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.
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.
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.
The Nishiki Market is a five block traditional market known as Kyoto’s kitchen. It’s best to go there hungry for street foods. It’s also a good souvenir shopping spot.
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。
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.
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)。