Kuidaore, a Journey for Food in Japan (Part 3 – Kansai Edition)

Kansai is a region of Japan full of history, culture…and food. Two former capitals of Japan reside in the Kansai region and we will be stopping in to both (Nara and Kyoto). I also mentioned previously the term “Kuidaore” came from Osaka. I will try hard not to go bankrupt over food, but we will…

Social Media for the Traveller

There has been a delay in getting the next Kuidaore post out, which focuses on Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Minoh. I’ve realized Kyoto is a city where…I don’t know what I want to eat most! We plan to spend a decent chunk of time in Nishiki Market, but what restaurants we want to actually sit…

“Yokoso” to Mile Zero

Mile Zero refers to the point of a city where all distances originate from. I only found this out recently. There is actually a specific point when you see mile markers or distances laid out on a map, saying “x miles between these places”, that it refers to. I always imagined it indicated the distance…

Attractions I’d Like to Visit in Japan

Although half of the trip will be made up of consuming food in unusual places, I do want to see things as well. We have a handful of tours already booked, but there are plenty we don’t feel the need to prebook. I wanted to share some of those itinerary plans with you all too….

Kuidaore, a Journey for Food in Japan (Part 2 – Hakone Edition)

I debated on whether or not to put Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka together for these food posts or separate them. Ultimately, I decided while we are only going to be in Hakone one day, one of our most “uniquely Japanese” meals will take place there and deserves its own post. What meal is that, you…

Good AirBnB News!

Well…mostly good news. Our Tokyo host has responded back and we are confirmed for our reservation. They are proceeding with getting the license and said we should not worry. I’m really pleased because I love the location. The closest thing I could find to it had a bunk bed instead of a double or two…

Another Instance – Osaka AirBnB

With the ongoing changes and two cancellations under my belt (the first location we booked in Tokyo cancelled before I even started this blog), I decided to reach out to my existing reservations. My Tokyo host has still not answered which is…concerning, but I am giving them some leeway. We are on completely opposite time…

I’m Lovin’ It – Secret Desire

For all the food I want to consume in Japan (and there’s a lot), I do have one thing I want to eat that’s a little less…gourmet. I really want to eat at……McDonald’s. Is that weird? Just the once, and I already know what I want – the ebi burger – preferably with seaweed flavored…

Well, it happened – Kyoto AirBnB

I was concerned it, but…one of our reservations did cancel as we near June 15th. Our host in Kyoto contacted me this morning to let me know she would not be able to honor our reservation due to the new law. I am grateful she let me know so quickly, because I was able to…

Kuidaore, a Journey for Food in Japan (Part 1 – Tokyo Edition)

Kuidaore is a phrase in Japanese that is typically applied to Osaka, and the famous Dotonbori stretch. If you are not familiar with the Dotonbori area, it is a street/canal which some really interesting history (the project began all the way back in 1612!) and is known for being a food mecca. There are 90…