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A Convenient Location for Travel to Kyoto! Stay Cheaply in a Japanese-Style Building at “Guest House Waraku-an”Read Later
“Guest House Waraku-an” is built in a renovated 100-year-old house in Kyoto.
Guests can stay for a reasonable price and enjoy a pure Japanese atmosphere.
Himeji Yukata Festival is a popular early-summer event in which people, clad in yukatas, gather in the city! There’s plenty to enjoy, including parades, yukata fashion shows, musical events, food stalls, and more!
Jimi Kogetsu: Authentic Japanese cuisine so good there's a 2-year wait for a lunch reservation!Read Later
Yes, you read that right. You’ll have to book your lunch 2 years in advance here. And when I arrived, the restaurant was at full capacity with people who had done just that.
“Tomato no Sato Shinanoji” in Osaka is an unusual tomato ramen specialty restaurant.
The prices are a bit high, but the ingredients used are of great quality thanks to the craftsman-spirited owner. Other restaurants sell tomato ramen as well, but this restaurant is known as the pioneer of the dish and has many fans.
I’ve visited here before, but I remembered how much I loved the taste and came back!
Ramen Hayato is a tremendously popular ramen shop in Osaka. It was also featured in the 2016 Michelin Guide Osaka’s “Bib Gourmand” section. Bib Gourmand is the name of a section of the guide that recommends high-quality foods at reasonable prices, for people who want to get more bang for their buck.
Established in 1870, Inoue Tengyokudo is a shop specializing in kudzu, a starch made from Japanese arrowroot. Developed by a unique method in the Yoshino region of Nara Prefecture, Yoshinomoto Kudzu's directly managed store offers a kudzu lunch and sweets. It is located near Todaiji, the famous temple housing a giant Buddha statue in Nara.
Osaka has now been chosen as the site of the 2025 international exposition for the first time in 55 years, so be sure to take this opportunity to check out the 1970 Osaka Expo! Don’t forget to also take in the park’s Japanese garden and beautiful seasonal flowers!
In Osaka, a Taste of Luxury in a Bowl of Noodles with Beef, Pork and Chicken Char Sui! Introducing Nikumen Hidamari-anRead Later
In Osaka, there is a ramen shop called, "Nikumen Hidamari-an". It's located 7 minutes on foot from Sakai-Higashi Station on the Nankai Koya Line. I went there to try their lunch, where you can enjoy noodles with lots of meat! It's a sister restaurant to Hidamari-an, a popular steak restaurant in the neighborhood.