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Cha no Ka

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My friend gave me a small sweet present of Kyoto.
‘Cha no Ka’ is langue de chat made with plenty of special Japanese green tea using strictly selected tea leaves grown in Uji-Shirakawa, Kyoto.

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And, special white chocolate is sandwiched in between 2 pieces of green tea langue de chat.
We are able to enjoy the aromatic green tea leaves and the taste also.

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Cha no Ka

Overnight trip to Atami “food” part2

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We had a breakfast at hotel annex in Western style where got the beautiful
morning sun.

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We had a healthy diet because we got a lot of fresh fruits and salad.
However, we were impressed by their special clam chowder which had a very delicate flavor.

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Everything made us very happy, and also we were very much pleased with their hospitality.

KAI Atami

Overnight trip to Atami “food” part1

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We had a great dinner privately in our room. We really enjoyed seasonal sea foods and local vegetables.

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Also, we delighted the eye as much as the palate.
All of the foods were arranged on beautiful dishes of various colors.
We had very relaxed and wonderful time with good foods.

KAI Atami

Hokkaido figure Souvenir

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I bought a Capsule toy of limited sale at Shin-Chitose air port of Hokkaido.
They are series of figure toys which select Hokkaido specialties.
In fact, I wanted HATSUNE MIKU・・・・.
But I got “brown bear and salmon” figures!

Hokkaido Figure MIYAGE – figure produced by Kaiyodo

cookies from Shirakabado

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I got cookies for souvenir at Shirakabado in Karuizawa.
One of these is blueberry, and the other is walnut.
Both of these are special products of Karuizawa district.
These are simple and good, nearly handmade.

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Karuizawa was still in refreshing spring season. I’d love to go back there soon!

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Overnight trip to Atami 5

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When My sister and I went to Atami which was a small town on the east coast of Japan’s Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, we took a seasonal express train Marine express odoriko.
They services are scheduled to be introduced, running between Tokyo and Izukyu-Shimoda using E259 series 6-car EMUs normally used on Narita Express services.

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We enjoyed the ride, and bento for lunch.

Marine Express Odoriko – JR Izu (Japanese)

Overnight trip to Atami 4

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My sister and I went to Atami Plum (Ume) Garden which was a garden with Japanese Plums located in Atami.

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It was little chilly but we enjoyed looking at flowers.
The plums of this garden bloom from beginning of January to March.
During the Plum (Ume) season, there are events and food stands are held and open in the garden.

Atami Baien (Japanese)
Atami Baien - Shizuoka Guide

Touge no Ringo Ame

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I went to Karuizawa (1 hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen express) as a day trip.
And I got a cute apple candy in tiny ceramic rice cooker that named “Touge no Ringo Ame”.(峠のりんご飴)
The original is famous bento in small ceramic rice cooker named “Touge no Kamameshi“(峠の釜めし), and this candy was made for 125 years anniversary of Oginoya the company of this bento.

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The pottery became more small and cute for this special souvenir. I’ll re-use this as umeboshi-pickles pot.

Oginoya

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