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Ippodo

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After checking into our hotel in Kyoto, we decided to walk towards Honke Owariya for lunch. On the way there, we planned to just pop inside Ippodo to check the offerings…

Ippodo
Location: Teramachi-dori Nijo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915 Continue reading Ippodo

Ekibenya Matsuri

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When we first confirmed that we would be riding on the Shinkansen, I immediately looked up train bentos, and found Ekibenya Matsuri at Tokyo Station.

Ekibenya Matsuri
Location: 丸の内1-9-1
東京駅改札内 セントラルストリート1F
Chiyoda, 東京都 〒100-0005
1-9-1 Marunouchi Central Street 1F, Chiyoda 100-0005 Tokyo Prefecture
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Gion Tsujiri

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We couldn’t go to Kyoto without a sampling of matcha; on the way up towards Kodaiji, we passed several shops selling matcha soft serve, but we were all too full to partake.

Gion Tsujiri
Location: 東山区 高台寺ねねの道 京・洛市「ねね」
Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku
Kodaiji Nenenomichi, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture Continue reading Gion Tsujiri

Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka

Our trip to Osaka wouldn’t have been complete without sampling their street food. We’ve learned and evolved since our last visit to Asia, and now we try to balance street food with actual meals, so while the quantity of items tried may have shrunk, we made sure to try items we really wanted.

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Takoyaki: the night market classic back home, this rendition was a lot gooey-er as it came hot off the press, just cooked through. Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka

Tsurutontan Soemoncho

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Being thoroughly informed of the deliciousness of food that Osaka had to offer, we were fully prepared to have multiple meals a day during our short stay there. While I would not recommend this plan to anyone, it did lead us to trying the best udon I have ever had the pleasure of eating.

Tsurutontan Soemoncho
Location: 3-17 Souemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan Continue reading Tsurutontan Soemoncho