Discovering the savory side of Harajuku, Tokyo
Straight up Sake tasting
Sesame Ice Cream
Making all the okonomiyaki for lunch
Creating magical ice creams
Learning the basics of Japanese eating culture
Some days as a tourist, trying to work out the local customs, when you don’t speak the language can be rather confusing. I’ve been there and made mistakes myself more often then what I would like to admit. Thankfully Asami takes the time to walk Brittany and I through the basics dining etiquette.
Itadakimasu – A saying of thank you, said before the meal.
Gogchisosama – A saying of thank you, said after the meal.
The dinning mistakes that you need to know to never do;
Pass food with your chopsticks to another person. This is a big No.
Stick your chopsticks into food – ie the rice bowl.
Final Thoughts on Eating in Harajuku
Harajuku is a fascinating place to explore in Tokyo. Our tour took us deep into the streets of Harajuku, past Takeshita Street. Though we did get time to pop into quite a few kawaii spots and enjoy the frivolity. I haven’t shown you all as I don’t want to spoil the surprises that are waiting around the Harajuku corner for you.
You will be walking a lot so don’t forget to dress comfortably. I suggest the following travel favourites;
Disclaimer – we were hosted by Arigato Tours Japan. This was not the usual tour on offer, as mentioned earlier we had already visited the super popular places. So whilst you may go to some of the places alluded to in the above post you might not. That’s the joy of travelling, you never know what’s going to happen.
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