You have seen this small package inside the food item wrapping in Japan. This thing is called AGELESS, An oxygen absorber is a small sachet used to keep products safe from things like mold and extend shelf life by taking the oxygen out of a sealed package.
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Do you like sake?
Japan has many wonderful Sake places called Izakaya ... Very friendly sake gathering. On the the best places to meet people.
The drinking age in Japan is 20. Just remember that.
When you go to Japan, you might want to try some instant noodles. They are available at any super market or convenience store. You will be surprised by the variety that is available.
This picture is few years old ... It is in Asakusa, Tokyo
290 yen is an old price.
Here in the US, we often spend $10+ for a bowl of ramen. Plus tip and tax makes it $12 ~ $14. Of cause you can find some expensive ramen in Japan, but ramen in general are considered cheap and fast.
Some of the places I go, a bowl of Ramen starts 350 yen ... many places sell their base ramen for 500 yen.
Have you ever had tempura where chef cooks it right in front of you and server you hot tempura? You need to try this. One of the best Japanese foods you can find.
You cannot find huge meals like in the USA in Japan. That might be one of the reasons people in Japan in general are smaller than the people in the US. In addition, people rely on the public transportation and do o drive as much in the cities in Japan. That contribute to more expertise.
There are many Starbucks stores in Japan. But when you visit Japan, try some Japanese coffees including Dotour Coffee and Convenience Store coffee.
Fuji and Gala Apple
Fuji Apple was developed in Japan back in 1930 and was introduced to the market in 1960s. It is one of the most popular apples in the USA.
This is a picture of Fuji Apple and Gala Apple.
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