With winter coming up, I am sure a lot of parents will want to heat up their baby food while traveling around Tokyo! Luckily, there are lots of microwaves available in Japan at convenience stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and some baby nursing rooms.
Here is a video to show how to use the microwave in Japanese (outside a supermarket with very hungry baby!).
- Cafes such as Starbucks, Tully’s and Doutour don’t have microwave ovens (they only have grills for warming up sandwiches).
- The easiest place to heat up baby food is probably to find a convenience store, as it guaranteed they’ll have a microwave (as well as hot water) and they are located on nearly every corner in Japan!
Important buttons on the microwave:
- あたため：heat button
- 解凍：defrost button
Coming up next – handy hints with Japanese language – how to ask staff at the convenience store in Japan to heat up your baby food!