It’s our second visit to Seaside Uwakai うわかい in Ehime and I could not be more delighted to go back. This little family pension is located on the seaside between Uwajima and Yawatahama in Ehime Prefecture. To access the pension, you will need to drive on the extremely narrow and windy route 378. If you are a nervous driver or you are doubting your driving skills, you might want to skip this one.
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Kurashiki is seeing some sort of rejuvenation with a lot of building restoring their storefront, Scarecrow Coffee & More is giving new life to an old liquor store.
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I recently complained online about the relative homogeneity of the Indian food scene in Okayama and somebody pointed me toward Spicy Spice. I’m glad they directed my attention to this small South Indian restaurant located near the Okayama City Hall.
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The food scene around Higashi-Okayama station is somehow limited, but OSten, which was recommended by a co-worker, offered a nice surprise. OSten specializes in soup curry, a specialty from Hokkaido.
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On my morning drive to work, I stopped at the 7/11 convenience store and found this new Starbucks sparkling water with green coffee extract and I could simply not resist.
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Winter in Japan is the season of delicious crab. For the second year, my whole family headed down to Iwami town in Tottori prefecture to eat some crab.
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During my latest visit to Tokyo, I was craving something a little bit different and decided to give Dhaba India South Indian Restaurant a try since it was conveniently located near Tokyo Station.
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In my quest for the best curry in Okayama, I recently ended up visiting Quiet Village Curry Shop after it was recommended to me by a coworker. The funny this is that I have been walking in front of the shop for almost 10 years and I am kicking myself for not trying it earlier.
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Abura soba can be translated to “oil noodles” and it’s a great meal for anybody not thinking too hard about their own arteries getting slowly clogged down. My co-worker strongly recommended Kasuga-Tei when I recently visited Tokyo. I had a meeting near Tokyo Station and the shop in Akihabara was the nearest one.
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Eating eggs in Japan can leave the most adventurous eater shocked and scared. I arrived in Japan in 2008 and I can still remember looking in disbelief at somebody cracking a fresh egg into a bowl and dipping sukiyaki into it. I was open minded, but eating raw egg was pushing it. Takata Sairan specializes in serving raw egg over rice which is commonly know as tamago kake gohan. Oh yes, I overcame my initial reaction… it’s delicious.
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Hocus Pocus / Little Nap Coffee Stand is a minimalist Donuts & Coffee shop that was conveniently located in front of the conference I attended in Tokyo. It’s the first time I visited this area of Tokyo which is a short distance from National Diet and the Imperial Palace.
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Exploring Tokyo on a bicycle proved to be a great way to discover places I would probably never get to see otherwise. After grabbing lunch in from of the main gate of Yasakuni shrine, I headed back toward my hotel in Akasaka and stopped at Jupiters Coffee Roasters ジュピターズ コーヒー ロースターズ.
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