Posts Tagged ‘ bento ’

Ekiben – Train Station Bento Boxes

May 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Food

We’ve all heard of bento box meals, in fact, they are one of my favorite cheap eats in Japan, but did you know that there is a special class of bento that are only sold a train stations?  Ekiben, a shortened form of eki bento, literally station box meal, are sold at train stations across […]



In a Sakura Kimono

Mar 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Parks, Gardens & Nature, Photo Gallery, Tokyo and Vicinity

A young women in a lovely spring kimono decorated with cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen. Just last Saturday, I made my first visit to Shinjuku Gyoen and found the spring flowers of Japan starting to bloom.  The grass hadn’t even turned green but  photographers surrounded the few cherry blossom trees that had overcome the cool […]



Cheap Eats in Japan

Feb 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Food

You may have heard that dining out is expensive in Japan but that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you can sample a wide variety of foods from Japan for under $10! Bento Boxes Grocery Stores and konbini (convenience store) usually have a selection of pre-made bento boxes that average around US$5 or […]