Maruya in Shibayama, Hyogo Prefecture

Maruya is a cosy restaurant and pension in the bay of Shibayama where I enjoyed an amazing crab meal last winter.  Since then, I promised myself to try their summer food and spend the night.

Maruya is a cosy restaurant and pension in the bay of Shibayama where I enjoyed an amazing crab meal last winter.  Since then, I promised myself to try their summer food and spend the night.

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Risuke in Nara

Risuke is located about 20 km outside of Nara city and it turned out to be one of my biggest culinary surprise in a long time.  The unasuming restaurant is vedge between a few major family restaurants and a supermarket on one of the strip mall street you can find anywhere in Japan. But… Risuke … Continue reading “Risuke in Nara”

Risuke is located about 20 km outside of Nara city and it turned out to be one of my biggest culinary surprise in a long time.  The unasuming restaurant is vedge between a few major family restaurants and a supermarket on one of the strip mall street you can find anywhere in Japan. But… Risuke is not an ordinary restaurant!

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Ikkataro at the Karoichi Fish Market

In Japan, if you live right next to the Inland Sea, well, you eat Inland Sea fishes.  It was only natural, after crossing the whole width of Japan to visit Tottori, that we stopped at the local fish market to eat the stuff fished in the Sea of Japan.

In Japan, if you live right next to the Inland Sea, well, you eat Inland Sea fishes.  It was only natural, after crossing the whole width of Japan to visit Tottori, that we stopped at the local fish market to eat the stuff fished in the Sea of Japan.

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