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Atami Tourism Association
Feb. 13, 2024
Atami Ginza Shopping Street Ginza Street in Atami was once crowded with many tourists as the center of Atami. Use the Atami Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a building that operated as a bank until 1975. The heavy and retro building retains the atmosphere of that time. When you walk along the Ginza shopping street, you will encounter the same Japanese scenery as in the past, such as Dried fish hanging from the eaves, coffee shops that continue to operate as they were in the Showa era, and traditional Japanese confectionery stores. Recently, restaurants that are popular for seafood, cafes using local ingredients, sweets shops such as "Atami Pudding", Matcha "Atami Satori Honten", luxury Montblanc "Raw Silk Kiito", gelato, and guesthouses that offer interaction between locals and travelers have also opened, making it a street where you can feel the renovation. Address: 〒413-0013 Ginza-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture Access: About 20 minutes on foot from JR Atami Station
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coni
Nov. 4, 2023
Japanese sweets that have stores in the basement of famous department stores nationwide: Taneya and Western confectionery: Club Harrie's headquarters is "La Colina" in Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture. On a site that is 10 times larger than the Koshien Stadium Ground, there are restaurants and direct sales shops scattered along the corridor that connects the buildings, as well as balmkuchen demonstration sales and dorayaki demonstration sales, which are all covered with greenery, and there are fields along the corridor that connects the buildings. There are many limited items such as expiration date that are not found in other stores. There is also a tourist attraction Hachiman-dug in the immediate vicinity, so when you come to Lake Biwa for sightseeing, why not stop by to eat delicious sweets?
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Apr. 3, 2023
[English/Japanese] Mitsuhashi", a store specializing in natto (sweetened fermented soybeans), is a 15-minute walk from the school. Kanro natto is a Japanese sweet made by boiling down beans in molasses and sprinkling sugar on them. Mitsubashi's natto is very carefully made and has an elegant taste. When I talked about natto to foreign students, they all reacted to the word "natto" and made a disgusted face. There are so many foreigners who do not like natto. But when I explain it properly, they all say they would love to try it. Since there are many bean snacks in Southeast Asia, they are interested in kanro natto. They don't sell kanro natto in midsummer, so if you are interested in kanro natto, please go there before summer. A 15-minute walk from the school is Mitsubashi, a honeydew natto specialty store. Honeydew natto is a Japanese confectionery made by boiling beans in molasses and sprinkling them with sugar. Mitsubashi's honeydew natto was made very carefully and tasted elegant. When I talk to international students about honeydew natto, they react to the word "natto" and make disgusted faces. There are so many foreigners who don't like natto. However, if you explain it properly, everyone will definitely want to try it. There are many bean sweets in Southeast Asia, so they are worried about honeydew natto. It seems that honeydew natto is not sold in midsummer, so if you are interested, please go there before summer.
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Jan. 30, 2023
[English/Japanese] I would like to introduce "Nekoyaki" at a Japanese confectionery store called "Nekoma" located in "Soto Terrace," a spot that promotes traditional culture in Hachioji, which I wrote about in a previous article. This wagashi is very delicious with lots of sweet bean paste stuck inside. The face of the cat in this "Nekoyaki" is said to be modeled after a beckoning cat (cat figurine) that survived the Hachioji air raid. The beckoning cat is displayed in a store near this "Soto Terrace. There are several places and things related to the war in Hachioji. At our Japanese language school, we sometimes talk about the Hachioji Air Raid in class. Why don't you come and learn Japanese in a city with a rich history? I will introduce "Nekoyaki" at a Japanese confectionery shop called "Nekoma" in the spot "Kuwato Terrace" that transmits the traditional culture of Hachioji, which I wrote about in the previous article. This Japanese confectionery is very tasty with a lot of red bean paste inside. The face of the cat in this "Nekoyaki" is said to be modeled after the beckoning cat (cat figurine) that was burnt out during the Hachioji air raid. Maneki Neko is displayed in a shop near this "Kuwato Terrace". There are several places and things related to the war in Hachioji. Even in our Japanese school, we sometimes take up the Great Hachioji Air Raid in class. Why don't you learn Japanese in a city with a long history?
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Jan. 23, 2023
[English/Japanese] I visited Soto Terrace, a spot that opened last November to promote Hachioji's traditional culture. It is a 7-minute walk from Hachioji Station. You can reach it by passing through a small street in Hanamachi. I visited at night so it was very quiet, but I heard it is very lively on weekends and holidays with events. There is a nice store and I bought some cute sweets. I will report on the sweets I bought next time. Hachioji is an old town, so there are many events and places that convey traditional culture. I think it's a great city for foreign students to learn about Japanese culture! I went to Kuwato Terrace, a spot that opened in November last year to transmit the traditional culture of Hachioji. 7 minutes walk from Hachioji Station. You can reach it by passing through a small road in Hanamachi. I visited at night, so the atmosphere was very quiet, but on holidays, it was very lively with events. There was a nice shop and I bought cute sweets. I will report the sweets I bought next time. Hachioji is an old city, so there are many events and places that convey traditional culture. I think it's a great city for international students to learn about Japan culture!
