Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Ramen is one of popular comfort food among Japanese. Back then, Muslim traveler might be hesitated to taste this dish because usually it was made from pork broth. But these days the number of Vegetarian Ramen and even Halal Ramen is increasing in Japan. One of the place to try Vegetarian Ramen is in Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. There are 3 – 4 different option you can choose. Or if you are a big eater, why not try all? This museum is probably the most random/out-of-theme museum we’ve ever visited. We will tell you why later.

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Karaoke Honpo Maneki Neko Yotsuya-3chome

As JE fangirls, January probably the best month for you to go to Japan as there are so many concerts from different groups being held. We managed to go to not just one, but three concert venue. Sadly we didn’t actually attend the concert as we couldn’t get the ticket (someday we will!). So for our consolation, we went for Karaoke and made our own concert, lol. This particular karaoke chain located in Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku not only a place for having fun, but also they offer Halal menu for Muslim visitor.

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Sarapan di Tsukiji Fish Market

Sebagai kota pelabuhan, ga heran kalau Tokyo memiliki pasar ikan dan seafood terbesar di dunia bernama Tsukiji Fish Market. Kalau di Jakarta mungkin semacam Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa ya. Tidak hanya hasil tangkapan dari perairan Jepang, tangkapan dari nelayan Jepang di seluruh dunia pun mampir ke pasar ikan ini untuk dijual dengan total sekitar 700.000 ton persegi seafood dalam setahun! [1] Kok bisa sih segitu banyaknya? Ya karena terkait dengan pola konsumsi orang Jepang yang emang doyan makan ikan. Awalnya sih mereka makan ikan bukan cuma karena doyan, tapi emang sempat ada pelarangan makan daging selama beberapa abad di Era Kofun [2]. Selain untuk konsumsi, ikan juga menjadi salah satu bahan persembahan bagi dewa di kuil-kuil. Jadi wajar kan kalau Jepang punya pasar ikan terbesar di dunia. Untuk kualitas jangan ditanya, karena orang Jepang sering makan dalam bentuk mentah, maka hanya kualitas terbaik dan paling segar yang dijual di sini.

Peta Tsukiji Fish Market

Peta Tsukiji Fish Market

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Filming Location: Boulangerie Sudo

 

Tourists may not be familiar with the name of this place. We also didn’t know anything about it until we saw one of Himitsu no Arashi-chan episodes (TBS, aired 2011.04.28). Nino and Leader took the guest, Horikita Maki, to one bread shop in Setagaya.

Nino, Leader and Horikita Maki in front of Boulangerie Sudo

Nino, Leader Ohno, and Horikita Maki in front of Boulangerie Sudo

For the sake of variety show, they had a quiz where they guessed the price of the served breads. Nino won the first question so he was able to eat the first bread, one of the most popular ones. And his reaction upon eating it has led us to this bread shop.

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