Ichiran Ramen
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Japan 2.0: Day 8 (Tokyo)

We were craving ramen again and we really wanted to try Ichiran Ramen this trip, so we figured that having this first thing in the morning was a good idea. There is usually a long line for this famous chain, by going first thing in the morning, we were able to get seats for the 4 of us quite easily. Ordering was simple, you can order your ramen at the vending machine and then bring your tickets to your assigned cubicle. This is a meal for one, so expect to focus on your food instead of socializing with others. ...Continue reading

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Asia Day 62: Last day in Tokyo (Shibuya)

Photo of the day: Gyudon @ Matsuya. I woke up this morning craving a good bowl of Gyudon. I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to eat this in Ottawa, unless if I try cooking it myself. I waited for Aaron to wake up and walked down the street to Matsuya. Aaron wasn’t feeling up… Continue reading Asia Day 62: Last day in Tokyo (Shibuya)

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Asia Day 61: Tokyo (Shibuya – Meiji Shrine – Okonomiyaki)

Photo of the day: Okonomiyaki bowl (before cooking) @ Sakura Tei. We decided to take it easy on our last full day in Tokyo and as a matter of fact, of our entire trip. It is crazy how time flies and it is unbelievable that we have traveled for 61 days now. Aaron and I… Continue reading Asia Day 61: Tokyo (Shibuya – Meiji Shrine – Okonomiyaki)

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Asia Day 60: Tokyo (Odaiba)

Photo of the day: Yakitori @ Oedo-Onsen Monogatari. Photo credit: Aaron. Today, we wanted to explore Odaiba - an artificial island with entertainment suitable for the whole family. But first we stopped for some tea/coffee at a nearby coffee shop called Cafe Bleu. They had a very reasonably priced breakfast so I ordered one set of… Continue reading Asia Day 60: Tokyo (Odaiba)

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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)

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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)

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Asia Day 55: Tokyo (Tsukiji Fish Market – Hama Rikyu Gardens)

Photo of the day: Plum blossoms in Hama Rikyu Gardens. Photo credit: Aaron. We decided to see the Tsukiji Fish Market today. We were not up for coming here at 3am to get in for the 5am fish auction, so we just got here for 10am see the intermediate wholesalers area instead. Our point of… Continue reading Asia Day 55: Tokyo (Tsukiji Fish Market – Hama Rikyu Gardens)