Eating Free-Flow Karashi Mentaiko

Hakata Motsunabe Yamaya is a chain restaurant from Fukuoka known for both motsunabe (hotpot dish with various offal) and Fukuoka’s local specialty, karashi mentaiko (spicy cod roe). There are several branches throughout Japan, and when I was in Osaka, there happened to be a newly opened branch in Takatsuki, DH’s hometown, so we decided to […]

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The Wintry Heart of Hakodate – Day 3

It’s been a long while since my last update, due to my bad habit of procrastination and just simply lazing and enjoying my time in spring. I took photos of so many flowers that my camera is turning into a flower album. Next post will definitely be on flowers. Perhaps a much delayed cherry blossom […]

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The Wintry Heart of Hakodate – Day 2

On the second day, before we begun our exploration, we gave our stomachs a wonderful treat for breakfast at the Hakodate Morning Market, which is only one minute away from Hakodate station, and opens daily from 5am to noon (6am in winter). The market had all the feel of the old Tsukiji market sans the […]

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The Wintry Heart of Hakodate – Day 1

It had been one of my lifelong wishes to see snow in my life. When I first saw it on 2017, I was beside myself with happiness. Yet, it was not sufficient. My craving intensified, and I felt a deeper need to see even more snow. Not just mere snowflakes falling on me, but snow […]

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Yakatabune Cruise – The Luxury Cruise of Japan

What is a yakatabune cruise? Simply put, a yakatabune cruise is a luxury cruise. Once you are on the cruise, you will not only get to see unparalleled scenic views of Tokyo from the river, but also feast in traditional Japanese fine cuisine with free-flow drinks for a span of 2 to 3 hours.  Yakatabune […]

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Kamakura Day Trip: Beaches, Ajisai, Temple and Shrines

Kamakura (鎌倉) is a coastal town endowed with not only beautiful ocean views, but rich history in its numerous shrines and temples. Only one hour away from Tokyo, it is no wonder that it gets extremely crowded on weekends, especially during the hydrangea season, which is right now in June. But as Kamakura is pretty big, […]

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Only for Seafood Lovers – Kanazawa Eats

The food in Kanazawa deserve to be dedicated a separate post because they are just that good. Kanazawa is known for its seafood, so basically it is paradise for seafood lovers like me. First up, sushi course in Sushi Reki Reki (鮨 歴々) at Kanazawa Station. Their omakase (the chef chooses what to serve) set […]

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