Eki ben

We spent a lot of our time on the train getting from one place to another so we ended up eating a few meals in transit.

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The bento (Japanese boxed lunch) are very convenient and can be found almost anywhere in Japan.  They are sold at convenience stores such as 7-11, in the Depa Chika (see previous post) and at train and bus stations.  Most “eki ben”, or station bento for short, taste great and are reasonably priced.

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The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is very spacious and clean.  There are people who walk through each car and sell bento and snacks to the passengers and even come by with a trash bag after!  When travelling long distances on the Shink, you will notice the bento choices will change because they sell the food of the region you are travelling through.

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This is a kashiwa bento I bought in Akama (Fukuoka) when we were leaving my Aunt’s house heading to the Mt. Fuji area.  They are known for having great kashiwa bento and we were not disappointed!

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  1. Boyfriend Says:

    I really liked my tonkatsu bento that we bought in Hiroshima (the one pictured with the beer). The seating for the train reminded me of a plane somewhat, though there was a lot more space on the train. I was pretty satisfied with everything we bought for the train rides. If only they had decently priced, good food that you could pick up for plane flights in the airport. Especially since most flights don’t serve food anymore.


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