As I sit down to write this post, I keep asking myself “why would anyone need a list of reasons to visit Japan? It’s amazing and everybody knows it!” However, as my dear friend once told me, there is always a clear why behind everything.
At many restaurants in Japan, once your food is brought to the table, you will likely receive a check even if you don’t ask for one. However, at izakayas and bars, you may need to ask for one when you are ready to pay.
Located from the northern island of Hokkaido through the southernmost island of Okinawa, family restaurants, aka ‘famiresu’, offer a variety of unique menu items at a reasonable price, providing an indispensable dining facility for anybody in Japan.
Sushi, tempura, savory ‘okonomiyaki’ pancakes – there are so many yummy edibles in Japan that you shouldn’t miss during your stay. Sample some of this lingo the next time you’re at a local restaurant to experience some of these specialties.
Culinary Specialist Seaman Recruit Adrianna Hunt, from Miami Fla., wraps individual salads in plastic to later serve in the Far East Café, the main galley onboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan Aug. 19, 2021.
If you go to restaurants or stores in Japan, you might note some specific phrases used by waiters and store clerks. One of the most common phrases that they use is “Kashikomari mashita” which means “understood” or “certainly” in a polite way, meaning that your order has been accepted.
If you like to eat a lot of tasty seafood, I found the restaurant for you in Odawara, Japan. Aburiya is a seafood restaurant that serves a wide variety of freshly caught seafood that will knock your socks off.
Art Ishismine, an engineer attached to Naval Information Warfare Center Yokosuka onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) purchases a to-go lunch at the newly opened fast food restaurant, Cruise Inn.
Mikie Watanabe, cultural adaptation specialist with Marine Corps Community Services, took 20 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents on a journey to learn more about local Japanese restaurants and grocery stores at Fresta Mall in Iwakuni City, Friday, September 20, 2019.
Japan takes the cake when it comes to themed dining. From cat cafes to geeky maid bars to izakayas modeled after elementary school classrooms, there’s no limit to the intersection of food and amusement, especially in Tokyo.