Wednesday, April 22, 2009


My oishii Ueno bento on the skinkansen. 

Ebo-chan's healthy western bento.

A selection of delightful Ekiben.

So pretty!

Just when you thought I couldn't possibly post about Bento boxes again!

In case you aren't already having enough fun riding on the Shinkansen, enter Ekibens to add to the fun! Eki (Station) and Ben (short for Bento) are divine little lunch boxes bought from train station vendors. Mini-me portions of delicious Japanese food neatly arranged into pretty packaging all at a minimal cost. There is something so lovely about settling in to your Shinkansen seat, watching the Japanese landscape change as you move rapidly from city to city, sipping on your tsumetai green tea and eating your special bento! Ahh bliss! Hmm and with Jetstar announcing return tickets to Tokyo from Sydney including tax for $525 I am very tempted to book myself in for some more Ekiben fun!

For more info click here (Japanese only), here or here.

An Ekiben shop found at all large train stations.


  1. I really like the packaging! The colours are very flashy and the shape of the boxes are very interesting *

  2. Thanks Maca! I am so happy you like!
    Have a lovely Thursday.
    love love
    Hello Sandwich

  3. oh, my, god. $525 tokyo-sydney? i am heading to the website now...
    a lovely post on ekiben! such a treat to snuggle into the shinki seat and watch it all go by with a bento (but i must admit i kind would like a little campaign in japan somehow for more vego ekiben options:)

  4. Hello lovely Bree! Yes I got a ticket today!!! tanoshiminishiteimasu!!! $525 return Sydney - Tokyo (via Gold Coast) you should come with!
    we can eat vego ekiben together!

  5. Hi Maca

    The bento box really look cute. I want to know whether the rice served hot or cold?