Kyoto Day 1 – Dec. 6, 2018

The second day I took a train from Kobe to Kyoto. After checking in Hotel The Celestine Kyoto Gion, I had late lunch at Mametora Gion which specializes in small dishes cuisines. The environment there was quite comfortable in terms of distance between tables and interior styling & lighting. As it is supposedly to be, … Continue reading Kyoto Day 1 – Dec. 6, 2018

Kobe Day 1 – Dec. 5, 2018

The touch screen of my iPhone went dead just when I was checking in my luggage. So no Google map and photo this trip... I had beef steak at 麤皮(aragawa) and shabu-shabu at すきやきしゃぶしゃぶ 神戸牛石田. Both were good. Price at 麤皮 was relatively high probably because of special beef used (三田牛). I stay in Hotel … Continue reading Kobe Day 1 – Dec. 5, 2018

Tokyo Day 2 – Oct. 24, 2018

The next day we went to Tsukiji for breakfast as we didn't have enough information about the newly-opened Toyosu fish market. It's very clear that tourist traffic decreased substantially even though I heard that outer-market  (jōgai-shijō) stays. Some shops in the outer-market were not open when I visited, not sure whether they're taking a break … Continue reading Tokyo Day 2 – Oct. 24, 2018