Hakkei Ryokan in Yubara

For some reason, I never covered the ryokan scene on this blog, but some of the best food I ate in Japan was served in ryokan (japanese traditional inns). Hakkei which located in the onsen town of Yubara in Okayama Prefecture is both a good place to enjoy a warm onsen and eat great food.

For some reason, I never covered the ryokan scene on this blog, but some of the best food I ate in Japan was served in ryokan (japanese traditional inns). Hakkei which located in the onsen town of Yubara in Okayama Prefecture is both a good place to enjoy a warm onsen and eat great food.

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Coffee to Hito

珈琲と人 or Coffee to Hito (coffee and people)  is a beautiful coffee shop located in Soja not too far from Kokubunji temple.   I have ridden my bike, ran and drove my car in front of it for the past 8 years without never noticing it.

珈琲と人 or Coffee to Hito (coffee and people)  is a beautiful coffee shop located in Soja not too far from Kokubunji temple.   I have ridden my bike, ran and drove my car in front of it for the past 8 years without never noticing it.

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Kura Beer Tei Kurashiki

Kurashiki Beer Tei as moved to a new location. Read about it HERE.   Kurashiki and especially the Bikan area are a major tourist magnet and I love to play tourist in my own town.   I discovered Kura Beer Tei by reading a tourist guide about Kurashiki while sipping a cafe latte at Cafe … Continue reading “Kura Beer Tei Kurashiki”

Kurashiki Beer Tei as moved to a new location.
Read about it HERE.

 

Kurashiki and especially the Bikan area are a major tourist magnet and I love to play tourist in my own town.   I discovered Kura Beer Tei by reading a tourist guide about Kurashiki while sipping a cafe latte at Cafe Mugi.  I think this little beer shop will make a lot of us happy.

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Neighbor Coffee Company

Neighbor Coffee Company and it’s minimalist website popped on my coffee radar about a  year ago, but since I rarely go to Kojima, I never had a chance to pay a visit.

Neighbor Coffee Company and it’s minimalist website popped on my coffee radar about a  year ago, but since I rarely go to Kojima, I never had a chance to pay a visit.

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Myondon yakiniku

My quest for great yakiniku has recently taken me just outside of Okayama City  to Myondon yakiniku.  The restaurant was recommended to my wife and we finally made it to Setocho which is more than an hour drive from where I live in Kurashiki.

My quest for great yakiniku has recently taken me just outside of Okayama City  to Myondon yakiniku.  The restaurant was recommended to my wife and we finally made it to Setocho which is more than an hour drive from where I live in Kurashiki.

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Shittora Korean Restaurant

Tamashima is right across the river from where I live and when I heard about Shittora, a Korean restaurant, I didn’t wait too long to go and try it.  I always appreciate when I get suggestions online and this one turned out to be a good one.

Tamashima is right across the river from where I live and when I heard about Shittora, a Korean restaurant, I didn’t wait too long to go and try it.  I always appreciate when I get suggestions online and this one turned out to be a good one.

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Shikiko Taiwan Restaurant

  I spotted Shikiko, a new Taiwan restaurant located in Satosho on route 2 between Fukuyama and Kurashiki because its parking is always full. Since I am a sucker for spicy Taiwan food, I drove to Shikiko with great expectations.

 

I spotted Shikiko, a new Taiwan restaurant located in Satosho on route 2 between Fukuyama and Kurashiki because its parking is always full. Since I am a sucker for spicy Taiwan food, I drove to Shikiko with great expectations.

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Fa Niente

If you can find Fa Niente  restaurant and you have a reservation, I can promise you a hell of an Italian meal right in the heart of Okayama City.

If you can find Fa Niente  restaurant and you have a reservation, I can promise you a hell of an Italian meal right in the heart of Okayama City.

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Cafe Gewa, a second impression

I ended up going back to Cafe Gewa twice in the last few weeks since I wanted to try their coffee made with the shinny Synesso espresso machine.

I ended up going back to Cafe Gewa twice in the last few weeks since I wanted to try their coffee made with the shinny Synesso espresso machine.

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