Category Archives: Japan

Snacks & Food from Fukuoka

If you are lost as to what snacks to buy when in Japan, the best bet is to go to the main JR station of the city you are visiting. Chances are you can find a huge variety of souvenir … Continue reading

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La Maison de la Nature Goh, Fukuoka

We marked our last night in Fukuoka with a dinner at La Maison de la Nature Goh. At the time of our visit (in May 2019), the plan of closing this place to open a joint collaboration restaurant with Chef … Continue reading

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Mikado Shokudo みかど食堂 by Narisawa, Fukuoka

We truly experience the challenges of travelling during Japan‘s Golden Week holiday on this trip.  As our itinerary was to visit the Kawachi Fuji Garden in the morning, we were not confident of planning ahead for lunch reservation. By the … Continue reading

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Hakata Issou 博多一双 博多駅東本店, Fukuoka

Fukuoka city is saturated with tons of tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen joints but I had my eyes set on Hakata Issou.  This was the 2nd attempt to try their ramen as we turned away after seeing the snaking long … Continue reading

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Yoshizuka Unagi 博多名代 吉塚うなぎ屋, Fukuoka

Other than wanting to eat Hakata ramen in Fukuoka, the other specialty which was high on our To-Eat list was Unagi. We shortlisted a restaurant in Yanagawa which was about 1 hour train ride away from Hakata. As we didn’t … Continue reading

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Isokko Syouten Hakata Branch, Fukuoka

Researching for eateries in less touristy regions of Japan (compared to major cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido etc.) had prove to be more challenging due to limited information/reviews online. I shortlisted Isokko Syouten because I read somewhere that they … Continue reading

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★ Sushi Takao 鮨 田可尾, Fukuoka

It was challenging to secure reservations in Fukuoka for recognised sushi restaurants. Most of them only accept reservations through referrals from either local Japanese or existing customers. After a few failed attempts at booking other places, we secured our dinner … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen, Osaka – Hakata

Instead of taking a plane, we decided to take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Hakata with total travelling time of closed to 8 hours. Departing Tokyo before 8am, we arrived in Osaka in time to transfer to the Hello Kitty … Continue reading

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Snacks & Food from Tokyo (Part 4)

For this trip, we stayed near the Tokyo train station which is filled with a huge variety of stores selling confectionery. Arriving on a Saturday morning, we went around town to do some sightseeing before heading to stock up on … Continue reading

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Yoroniku 蕃 @ Ebisu, Tokyo

Ever since our first visit to a Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant in Osaka (Matsuzaka-gyu Yakiniku M),  we always try to include a visit to a good yakiniku restaurant for juicy, quality Japanese beef. Many of the restaurants don’t really take in … Continue reading

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