ハロージャパンから Hello from Japan!

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(edited) MY biggest apologies - I wanted to blog and give LIVE updates during the trip but my app on my ipad  gave me 101 problems which didn't allow me to write :( Now that I am back, I can finally update you guys. I'm so excited because there are more than 101 things to love about my trip!!!

This trip to Japan would not have been possible if not for ABC Cooking Studio who invited me and 9 other influencers for an all-expense paid trip. This is my first media trip and I was super excited about it! It was also my first time in Japan, I really did not know what to expect but everyone was telling me how much they love Japan and know that I will too. Now I finally understand why ;)

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It felt so unreal when we finally arrived after a 7+ hours flight. We were greeted by our tour guide and a group of ABC cooking studio people and a camera man. Felt like we were doing a variety show for Japan! :D As soon as we got up the bus, we immediately started our tour and wasted no time! Just looking at the scenery and culture of Japan, I found everything to be so neat and clean. It's always pleasing to the eye.




Tada! We arrived :D Can you guess what kind of fruit is planted on this field?



 
Yep! We are here at the watermelon fields :D Here is one of their agricultural favourites and Japan is takes agricultural very seriously. No wonder all their fresh produces are always especially sweet and tasty!





What BIG melons you have! ;)


Can you see how focused I am with my watermelon? Haha.


Although I was expecting to see the popular square melons from Japan, this huge round watermelon was so so sweet and I can imagine Wilson's dad to be really happy if he ever got one of these (he always buy watermelon for the family everyday!). Watermelon is a typical summer fruit in Japan and is usually in season from June to August. Lucky us!

Fruit shops and grocers usually sell the whole watermelons at 1000-2000 yen each. If you are buying a whole melon, tap it with your hand lightly and a good watermelon will give out a clear hollow sound. A fun fact: The watermelons with really black seeds and with small space around them are the sweetest and tastiest! 



How cute!!! They even brought a watermelon mascot to meet us :D As you can see, I am still in my plane attire but so thankful it is #lululemon. My street to studio pants are the best to travel on the plane with and even to-and-fro.


We proceed on to a Grocer store just beside the fields. JA Tomisato Shunsai Hiyoshi-kan has a core mission and reputation for being "Safe & Reliable". JA Tomisato is a grocer which receives deliveries from local producers every morning. 


They receive fresh produce such as vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs. Not only that, they also receive bento boxes, side dishes to go with your rice and processed goods. Their processed goods are made using agricultural products harvested in Tomisato and they are known as "Hometown products".


(HAHAHA can you see how amazed I was!)




the corn in Japan is THE BEST. I am not even kidding. They are the sweetest thing on earth. I bought a packet back home to Singapore for Wilson's mom and she finished it in a day! It is so so good!!!








They are always sending us off with sweet goodbyes :) all the time. I love the Japanese culture!
If you are keen on visiting this place that I have been to, here are the details.

Address: 532-305 Nanae, Tomisato-shi, Chiba

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm / Sunday + PH - 930am - 6pm

Tel: 0476-90-3331


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Stay tuned for the next post - hopefully up by tonight -
I can't wait to share more of the beautiful Japan with you!

x Love,
thepinksoldier


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1 comments

  1. Wow Japan looks so good! The food looks fresh! :)

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