[Japan] The Tsukiji Market and Ryu Sushi Experience

When wanderlust hits, I like going through my travel photos and recall the wonderful things we got to experience. My most recent scavenge through my folders led me to photos of Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. Known to be THE place to be when you want the best sushi, it was easily one place on our […]

[Japan] Kyoto Eats: Menya Shichifukujin

Just a few meters away from Village Kyoto stands an unassuming restaurant which served one of my favorite bowls of ramen during our visit to Japan. We were unsure about the place at first, but looking through the menu displayed outside helped us decide and try what they had to offer. Menya Shichifukujin was empty when […]

[Japan] Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺) / The Golden Pavilion

One of the most famous places we visited while in Kyoto was the Kinkakuji or The Golden Pavilion. Take one look at it and you can guess why they call it that! We visited during a local holiday so there were a lot of visitors there that day. I’m just thankful I got snap of photo of the temple from this famous […]

[Japan] Kyoto Eats: Tenkaippin (天下一品) at Gion

Checking out what Kyoto had to offer wasn’t just reserved for our mornings. On one of our nights out, we decided to take a bus and head to Gion District in hopes of spotting a geisha or a maiko (apprentice geiko). We weren’t lucky enough to see one, although we spotted numerous women sporting beautiful kimonos while […]