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Tokyo Trip Vol.2



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Hello!This is the second post (First post was mainly about shrines and temples) about our trip in Japan. In this post, I write about Japanese food, based on some questions mostly asked by Kai.===In the Matcha (green tea) cafe in Tokyo Station.

matcha parfait

matcha parfait


Hello!This is the second post (First post was mainly about shrines and temples) about our trip in Japan. In this post, I write about Japanese food, based on some questions mostly asked by Kai.===In the Matcha (green tea) cafe in Tokyo Station.


What is Kinako?

kinako sweets and green tea

kinako sweets and green tea


It is toasted soybean flour. (I said that it is made from flowe, but that is not true..) You ate it with わらび餅 (Warabi Mochi), a bracken starch dumpling made from a kind of plant.I googled to find out that getting Warabi mochi made from 100% warabi isn’t easy in Japan. Most of Warabi Mochi we find in stores are made from gelatin.


What is ところてん (Tokoroten)?

jelly topped with matcha ice cream

jelly topped with matcha ice cream

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It is made from sea weed Tokoroten are noodle shaped strips of sea weed gelatin in tangy soup.In the fruits parfait cafe (銀座千疋屋本店, which was located close to your accommodation. We two (Kai and me) went there together before Minnie arrived lol)


What fruit is popular in summer in Japan?

In Japan in summer, we like eating watermelons, melons, peaches and grapes. I like peaches the most!


Are Japanese fruits more expensive?

It is said that Japanese fruits are expensive compared to other countries. Here is the story


Do Japanese eat fruits in the morning?

First of all, according to one of analyses, 80% of people like eating fruits, and the most popular fruit is strawberry. However, the percentage of who eat fruits every day is less than 30% in total, and only 10% of female in their twenties eat fruits every day. Secondly, according to another report which was published 6 years ago, single females and housewives eat fruits in the morning the most, and single males eat fruits during the time from dinner until they go to bed the most. In conclusion, people like eating fruits but they don’t eat them every day. And, most women eat them in the morning and most of the males eat them in the evening and at night. I personally don’t eat them every day either. But I am trying to do so, and when I eat, I do so in the morning because I heard that eating fruits at night- especially before going to bed would make me fat.


What is the population of Tokyo?

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view from RoppongiHills


13,330,000 people live in Tokyo district.


How much is it to go to Tokyo tower?

900 yen.For your information, Nangsan tower in Seoul cost 9000 won, which is around 900 yen.


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