Asia, Japan

Japan 2.0: Day 4 (Kyoto)

We were on a mission to try to beat the rush at Fushimi Inari, one of the most iconic tourist sights in Kyoto, so we quickly grabbed some breakfast at a convenience store in Kyoto Station. I had their tuna and egg sandwich which was simple and lovely especially encased in the fluffy cloud-like white bread. Aaron had the udon which was not bad for a convenience store udon. Then we shared the tuna mayo onigiri which is always a good go-to item. Really wishing that we have all these types of food items in Canadian convenience stores as well! ...Continue reading

Asia, Japan

Asia Day 58: Kyoto – Tokyo (Gion – Mariyama Park – Ponto-Cho – Nishiki Market)

Photo of the day: Special outside skirt Kobe beef @ Yakinikubaru Han No Daidokoro. After checking out of the Ryokan, we headed to E-fish for some breakfast. It had a nice view of the river. I ordered the tuna, cottage cheese and avocado sandwich, and Aaron had their beef balls soup. The sandwich turned out to… Continue reading Asia Day 58: Kyoto – Tokyo (Gion – Mariyama Park – Ponto-Cho – Nishiki Market)

Asia, Japan

Asia Day 57: Kyoto (Arashiyama – Kinkaku-Ji)

Photo of the day: Arashiyama bamboo grove. Photo credit: Aaron. We were hoping to see the beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo grove but Aaron also read that it gets really busy, especially since it is the weekend; therefore, we got up early for the earliest seating for breakfast at the Ryokan at 8am. We had… Continue reading Asia Day 57: Kyoto (Arashiyama – Kinkaku-Ji)

Asia, Japan

Asia Day 56: Tokyo – Kyoto (Nishiki Market – Hinamatsuri – Sukiyaki)

Photo of the day: Cheese tarts @ Bake. Photo credit: Aaron. We're taking a short weekend trip to Kyoto. We already purchased the Shinkansen, AKA bullet train, tickets online but needed to get to Shinagawa Station to pick it up from the travel agency and to board the train. Our host was nice enough for… Continue reading Asia Day 56: Tokyo – Kyoto (Nishiki Market – Hinamatsuri – Sukiyaki)