This is a video of an awesome machine in Kyoto that turns out tons of little shortcakes that have a pancake like texture with a little crisp. There are sometimes filled with vanilla custard or red bean.
These gals made fluffy Japanese pancakes and then filled them with sweet goodies of your choice. I love the costumes and the funny faces branded on the cakes. The fact that they have a special tool to make the faces is even better.
This video is from the Nishiki Market in Kyoto where the guy was grilling oysters for less than a buck a piece. These Japanese oysters don’t have much brine, but have a very nice creamy texture.
This is charcoal grilled tofu on a stick with a house made miso paste. They sold the miso paste separately as well.
This is from a street food vendor in Osaka, where we sampled a nice egg and greens (spinach and green onion, I think) Okonomiyaki.
I’m calling it ebiyaki, shrimp version of takoyaki (octopus). These little creamy balls of shrimp and veggies are also from Osaka’s street food offerings.
This is a video of the bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo. Watch as buildings disappear in seconds. I think you can also spot a Nissin ramen factory along the way.
This was taken from the middle of Kyoto station where a million people move in a million directions constantly. This was pretty busy, but I’d say it doesn’t compare to the madness of Tokyo station. I do not have a video of that, I was afraid of being trampled.