三社祭の食物 Food of Sanja Matsuri

This is the second part of the Sanja Matsuri. I wanted to make a whole post about food because one post that would have everything would be too big.

I will apologize because I’m 100% sure that after you have seen these photos you will be dying of hunger.

I’m not sure about the names of some of these foods but food is food names doesn’t matter 😀
I’ll try to add the names later with some Japanese help hehe.

Delicious burger ! I ate one and NAAAAM ;D
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This must be good too
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I LOOOVE Corn !
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Doesn’t all of them look mouth watering !! I’m getting more hungry by just writing this post
So that was what people ate but what people drank well I got an answer to that too 😀

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Big blocks of ice preventing the drinks getting warm
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and more drinks coming in since it was a warm day and everything was getting sold fast.
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New years in Japan!

おはようございます!

Okay this post is kinda late but still I know you’ll love it !

The photos in this post will be from the days between 30th to first of January I hope you enjoy them.

If you were reading my blog when I was in Aomori you should have seen this beautiful cat called Chibi.
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She looks so cute when she is sleepy!
Happy new year from Chibi
Close up photo !
Happy new year from Chibi

The convenience stores were very intelligent to make this glass box in front of their main door so snow would not be coming in. Also the parking lots were full of hot water all day so it would not freeze.

New years in Hirosaki,Aomori

Took some photos at the New years table for you so you can see what a normal Japanese new years food is. Warning you will get hungry when seeing the food!
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Deeeeelicious ! Would you like to eat any of this ?
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I have to say that there was a lot of food! the 31st we started eating about 3-4pm and ended the evening at 2am and the party continued for the next few days.
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If you have any questions of what is what just ask 😀
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I also took some photos at the store of the different dishes, you can see that they are not that expensive either.
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Check how cheap coca cola is in north Japan.
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… 138yen for 1,5L bottle
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If you are in Japan or going to Japan I’d recommend you to try this ice cream, you can find it pretty much everywhere!
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Since my girlfriends old room did not have a working tv, so I was watching tv through her phone!
New years in Hirosaki,Aomori
ps. that is a great tv show with Takeshi Kitano.

Now you are wondering why I haven’t taken much photos with my Nikon, well it was snowing quite a bit!
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Today’s lunch at Yayoiken やよい軒

Went to this great Japanese restaurant for a quick lunch. This restaurant chain has a lot of spots all around Tokyo and where we live, we have two of them very close, about 10min walk.

Very cheap place to go, my meal was about 780yen and it included miso soup,salad, rice and of course the main meal. Maybe a picture would be better… All of this 780yen!
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I had a delicious hamburger steak that had melted cheese inside and on top ! deeeeeelicious !
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Very clean and good restaurant ! well all in Japan are clean and good! hehehe
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Good salad as well !
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Miso soup is always welcome 😀
Yayoiken やよい軒 Lunch

Ikea and Izakaya, the life in Japan

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Here we are again !

Second day in Japan ! I need to be in a soft area when I sleep so had to go to Ikea to get me some pillows and other stuff and we decided to eat there as well. To be honest the food was delicious, in Finland the ikea food is horrible but in Japan it seems to amazing ! I recommend.

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—Before and after 😛
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—Macha ice cream from ikea was so gooooddd !

After ikea we made a quick shop in a foreigner food shop (gaijin food) bought some nice little treats for us !  Surprisingly cheap place considering that it’s all imported.
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I saw a Touch screen vending machine ! it was great 😀 need to try to use it next time I see it , oh the technology is moving fast !
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We got home and freshened up and left to the Izakaya where we first went on our first “date” , not that amazing place but the food is to die for and the people are great ! I recommend, Odaiba aqua city (only izakaya there)
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— I know you got hungry from watching those photos !
Second day in Japan

After we got ourselves full we continued drinking in my favorite bar at Monzen nakacho (monnaka) .
It’s name is ZERO , it is kinda hard to find if you are not aquatinted with monnaka, but the signs to find it are that it is blue and has a bicycle on the window 😀 I have a nickname for it “Jitensha” which means bicycle in Japanese.
Second day in Japan

Soon I’ll update more !! thank you for reading and be sure to like my Facebook page for more smaller updates of my trip ( no worries I don’t spam , no time for that)