Kobe Plaisir: My First Kobe Beef Experience

It somehow took me 4 years and countless trips to Kobe to finally eat the famous Kobe beef and it was a hell of a nice  experience.

It somehow took me 4 years and countless trips to Kobe to finally eat the famous Kobe beef and it was a hell of a nice  experience.

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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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Marusa Ohmi Beef

When I left Moriyama after lunch for a long bike ride by the shore of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture,  my goal was to get  to Nagahama city early enough  to secure a table at Marusa, a popular yakiniku restaurant. All I can say, the reward was worth the super windy 70 km bike ride.

When I left Moriyama after lunch for a long bike ride by the shore of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture,  my goal was to get  to Nagahama city early enough  to secure a table at Marusa, a popular yakiniku restaurant. All I can say, the reward was worth the super windy 70 km bike ride.

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Chiya Gyu

The area around Niimi in Okayama Prefecture is famous for  Chiya gyu, a type of Japanese beef known for its marbled meat which is very similar to Kobe beef.

The area around Niimi in Okayama Prefecture is famous for  Chiya gyu, a type of Japanese beef known for its marbled meat which is very similar to Kobe beef.

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