi-Fi to update their online status on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or to message their safe arrival on WhatsApp, LINE or WeChat, etc.

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Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, where art thou??

As free Wi-Fi isn’t that common throughout Japan yet, one of the first reliable options available to travellers was renting a mobile router.

Now, we have more choices than ever with an all-new alternative: renting a data SIM card for convenient and reliable Wi-Fi access, with carriers such as NTT and Softbank getting on board to offer data-only SIM cards targeting tourists.

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All about Ekiben – Japan’s mobile train meals

Some people in Japan are fans of trains. Some are fans of ekiben, which means bento usually bought at train stations to be eaten on the train.

Now, there is a new breed of fans of restaurant trains – a new kind of sightseeing train that is on track for a boom in Japan. Unlike the shinkansen, or bullet railway, these are usually local trains, which means you can actually enjoy the scenery go past slowly your the window. Shinano Railway, based in Nagano Prefecture, starting running the Rokumon Restaurant Train in July last year. (Shinano is the old name for the Nagano Prefecture.)

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Rokumon Restaurant Train pulling into Nagano Station.

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All about Ekiben – Japan's mobile train meals

Some people in Japan are fans of trains. Some are fans of ekiben, which means bento usually bought at train stations to be eaten on the train.

Now, there is a new breed of fans of restaurant trains – a new kind of sightseeing train that is on track for a boom in Japan. Unlike the shinkansen, or bullet railway, these are usually local trains, which means you can actually enjoy the scenery go past slowly your the window. Shinano Railway, based in Nagano Prefecture, starting running the Rokumon Restaurant Train in July last year. (Shinano is the old name for the Nagano Prefecture.)

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Rokumon Restaurant Train pulling into Nagano Station.

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