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Dec. 19, 2022
[English/Japanese] Tengu-yaki, a souvenir I bought on a field trip to Mt. Takao. It is shaped like a tengu, a demon said to live in Mt. I thought the filling was red bean paste, but it was made of crushed black beans, and the elegant sweetness was very delicious. Our school is located at Nishi-Hachioji Station, next to Takao Station. It took first place in the recently announced "Really Comfortable City to Live in Ranking". Nishi-Hachioji is located along the Chuo Line, which connects to Tokyo and Shinjuku, between Hachioji, which is convenient for shopping, and Takao, which is rich in nature. It is recommended for its many supermarkets and hospitals, and inexpensive rent 😊. The souvenir "tengu yaki" that I got when I went on an excursion to Mt. Takao. It is in the form of a yokai tengu who is said to live on Mount Takao. I thought the filling was bean paste, but it was crushed black beans, and the elegant sweetness was very delicious. Our school is located at Nishi Hachioji Station, next to Takao Station. In the recently announced "Really Livable Cities Ranking", we took first place. Nishi Hachioji is located along the Chuo Line, which connects to Tokyo and Shinjuku, between Hachioji, which is convenient for shopping, and Takao, which is rich in nature. There are many supermarkets and hospitals, and the rent is cheap, so it is 😊 recommended.
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Nov. 14, 2022
[English/Japanese] A 15-minute walk from Hachioji Station, I bought a "Hachioji Castle Monaka" at the Japanese sweets shop Senshuen. In fact, there was a castle in Hachioji in the 16th century. This "Hachioji Castle Monaka" is a confectionary shaped like the castle that existed at that time. The monaka is filled with sweet bean paste and is very tasty 😊By the way, Hachioji Castle is no longer there, but the place where the castle used to be is now a park. I would like to visit there with my students someday. A 15-minute walk from Hachioji Station, I bought "Hachioji Castle Monaka" at the Japanese confectionery shop Senshoen. In fact, there was a castle in Hachioji in the 16th century. This "Hachioji Castle Monaka" is a candy in the shape of a castle that existed at that time. There was a lot of red bean paste (sweet paste of beans) in the inside and it was very deliciousBy 😊 the way, Hachioji Castle is no longer there, but the place where the castle used to be is now a park. I would like to go with my students someday.
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Nov. 7, 2022
【English/Japanese】 I went to the rooster market in Hachioji with some of my students! There is an Otori Shrine about a 5-minute walk from Hachioji Station. I was impressed by the lucky and gorgeous decorations. Moreover, the sight of shopkeepers calling out good luck to customers who buy them was just like Japanese culture, and the students were very excited. On the way home, we bought a specialty of the rooster market, kirisansho (rice cakes covered with a spice called sansho). It was very delicious. There are two more rooster fairs to come. We hope you will visit the rooster market as well. I went to the Hachioji Tori no Ichi with my students! There is Otori Shrine about a 5-minute walk from Hachioji Station. Impressed by the auspicious and luxurious decoration. In addition, the sight of the shop staff shouting auspicious things to customers who bought them was a reflection of Japanese culture itself, and the students were also excited. On the way back, I bought Tori no Ichi's famous kiri sansho (mochi sprinkled with spices called sansho). It was very tasty. There are two more Tori no Ichi. Please come and visit us.
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Sep. 27, 2022
[English/Japanese] A 3-minute walk from the school, you can have matcha and nerikiri at Hanano, a cafe specializing in Japanese green tea. This is a wonderful store that is both a boutique and a café. Here, you can even try your hand at making nerikiri (the Japanese confectionery pictured in the photo). International students, especially female students, like to look at the books of wagashi. A Vietnamese student said, "Wagashi changes its design with the seasons, and they are all so beautiful and wonderful. She said. The wagashi in the photo is designed as a "Gamaguchi" purse. A 3-minute walk from the school, you can enjoy matcha and nerikiri at Japan tea specialty café Hanano. This is a nice shop with a boutique and a café. You can also experience making nerikiri (Japanese sweets in the photo) here. International students, especially female students, like to look at books on Japanese sweets. A Vietnamese student said, "Japanese sweets change their design depending on the season, and they are all very beautiful, so they are wonderful." * The Japanese sweets in the photo are designed with a "gamaguchi wallet".
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Sep. 5, 2022
[English] Do you know "Miyako Manju," the soul food of Hachioji? 30 yen per piece, you can buy these manju near Hachioji Station. They are popular among students because of their affordable price. They taste very delicious with a gentle sweetness. The store is a local store that collaborates with a nearby university, and the design of the manju often changes, so you can enjoy eating it while having fun. You should definitely try it 😊. Do you know Hachioji's soul food "Miyako Manju"? For 30 yen each, it is a manju that can be purchased around Hachioji Station. It is reasonably priced, so it is also popular with students. The taste is very tasty with a gentle sweetness. It is a shop that is closely tied to the local area, such as collaborating with a nearby university, and the design of the manju often changes, so you can enjoy eating while eating. Please try 😊 it once
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Dylan Gibson
Oct. 11, 2021
I stopped by Tokyo Station over the weekend to take care of an errand and decided to have lunch at the gyutan restaurant "Rikyu" (利久). Everything tasted amazing and the stew was especially good. I always enjoy the soup served with gyutan, it's sort of like a refreshing break in between the savory bites of beef. Plus the beef inside of the soup is soft from being boiled and has a really nice texture to it. I was pretty surprised at the salad actually, as well. I usually am not a fan of the salads served with gyutan but this one had the perfect amount of beef on it and the dressing tasted quite nice, so that was a welcome surprise. The wagashi served with it tasted really good. I'm not sure about what it was exactly, but it was red bean paste with some sort of white filling, maybe even white bean paste, but it was a good way to finish the meal.
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