The History of Ekiben Lunch Boxes – An Invaluable Part to Any Shinkansen Ride in Japan

Bento (packed lunch boxes) are an indispensable part of the Japanese food culture. They come in a variety of forms, such as homemade bento and convenience store bento. There are even train bento, or "ekiben", which comes from “eki” (train station) and “ben” (bento). As the name suggests, ekiben are bento sold on the railway platform, which were later sold directly on trains. Each bento is made with originality and ingenuity, and they'll have your mouth watering just at the sight of them! Read on to learn more about the history and delights of ekiben!

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