Tasty Treats Found In Kyoto

As my stay in Kyoto was quite brief, I tried to savour anything I found interesting. There was so much to choose from, my senses were bombarded! Mochi Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded… Continue reading Tasty Treats Found In Kyoto

Nishiki Market Experiences Before Covid-19

If you ever visited Kyoto, the Nishiki Market would be an exciting place of interest for visitors. The high ceilings of this market gave a feeling of spaciousness, even though the market itself was a bit narrow. It could become quite busy, as locals would come here to purchase authentic, locally-made delicacies. One of the… Continue reading Nishiki Market Experiences Before Covid-19

My Visit To Nijo-jo Castle

History Nijo Castle was built as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa shōguns. The Tokugawa shogunate used Edo as the capital city, but Kyoto continued to be the home of the Imperial Court. Kyoto Imperial Palace is located north-east of Nijō Castle.— Wikipedia Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川家康, January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was one of the first unifiers of Japan. Feudal Japan was split… Continue reading My Visit To Nijo-jo Castle

Narita’s Anime Deck

If you are into Japanese anime, you should visit Narita International Airport’s Anime Deck! As I was rushing to board my plane for home, I quickly went to the Level 2 Central Building, at Terminal 2. There was a large mural of some popular Japanese anime on one side of the wall and shops on… Continue reading Narita’s Anime Deck

Universal Studios Japan (Part 2)

After spending a significant amount of time at the Harry Potter part of Universal Studios, it was time to explore the rest of it. There were so many parts of the park and so little time! I had arrived right at opening time for the day to make sure I could see as much as… Continue reading Universal Studios Japan (Part 2)

Isonoryotaro Nambaten Conveyor Belt Sushi In Osaka

Isonoryotaro Nambaten Imagine 100 yen for a plate! Depending on the colour indicator, many plates only cost 100 yen. There were more expensive ones, but I got my fill just eating mostly 100 yen plates. Another fun treat was the surprise eggs that could fall out of a machine depending on how much you ate.… Continue reading Isonoryotaro Nambaten Conveyor Belt Sushi In Osaka

Inokashira Park Zoo

The Inokashira Park Zoo in Mitaka was a spontaneous side trip from the Ghibli Museum. Only adults needed to pay for admission as children were free. Many families with young children were running about and having picnics. There was a guinea pig petting zoo too! There were a few very interesting life lessons in this… Continue reading Inokashira Park Zoo

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Studios Japan

I was looking for to Universal Studios because I really wanted to enter Harry Potter’s world! This one in Japan might be smaller than the North American one and Japanese was used instead of English, I was still super thrilled! Stepping through those gates, I felt like I had stepped into Hogsmeade! It all looked… Continue reading The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter At Universal Studios Japan