Pizza Riva in Hiroshima

On my latest trip to Hiroshima, I decided to make the trek to the Yokogawa area and try Pizza Riva.  I found Pizza Riva on the Associazione Verace Pizza napoletana website, but one friend who lives in Hiroshima had already told me it was his favorite.

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Miyamoto Motsunabe

Motsunabe is a Fukuoka speciality, if you have never heard of it, it’s a simple hot pot dish of offals cooked in a soy sauce based soup with plenty of garlic and garlic chive.   Motsunabe restaurants are legion in Fukuoka, but this time, we went to a smaller and less touristy place.

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Ikkataro at the Karoichi Fish Market

In Japan, if you live right next to the Inland Sea, well, you eat Inland Sea fishes.  It was only natural, after crossing the whole width of Japan to visit Tottori, that we stopped at the local fish market to eat the stuff fished in the Sea of Japan.

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Marusa Ohmi Beef

When I left Moriyama after lunch for a long bike ride by the shore of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture,  my goal was to get  to Nagahama city early enough  to secure a table at Marusa, a popular yakiniku restaurant. All I can say, the reward was worth the super windy 70 km bike ride.

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