Final Day in Osaka

Another random restaurant, another delicious meal! It was my final day in Osaka and before I caught the train back to Tokyo I walked around looking for a place to eat lunch. I stopped by a restaurant in one of the shopping arcades and enjoyed some tasty katsudon – deep-fried pork cutlet simmered with egg…

Daiki Suisan Sushi-Go-Round

It was my final night in Osaka and for dinner I stopped by Daiki Suisan, a kaiten-zushi restaurant where plates of sushi on a large rotating conveyor belt wind around the restaurant so diners can grab them as they please. I enjoyed a really cool “sushi train” restaurant while I was in Tokyo, but this was…

A Fugu Dinner at Zuboraya

I’m all about trying new and adventurous foods, so there was no way I was leaving Osaka without going to a fugu restaurant like Zuboraya. Fugu, also known as a pufferfish or blowfish, is a Japanese delicacy that can potentially be fatal if it’s not prepared properly. The fish is poisonous due to tetrodotoxin, a…

A Nightlife Tour with Drink Osaka

After a day in Hiroshima, I went back to Osaka. I met up with Rodney, a local guide from Dink Osaka that showed me some of Osaka’s hidden hot spots, unique restaurants, and cool bars. It was so much fun and I wouldn’t have found these awesome places without him! I highly recommend experiencing Osaka’s…

Scallops and Kobe Beef at Kuromon Market

After my kushikatsu lunch, I walked over to Kuromon Ichiba Market. Also known as “Osaka’s Kitchen”, the market has been around for over 170 years, preserving the food and culture of Osaka. You’ll find all kinds of food vendors, supermarkets, and shops around the lively covered market. I love wandering markets like these and trying…

Kushikatsu Daruma Dotonbori

During my first night in Osaka I enjoyed the city’s famous street food snack of takoyaki and now it was time to try another iconic dish. I stopped by Kushikatsu Daruma on Dotonburi to enjoy kushikatsu or kushiage – deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood, and vegetables. There was a small line when I stepped inside….

From Kyoto to Osaka!

It was time to enjoy one more breakfast at the hotel and walk around beautiful Kyoto for just a bit longer before leaving for Osaka. I also ended up taking the elevator to the top floor of a department store to enjoy a yummy lunch set of fried chicken with grated daikon radish and cold…