Gastronomic Adventure at Osaka’s Kuromon Ichiba Market

Kuromon Ichiba Market is dubbed Osaka’s kitchen. It’s a ready-made food and grocery market with roughly 180 shops. I had breakfast here twice in three days, and there was so much more I wanted to try.


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A Dreamy Evening in Osaka: A Stunning Bookstore and Amazing Citrusy Chicken Ramen 大阪文青蔦屋書店輕旅行 + 柚子香雞白湯泡沫拉麵

When I travel to a new place, I always look for good food, cool architecture, and places to shoot. One of the evenings during our trip in Osaka had all the boxes checked. We visited a very Instagrammable bookstore during the blue hour right after sunset. Then we wrapped up the day with a bowl of foamy citrus-infused ramen that was incredible.

每次排行程的重點就是吃、值得看的建築、還有好拍或者Instagram打卡景點,這個大阪半日輕旅行簡直是健達出奇蛋,我們去了超適合Instagram打卡的蔦屋書店,剛好在太陽下山之後抵達枚方,當假文青朝聖之後回到大阪吃到一碗令人感動的柚子香雞白湯關西泡沫系拉麵。

 

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Osaka Must-Do: Chilling out at Riverside Coffee Shops in Kitahama 大阪北濱悠哉水岸咖啡

Kitahama seems to be an under-rated travel spot in Osaka. Riverside coffee shops with outdoor seating offer a fantastic view. This is a great place to get your coffee fix, enjoy brunch, or spend a lazy afternoon.

台灣旅遊資訊還算容易找到北濱的咖啡店,但以英文旅遊資訊來說,北濱真是被埋沒了,在北濱中之島河畔的咖啡館坐了一陣子,覺得這真是大阪必排行程!適合特別安排來喝咖啡聊是非、享受早午餐、或者悠哉浪費人生一個下午。

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Kyoto: Must-Eat Riverside Wagyu Beef Sukiyaki 京都必吃鴨川和牛壽喜燒

During the five days with my parents in Japan, I wanted to pick one meal and splurge. I was looking for good food and a Japanese experience. Eventually, I decided on sukiyaki at Moritaya’s Kiyamachi branch — Kansai region style of sukiyaki with kuroge wagyu beef, a tatami-floored private dining room, and a view of the Kamogawa River. It was a fantastic lunch that everyone fully enjoyed. The surrounding area is fun to walk around. I definitely recommend this place for a Kyoto trip.

跟爸媽在日本關西的這五天,想安排一餐奢侈一下,要美食又要日式風格 (又吃不起米其林星星京料理),最後選了森田屋木屋町店的壽喜燒 — 關西風格壽喜燒、和式榻塌米包廂、窗外正對鴨川,全家都非常滿意,這一帶又很好逛,很容易排進行程。

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Kyoto: Thousands of Brilliant Orange Gates and Fox Spirits-Themed Lunch 伏見稻荷大社千本鳥居和狐狸烏龍麵

After visiting supposedly the number one autumn destination of Kyoto — Tōfuku-ji — we walked through a residential area to get to thousands of brilliant orange torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha. Fushimi Inari Taisha is all about fox spirits. To add to this theme, we ate at a restaurant that was founded almost 500 years ago and featured iconic local dishes associated with the sacred fox spirits.

去完號稱東京紅葉第一名所的東福寺,我們走過一個住宅區,來到有著上千個橘紅鳥居的伏見稻荷大社。午餐很符合主題,在一間將近五百年前創立的餐廳吃狐狸大神愛的稻荷壽司和狐狸烏龍麵。

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Kyoto: Colorful Temple and Food Porn 京都:彩色布猴子八坂庚申堂和神級蛋包飯

After strolling through the historical Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka area and grabbing iconic shots of the Yasaka Pagoda, we kept walking down Yasaka Dori. One of the highlights of this day trip popped up on our left — the very colorful temple, Yasaka Kōshin-dō. It is one of the most instagrammable places in Kyoto.

去過清水寺、走過產寧坂和二年坂、又拍完八坂塔之後,繼續沿著松原通往下走,左手邊就是本日行程重點之一、Instagram熱門打卡景點八坂庚申堂 (Yasaka Kōshin-dō)。

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