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Japanese Oden – Eating on a budget series

Who loves oden as much as I do? ?? Oden, in my opinion is the Japanese version of Yong Tau Foo (without the rice/mee/bee hoon), that’s warm and comforting to the soul. Oden is typically sold as takeaways in convenience stores during winter, as well as during cool periods during other seasons, such as typhoon period …

Food Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Kanto (Tokyo) Street food and fast food

CURRY HOUSE CoCo ICHIBANYA Japanese-style Curry

CoCo Ichibanya – Another eating on a budget series in Japan One of our favourite chain restaurants in Japan is the Curry House CoCo Ichibanya. With over a thousand stores in Japan alone, you can easily find one at major shopping streets. CoCo Ichibanya is also inexpensive and each curry rice comes in huge generous …

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Cheap Udon Restaurant – Sanuki Udon Hanamaru

Throughout our vacations in Japan, we are always on a lookout for restaurant chains that are economical and delicious! If you are a fan of Japanese noodles, particularly UDON, we are happy to recommend to you this udon franchised chain restaurant in Japan – Sanuki Udon Hanamaru. Some informative facts about udon: Udon is a …

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12 Essential Winter Items to buy in Japan Directly

Singapore’s all-year Summer season leaves us with no experience in surviving natural snow and winter climate. As such, Singaporeans on their first trip to winter countries typically feels excited (about witnessing the snow ? ☃) and yet nervous at the same time. In fact, I was so anxious to equip myself against the cold climate that my luggage for my first …

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Takeshita Street, Harajuku Part 2 (Tokyo Budget Shopping Paradise)

After a yummy crepe, let’s continue our walkabout down Takeshita Street… Opposite the crepes stores is Matsumoto KiYoshi, one of the leading drugstore/pharmacy chainstore in Japan, which sells a huge range of toiletries, cosmetics, counter medication and titbits etc. They are like a combination of our Watsons + Guardian Pharmacy + SASA, a 3-in-1 beauty/pharmacy/drugstore. …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Shopping Shopping malls and streets

Harajuku Takeshita Street, Harajuku Part 1 (Tokyo Budget)

Believe me, shopping in Tokyo can be cheap and affordable too if you visit Harajuku Takeshita Street, the trademark shopping street in Harajuku! Similarly to other Asia’s famous shopping districts such as Xi-Meng-Ding in Taipei and Myeong Dong in Seoul, Harajuku Takeshita Street is the hang-out place in Tokyo for price-conscious Japanese teens. It is …