Cheese tarts @ Bake
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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)

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Asia Day 54: Tokyo (Gyukatsu – Nippon TV – Fukagawa)

Photo of the day: Gyukatsu @ Gyukatsu Motomura. Photo credit: Aaron. Today was a bit of a rest day for us. We took it easy in the morning, then decided to get some Gyukatsu (Wagyu beef Katsu) for lunch. Aaron brought me to his favourite Gyukatsu place (Gyukatsu Motomura),  and there was bit of a… Continue reading Asia Day 54: Tokyo (Gyukatsu – Nippon TV – Fukagawa)

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Asia Day 53: Tokyo (Asakusa – Tokyo Sky Tree)

Photo of the day: View from Tokyo Sky Tree. We went for a ride along the Ginza Line to the terminal station of Asakusa to explore this area today. Looking through Foursquare recommendations, the place to eat here is Asakusa Unatetsu, a restaurant specializing in Eel or Unagi. When we arrived, there was surprisingly no line.… Continue reading Asia Day 53: Tokyo (Asakusa – Tokyo Sky Tree)

Burnt miso ramen @ Gogyo
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Asia Day 51: Seoul – Tokyo

Photo of the Day: Burnt miso ramen @ Gogyo Ramen. Photo credit: Aaron. We had to get up at 6:30am this morning to try to catch the 7:35am express train to the Incheon airport to try to save some time. It will also allow us to pre-check in at the City Centre Terminal. Unfortunately, we… Continue reading Asia Day 51: Seoul – Tokyo