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…

Off to Hiroshima: Bistro Paris Shokudo

After the Fukuoka Sumo Tournament, I made a minor change to my plans and headed to Hiroshima a day earlier since it was on the way back to Osaka. Hiroshima’s electric railway system makes it easy to get around. From Hiroshima station, I was a few stops away from the hotel. It was around 10pm…

Lunch at Sushi Naritaya

I wandered around the zen gardens and bamboo forest of Arashiyama for hours, but before catching the train back I stopped by Sushi Naritaya for lunch. I spotted the sign pointing towards the back of a building. I’m always down for a sushi fix! The small restaurant only had a few tables and there was…

Off to Kyoto: Ichiba Coji and London-Ya

Our final night together in Tokyo walking around Golden Gai was a really cool experience. Now it was time to head to our next destination, Kyoto! We lined up to buy tickets for non-reserved seats to Kyoto on the Shinkansen (bullet train). A one-way ticket costs around $120. With our tickets in hand we looked…

Shinjuku Sushi and Tempura

It was our last day in Tokyo. For lunch, my sister and I did our own thing. She went to a vegan place of course. I ended up getting a salmon sushi combo at Itamae Sushi located in our hotel building. I also walked around Shinjuku for a bit before seeing a nice tempura (battered…