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Eki ben

May 20, 2009

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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