As shared in my previous blog post, I was able to visit Japan for FREE due to a training opportunity offered by our company. Nevertheless, I was able to experience Japan to my heart’s extent without spending my own money and allowance – thank you to my generous company and client 🙂
With this, I’ll share with you some things to do in Kagoshima, Japan.
1.Eat authentic Japanese cuisines.
I bet everyone will agree with this – I mean you need to eat! You know, though we’ve eaten Japanese food while in the Philippines, it is much different when you are able to taste authentic food made by Japanese chefs. Yeah, that was absolutely great. Plus, you are having a meal in a “chabudai” – the known short-legged table in Japan.
Though we would always be looking for authentic Japanese cuisines, I tell you this – try also some fast food in Japan. Though we know popular fast food chains have been circulating all over the world, there’s a big difference in how these fast food restaurants are being managed in line with a country’s culture. We tried the popular McDonald’s fast-food chain and unbelievably, I can only see one or two crews in the counter. Unnatural for me. I mean, who clears the table after we eat? But this made me love Japan more 🙂 Yes, Japanese are known to be courteous and disciplined, and this relates to the fact that once you are finished with your meal, you clean your own table and throw your trash in the proper bins in respect to the next user. I know the CLAYGO should be practiced in any place but honestly I’ve only experienced this in this country so far. I’m not sure if this goes all around Japan, but knowing this makes me more impressed with the Japanese culture!
3. Go to Yakiniku restaurants.
Don’t just go but experience 🙂 Grilling meat is not just known for Koreans as you see in K-dramas but it is also popular in Japan. Who wouldn’t love to grill meat with your friends and just laugh and talk nonsense? Everyone’s enjoying the food and the fun talks. We did it on Friday night just after our working hours with all our Japanese workmates/friends. Yeah, the best way to begin the weekend.
Amaou strawberries are available from winter to spring, and luckily we went to Japan during this season 🙂 These are great for eating simply fresh. Because Amaou strawberries are aesthetically beautiful, they are used for decorating cakes in Japan. These are produced exclusively in Fukuoka prefecture. Never miss out to taste these bright berries!
Oops, I started everything with food 🙂 It goes to show my inner happiness. There’s more to share on my next blog post– places to go and more things to do. Promise, it won’t just be about food 🙂 lol.