Category: <span>Japan 2016</span>

The Cakes of Japan 17



I had this in Kyoto. It was custard tart but, although not too bad, the egg custard was a little overcooked.…


Hiroshima Carp

The baseball team in Hiroshima are called the Carp. I have to say that I had the most fun at their game out of all of the sports matches I …


Osaka Castle

One of the major attractions to see in Osaka is the castle. This is actually a recreation (complete with lift) but looks pretty faithful to the historical pictures found within. …


The Curious Breakfast Items of Japan 6


I light bready kind if thing with tuna in the middle and some cheese on top.…


The Museum of Downtown Customs

At the corner of Ueno Park is the Museum of Downtown Customs. I wasn’t quite sure what such a museum would hold in store and what “customs” are common “downtown”. …


The Cakes of Japan 16


This is the nicest cake I’ve had in Japan. It’s a molded pancake type thing, not unlike cake number 13; however, it had an excellent texture and was filled with …


Dagashi

Dagashi are small sweets that kids in Japan used to buy. The equivalent thing we have would be a 10 pence mix. In the Museum of Downtown Customs a Dagashiya …


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THis was some sort of Hanami cake. As it was that time of year I felt obliged to try it. It was bready with some sort of jam filling. It …


The Curious Breakfast Items of Japan 5


A cheese and ham muffin.…


The Empress Tea House

I came across this rather nice tea house near Harajuku. It was the Empress’ tea house. Although I don’t think she comes by any more.

Green tea flavoured things are …