Nezu Shrine Festival

21 Sep

Today is the Japanese holiday 「敬老の日」 (“Respect For The Aged Day“).
Click here to read my short FAQ about it.

Yesterday my family and I went to the 「根津神社祭り」 (“Nezu Shrine Festival“).

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From there, we stopped by the gravesite of Japan’s last 将軍 (Shogun), 徳川慶喜 (Yoshinobu Tokugawa).

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After that, we got dinner at an 居酒屋 (Japanese izakaya restaurant) and then went home.
It was a fun day together.

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8 Responses to “Nezu Shrine Festival”

  1. Priya March 4, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Hi
    Would you be able to tell me the timings for the festival?

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  2. gigihawaii September 22, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Also, we had miso soup and seaweed soup, which were both very good. I believe these soups are part of Korean cuisine, too.

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    • tokyo5 September 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

      Usually Miso Soup has seaweed in it.
      Is it eaten in Korea too?

      Actually, you mentioned Ramen…it’s very popular in Japan but it’s a Chinese food originally.

      The other foods I mentioned above are original Japanese cuisine (Monjya is a “Tokyo dish”).

      Have you ever tried the Korean foods: Yakiniku (I don’t know the Korean name), Bibinba, Chizimi, or Kimuchi?
      They’re popular in Japan too.

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  3. gigihawaii September 22, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    In Tokyo, I saw sushi and tempura mentioned consistently on every menu so naturally that is what we ordered. I don’t know any other dishes.

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    • tokyo5 September 22, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

      Both Sushi and Tenpura are excellent Japanese foods.

      But how about Yakisoba, Yakitori, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Monjya, Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu, etc?

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  4. gigihawaii September 22, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    I really should try a new Japanese restaurant here in Hawaii. So far, the only Japanese food I have eaten are ramen, sushi/sashimi, and tempura. Surely, Japanese cuisine is more varied than that!

    I guess that is why I prefer Chinese cuisine — more variety.

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    • tokyo5 September 22, 2009 at 1:59 am #

      Japanese variety is much more variety than only Ramen, Sushi, and Tenpura.

      When you visited Tokyo before, didn’t you try alot of Japanese food?

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