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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…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 3 – More Markets and Depachikas

Continuing on from Eating in Tokyo – Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku… Ameyoko Markets We headed to the Ameyayokocho Markets in Ueno, or Ameyoko for short. Located opposite the train station, these markets were bustling with souvenir shops, clothes, and food. Our first stop was at Gindaco, a takoyaki AND taiyaki chain store in […] Read more…

Brunch @ Cafe 2 Twentyfour (Perth)

After seeing yummy looking instagram shots of Cafe 2 Twentyfour in Perth, Western Australia, I put this down as a list of places I should visit while I was there. My mum, sister and I headed there for brunch one morning. Even on a weekday morning, the cafe was nearly packed with only 2 spare […] Read more…

Eating in Tokyo – Part 2 – Shibuya and Harajuku

Following on from Eating in Tokyo Part 1 – Tsukiji Markets… Shibuya We weren’t staying anywhere near Shibuya, but I had read that it was a major food destination in Tokyo. We had a free night of wandering and decided to make a stop there for some ramen. Of the ramen shops I had researched, […] Read more…

Brunch @ West Juliett

A few months ago, J and I stayed with friends who live in Marrickville, Sydney, and they took us to brunch at a cafe down the road called West Juliett. By the time we go there, around 11am on a Saturday morning, the place was packed and there was already a list at the door […] Read more…