Archive | December, 2017

Dekavita – genki drink – Japan

30 Dec

The choice of genki drinks in Japan is wide and varied. I’ve always enjoyed the sweet taste of Dekivita. It’s a vitamin C drink and gives you a quick kick. Commonly available in small 120ml bottles in vending machines across the country, you can also find a can variety as well. Made by Otsuka –


Japanese motorcycle police toy

29 Dec

As is widely known, no one produces cooler toys than Japan. Found this cool looking police motorycle in a toy store recently and thought it worth sharing. Oh and if you’re interested, motorcycle cops ride Honda’s in Japan.

Pink taxi cab -Fukuoka Japan

29 Dec

Futaba Taxis have a cool looking pink taxi which caught my eye recently at Fukuoka station. Have never seen a pink taxi anywhere in the world – until now!

Ordering gyudon in Japan (Matsuya)

25 Dec

There is now an english feature available at the ticket machine, usually located at the entrance of each Matsuya restaurant. At ¥ 390 for a large bowl of gyudon (beef with rice) – plus miso soup – you cannot go wrong ! Make a note for when you visit Japan !

Kirin Mets Cola – Japan

25 Dec

Some time back I  blogged about Mets grapefruit drink and what a great tasting soda it is. Some time back, the good folks at Kirin released Mets Cola – and being a fan of all things fizzy, I gave it a try. It’s zero calories so obviously no sugar buzz, but on a sweltering summer’s day in Japan – good stuff !! Go for it !


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Japanese christmas cakes

25 Dec

The cake decorations which you will find during the festive season are amazing. Attention to detail and amazing skills ensure your christmas cake will be a memorable one. Fujiya Cake stores can be found all over Japan and are just one place you should visit at Christmas time. 

Making mochi in Japan

25 Dec