ekiben

Looking for the Best Bentos in Japan? Here Are 3 Award-Winning Ekibens

When in Japan, you will most likely come across ekiben (train station bento boxes) shops housed within the train stations especially if there are long-distance train services passing through there. In order to ease your hunger pangs during the long journeys, there is a dizzying variety of prepacked bento meals sold at such shops to…

3 Ekiben Meals to Help You Sample Local Flavors!

Your trip to Japan will definitely not be complete if you fail to sample ekiben. Ekiben is a combination of the words “eki” (i.e. train station) and “bento” (i.e. lunch box) which when you combine together literally means lunch box at a train station. These ekiben have long been standing in Japan for decades with…

Ekiben: The Special Japanese Railway–only Bento Box

What are the ekibens? The word ekiben comes from a combination of the words eki(station) and ben, (short for “bento”, meaning lunch box). Basically, ekibens are the station or region specific lunches that are sold at train stations all over Japan. History ja.wikipedia.org/ There are various stories as to when and where the first Japanese…

Shinkansen carry us toward new places

In Japan means of transportation is so much. Train and airport and shipment. That is really convenient to go sightseeing spots in Japan. In this year, New face of Shinkansen, which is a bullet train in Japan showed up. That is Hokuriku shinkansen. Shinkansen has advanced these days, So this time Let’s talk about Shinkansen.…