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Eating in Japan- Koyasan (Mt Koya)

Following on from Eating in Japan – Osaka, we travelled to Koyasan (Mt Koya) to stay overnight at a temple on the mountain. Accommodation was more expensive than the other places we stayed in during our time in Japan, but an overnight stay was highly recommended by friends as well as online reviews. We enjoyed […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Osaka

Following on from Eating in Japan – Miyajima Island, we headed to Osaka, which people call the food capital of Japan! Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum One of the first spots we visited, on my must-see list, was the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum where you get to create your own ramen flavours. Luckily, the […] Read more…

Giant dumpling @ Din Tai Fung

When I heard that Din Tai Fung was creating a giant xiao long bao (soup dumpling) for the month of November, I had to make some time to get to Sydney to try one. That day was today. For $8.90 I got a xiao long bao the size of a small bamboo steamer and a […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Miyajima Island

Following on from Eating in Japan – Kanazawa and Hiroshima, we travelled to Miyajima Island and stayed overnight. To get to the island, we boarded a ferry for the quick cruise where we passed the floating torii. After checking into our hotel, it was time for some sightseeing. About 5 metres down from our hotel, […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Kanazawa and Hiroshima

After Eating in Japan – Tsumago, Takayama and Shirakawa-go, we travelled north to Kanazawa. Kanazawa After checking into our hotel, we wandered through the Omicho markets which had gigantic oysters and other seafood items for sale. I had read that snow crab in Kanazawa was worth ordering but sadly we had missed out on mud […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Tsumago, Takayama and Shirakawa-go

Following on from Eating in Japan – Nagano and Matsumoto… My sister and I travelled to the small town of Tsumago in the Kiso Valley. To get there, we took a train to Nagiso station before taking a bus to Tsumago. We were starving by the time we reached Nagiso station, and fortunately for us […] Read more…

Eating in Japan – Nagano and Matsumoto

I’m finally moving onto my other travels in Japan after the Eating in Tokyo series: Part 1 – Tsukiji Markets, Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku, Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas, Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza, Part 5 – Narisawa, and Part 6 – Akihabara, Roppongi and Odaiba. Nagano After the first […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 6 – Akihabara, Roppongi, Odaiba

Following on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 5 – Narisawa… Akihabara Akihabara is otherwise known as ‘electric town’, (what Akiba in Civic is named after), and is the geek hub of Tokyo. Obviously it looks a lot more electric by night when everything is all lit up. My sister loves anime and manga so […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 5 – Narisawa

Following on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza… Did you know that the city of Tokyo alone holds more than 200 Michelin-starred restaurants? That’s one city with the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world! On my trip to Japan earlier this year, my sister allowed me to pick […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 4 – Shinjuku and Ginza

Following on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas… Shinjuku We had to stop in Shinjuku, known as one of the many foodie destinations in Tokyo. I found this Time Out article on the Best 20 Ramen in Tokyo very handy (too bad I couldn’t visit all 20!) I picked […] Read more…