“Izakaya” is a type of casual restaurant where people go to eat and drink. It’s the one you go when you feel like drinking mostly. Their foods are relatively reasonable in general. Some places offer “all-you-can-drink (or eat)” menus at a reasonable price. But if you go to a nice Izakaya, it might not be the same. There are so many chain Izakaya restaurants all around!
If you are shopping, it’s always better to shop at low-price. However, you still want the stuffs to be good value. Then try to shop at those Discount stores! We have some Discount Stores who carry stuffs from commodities to groceries! Spend less, and shop more!
Those of you who are interested in Japanese culture, you might have heard of the anime called “Chibimaruko-chan”. It’s a popular nationwide Manga series written and illustrated by Momoko Sakura, who has sadly passed away in 2018. It’s a simple but fun and heart warming story of her childhood. And where she was born and has grown up?
YES, in Shimizu-ku of Shizuoka-city!
It’s a story back in 80’s, so you can see how the ordinary life could be in Japan. Even though, the story is a bit out of date, people and kids love it because it’s just so ordinary and many parts of the stories could often be the cases in our real life. And “Chibimaruko-chan” has been running on TV anime nationwide since 1995! And I’m going to introduce some places to visit for “Chibimaruko-chan” fans!
Maid cafe (Kissa) is really popular among some people, and even overseas, there are some countries that have Maid Cafes. “Akihabara” in Tokyo is the place where these Maid cafes were originally born at. But here in Shizuoka, you can also experience what it would like to be served by Maids!!
There are some old historical buildings registered as Tangible Cultural Properties in Shizuoka city including old Shizuoka city hall. They are not only old, but also beautiful. Please go and see with your eyes to convince yourself why they’ve been registered as Tangible Cultural Properties.
Akihabara is not the only place that has electronic stores! Come and check out those electronic stores in Shizuoka! They are one of the hottest places that tourist would love to shop at. And here in Shizuoka, we have some of the biggest and popular chain stores.
It goes back to the “17th century” when green tea from Shizuoka were first offered to Edo Shugunate. Since then, more and more green tea dealers and wholesalers started their business in Chamachi area, in Shizuoka, which has built this “tea business area”, Cha-machi. And Cha-machi now is the “No.1 green tea wholesale business” area. Green tea from Shizuoka had been known as “Green tea for Shogun(generals)”. And they’ve started exporting them to the world in Meiji era. Still, green tea is our special product.