Tokyo Part-timers

  Recently we were interviewed by the Sunday Star Times for the Expat Tales feature. It was great to...

Kamakura

  Excitement is high as we approach Tokyo Station for our overnight trip to the seaside town of Kamakura....

Atami

50 minutes by bullet train, and what seems like a world away from Tokyo, is the seaside resort town...
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Tokyo Part-timers
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Kamakura
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Atami
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Sunday Star Times Feature

EATING TOKYO

It’s packed to the rafters with restaurants and cafes – it’s a foodie’s heaven
but on a visit to Tokyo where do you start?

We couldn’t be more excited to share a photo story from today’s Sunday Star Times, put together by Bernadette Courtney, about her week with Eating Tokyo. Follow the link to check it out,

We still have a few places available on our October 2018 tours. For full details on availability http://www.eatingtokyotours.co.nz/tour-details/

 

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Tokyo Part-timers

 

Recently we were interviewed by the Sunday Star Times for the Expat Tales feature. It was great to have the opportunity to make recommendations in the city we now call our second home. Check out the full interview here

Funny story – On the flight up to Tokyo for our May 2018 tours we sat next to a lovely woman who was stopping in Tokyo for 4 days en route to London. She told us she had read an article in the Sunday paper about two expats in Tokyo and had booked a walking tour in Yanaka, an area they had recommended. We had to fess up that it was us. Of course we then had a great conversation about Tokyo and recommended lots of other things to do during her short stay.

 

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Kamakura

 

Excitement is high as we approach Tokyo Station for our overnight trip to the seaside town of Kamakura.

We had read that it is just an hour away from Tokyo by local train and costs just $12.

We head straight to the ekiben to select our bento boxes for the journey. We need little excuse to scoff one of these amazing little meals even though it is 10am and we have lunch planned in Kamakura.

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima.

Say this city’s name and your thoughts immediately go to 6 August 1945, the day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. Images of a city and its people devastated, destroyed.

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‘Not eating’ In Tokyo

This story is written by a guest who came on the very first Eating Tokyo tour earlier this year. After the tours, we sought feedback from guests in order to refine and improve our offering for future guests. Trish provided us with this story as her feedback. We thought we would share it with you …

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Kiso Valley

These photos were taken in and around the Kiso Valley, specifically in Tsumago and Magome. They are from the travel blogger Local Milk and inspired us to visit this untouched and ancient part of Japan. Stay at the Fujioto Ryokan, a beautiful inn with exceptional food – highly recommended, though we didn’t get a chance to try it ourselves. Next time.

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Otoshi

Otoshi is a custom peculiar to Japan and we in the West have nothing like it. It is the surprise dish you receive when you take your seat at a bar or izakaya. Otoshi means ‘to pass’ and is something to eat between placing and receiving your order.

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Atami

50 minutes by bullet train, and what seems like a world away from Tokyo, is the seaside resort town of Atami. After a dazzling week of food, markets, restaurants and shopping with Eating Tokyo, in the crazy bright lights of the metropolis, Sue and I booked a night away in a tranquil and traditional Japanese ryokan.

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