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Kyoto restaurant tips

My friend is going to Japan soon and I promised her a list of good restaurants in Japan. We stayed a long time in Kyoto last year, so here are my Kyoto restaurant tips. I have added the Google Maps link of every place, so it’s easy to save it in your own Google Maps. […]
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Real sushi experience in Japan

Yamani Sushi was a a lovely sushi experience, so I made a movie: The food (Below is the food diary of the day we visited, so you might have already read this. “New” photos though…) Today we finally ate sushi. It was at a small store near Nijo castle. When we arrived no one was […]
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Japan day 11: food bucket list

Yesterday I talked about a food bucket list and a reader asked what else there is on my list. The list didn’t exist (yet) on black and white, only in my head. So here is my food bucket list for Japan. To eat: – good sushi, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi [✓ ate today] – desserts […]
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Japan Kyoto day 9: cultural differences Japan vs Netherlands

I feel that the photo stories are getting boring, so today I will talk about some interesting things I have noticed. Some cultural differences compared to the Netherlands. Cultural differences – Stay left. In Japan they drive on the left side. Walking on the street is also on the left. Standing still on the escalator […]
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Japan Kyoto day 8: Kiyumizu-Dera temple

On a lovely autumn day we went to the Kiyumizu-dera temple. The journey was long and a lot of streets were battled. Finally we were there, but the building was under construction. But fear not, the view of red, yellow and orange trees made it all up. And the inside interior of the temple was […]
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Japan Kyoto day 6: First time…

Today I experienced for the first time… ..eating curry bang (bread) It’s savoury, taste like curry and has a gentle crust. It’s nice, but I am not a big curry fan, so I wouldn’t buy again. …eating onigiri The rice is lightly flavoured. Nice salty salmon meat in the middle. The Dutch onigiri is more […]
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Japan Kyoto day 5: excellent service vs self-service

Ryokan’s excellent service We stayed at a ryokan for one night, which is a Japanese style hotel with hotsprings and a fancy dinner and breakfast. It’s called Kaiseki, Japanese haute cuisine. A lot of small bites, but when combined it is a big meal. Today at breakfast we also had a lot of small bites. […]
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Japan day 4: train life Kyoto

Toilet in the train Even the toilets in the train are high tech. There are two sensors, one for putting the seat up and one for flushing. The seat is heated, so your butt is comfortable while you are doing your business. There is even a security button for if you need assistance. Just wow.. […]
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