Saturday, May 26, 2012

Heading up to Tohoku

What we did:





We woke up and spent a nice morning taking in our surroundings and enjoying our view of the cityscape. Then we packed up our smaller bags and headed for the train station to catch a bullet train up to Tohoku, way up north from us. Ryan lived up in Sendai for a while, and since he had a week before the internship started, we thought it would be nice to go visit for a few days. It was about a 4 hour trip. We stocked up on some great snacks from the Family Mart and made our merry little way up the island at lightning speed.






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What we ate:


Mikan zelly (fruit slices in fruit juice gelatin), chocolate mushrooms(chocolate tops and cookie/cracker stems), and a banana flavoured yogurt drink.


Dango ( steamed rice flour balls, toasted and dipped in a sweet and savoury sauce), mushi pan (steamed cream flavoured cake), and orange juice that tastes really different from tropicana.


curry pan- japanese curry surrounded by bread with a crispy outer layer.


closeup of that dango.



showing the miraculously dense, spongy, soft interior of the mushi pan- my all time favourite Japanese treat so far. last time I was in Japan I think I might have bought one every day...


nom nom choco mushrooms

We took the train and a bus out to a little mountain town in the middle of nowhere where Ryan found an Onsen (hot spring resort) he really wanted to visit. That deserves its own post though, so I'll leave that for later and end this for now, lest the photo overload become too wearisome for your scroll mussels.

Love from Japan,



  1. These photos are great. Looks like an amazing trip. I hope you are having a wonderful time.

  2. I am so jealous of your wonderful looking trip haha. Chocolate mushrooms are on my list of favorite snacks haha. That dango looks amazing as does that spongy mushi pan. Japanese desserts/pastries are so yummy!

    You look great, by the way. Have fun :)


  3. These photos are amazing, it's so different to what I'm used to seeing. I feel like escaping now, i want to experience new things but I don't have the courage to do it :( x

  4. This is beyond cool!! What a great instagram diary, and that food really looks delicious.. Japanese treats are SOOO good... It looks like you are having a fun adventure!

  5. Wow, these pictures are amazing! Japan has some seriously good food! I especially like the chocolate mushrooms!


  6. cute post - thanks for sharing. The food looks so different, I would love to visit Japan one day and experience it all.
    p.s your eyelashes are amazing, what mascara do you use? So pretty!

  7. you kill me with the little wooden puppy eating the choco mushrooms

  8. I love the photos, especially the Instagram ones... you both look like you had a lot of fun! I hope to make it to the other side of the world some day as well :)

    Cup of Tea