Kujikara Ramen

Name: Amanohashidate Kujikara Ramen 天橋立 くじからラーメン Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Shoyu Heaviness Light あっさり Medium Noodles Thick straight noodles Cost: ¥ (~¥700) Bargain: Really good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny and cramp Wait: ~60-80 minutes Area: Amanohashidate, Miyazu City, Japan Station: JR Amanohashidate Station Since Amanohashidate is one of Japan’s Three Scenic Views, there are nothing but overpriced mediocre tourist restaurants in the…… Continue reading Kujikara Ramen

Halal Ramen Gion Narita-ya

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street

Ōmato-taikai (Toh-shiya)

Name: Ōmato-taikai 大的大会 (Toh-shiya 通し矢) Date: Second Sunday of January Time: 9:00 – 16:00 Cost: Free Place: Sanjūsangen-dō Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Keihan Shichijo Ōmato-taikai, the modern version of Toh-shiya, is a kyudo (Japanese archery) competition held for contestants who just turned 20 years old (and advanced-level contestants) at Sanjūsangendō in Kyoto. I arrived at Sanjūsangendō by 8. There were…… Continue reading Ōmato-taikai (Toh-shiya)

Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Name: Setsubun at Yasaka Shrine Date: February 3rd (and 2nd) Time:  Feb. 3rd 11:00 – 16:00~; Feb. 2nd 13:00 – 16:00~ Cost: Free Place: Yasaka Shrine Area: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Hankyu Kawaramachi; Keihan Gion-Shijo Setsubun is the day before the first day of spring in Japan. Many temples and shrines have events where they throw lucky beans (fuku-mame) to…… Continue reading Setsubun @ Yasaka Shrine

Falafel Garden

Name: Falafel Garden ファラフェルガーデン Cuisine: Falafel, pita, Israeli Vegan items Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash, Credit Card Size: Big Area: Sakyō-ku, Kyoto City, Japan Station: Keihan Demachiyanagi Station The restaurant is just down the street from Demachiyanagi Station. The place smelled of coriander? seeds. Nice smell. The place has a nice and cozy decor. It has large glass windows…… Continue reading Falafel Garden

Menbaka Ichidai Ramen

Name: Ramen Cuisine: Ramen Soup base Niboshi 煮干し Heaviness Thin/light あっさり Noodles Thick, flat, crinkly Cost: ¥ (~¥1,000) Bargain: Good Payment: Cash Size: Tiny; 7 counter seats Wait: People usually finish eating ramen within 15 minutes Area: Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: ABC Station Loren Epsum Overall:  TL;DR: blah blah blah Recommend: (Highly) Recommend Website: N/A Address: 123 Fake Street

Busha Shinji

Name: Nipponbashi Street Festa 日本橋ストリートフェス Date: The Sunday around March 20th-ish Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Cost: Free Place: Den Den Town Area: Nippombashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City, Japan Station: Nippombashi, Ebisucho Nipponbashi Street Festa is Kansai’s biggest annual cosplay event. It goes on for most of the afternoon, but from 12:00-15:00, they block part of Sakaisuji Ave. near Den Den Town and […]