Wordless Wednesday: Flavors of Japan

Food is an important part of travel and during my opens in a new windowFall 2004 trip to Japan, I certainly had my fair share of common and odd bites. Following is a snapshot of my culinary journey through Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures.

Typical Meal Served at Rotary Meetings During Tripopens IMAGE file
Typical Meal Served at Rotary Meetings During Trip

Experiencing Casual Tea Ceremony (I'm in Purple)opens IMAGE file
Experiencing Casual Tea Ceremony (I’m in Purple)
Learning How Sake is Madeopens IMAGE file
Learning How Sake is Made
Selfish Restaurant - Had to Take a Photoopens IMAGE file
Selfish Restaurant – Had to Take a Photo
Toured & Sampled Spirits at Gotemba Distilleryopens IMAGE file
Toured & Sampled Spirits at Gotemba Distillery
Matt Displays Dried Octopus - Yum!opens IMAGE file
Matt Displays Dried Octopus – Yum!
Host Father Cooking Dinner at the Tableopens IMAGE file
Host Father Cooking Dinner at the Table
Not Sure What Was in the Water, But Made These Guys Happyopens IMAGE file
Not Sure What Was in the Water, But Made These Guys Happy
Sitting Down for a Mealopens IMAGE file
Sitting Down for a Meal

Be sure to check out my post, opens in a new window“Circle of Eel Life in Hamamatsu, Japan.”


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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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