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A few disclaimers before I start this post:
Just a short walk after Omi-cho Market, FUWARI is restaurant worth a visit.
Sure, you will be tempted to try out all of the beautiful seafood while passing by the market,
but if you can manage to walk pass the seafood temptation you will
find FUWARI to be a treat!
Years ago, one of our friends mentioned they ate Kobe Beef in Kobe
and it was one of the most amazing meals they've had to-date.
Of course we were sold on the idea---just not the $200 (++) per piece price tag.
We enjoy seeing animals on our trips a lot.
While we thought Ueno Zoo in Tokyo was full of things to see,
Kobe Animal Kingdom now has a special place in our hearts.
Finding an affordable 3 star restaurant is kind of like trying to find the ONE.
Surely it exists, but quite rare.
So when my Fiance's family told me they wanted to eat Kaiseki
(multi-course Japanese meal), I looked into the following criteria for the ideal restaurant:
Wa Yamamura fits these and more.
The best thing about eating a meal like this is that you don't even have to pick from the menu,
just how much you want to spend (their introductory Kaiseki starts at 6,000 Yen).
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Awaji Island is home to the world's longest suspension bridge.
I suppose most tourist that go to Japan don't typically come here as it seems like a weekend getaway for locals.
- Fresh Bluefin Tuna -
On a rainy day, we found ourselves in Nara.
Before showing my Fiance's family around, I decided to take them to Maguro Koya for an early lunch.
Affordable and Fresh Blue Fin Tuna doesn't usually doesn't go hand-in-hand, so I didn't have too much expectations.
Fresh Sashimi Platter
Today, I wanted to share a great visit to PLAT HOME.
To me its like an izakaya with a modern twist.
Not really someplace you'll go to if you've starved for days
because it's all about sharing the small bites (similar to tapas),
drinking, and enjoying company of those around you.
Japan Trip Report- Osaka Itinerary Outline- (Osaka Aquarium, Fishing Store, Dotonbori Fishing Pond).
On the main itinerary for this day was:
Osaka (Kaiyukan) Aquarium
The Fishing Arcade at Dotonbori
Noticed they all have a "fishy' theme, haha.
Let's talk about one of my budding interests today, and that my friends is Whisky
(or Whiskey depending on where you are from).
Yamazaki Distillery is "the distillery" to go to since it's the oldest (and first one built in Japan).
After Yamazaki won the title of World Whisky of the Year Award for their Sherry Cask (2013), demand and interest for Japanese Whisky has suddenly surged.
Hi there, I'm Hio.
I've had the pleasure of calling Oahu (Hawaii) my home for many years and now live in
Here you will find mini-recaps of some of my trips and finds. All opinions
are my own.
More about me here.
Enjoy your stay!
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Please use them at your own discretion as I am not liable for any of the outcomes (since your experiences may be different from mines).
My non-professional notes and advice are provided for educational and entertainment purpose only.
Should you decide to use them on your own trips, I am really honored. I try to provide accurate information at the time of posting. But please be doubly sure and do your own research too!