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In Osaka Namba, you can discover a venerable curry specialty restaurant that has held its place for over 100 years. Named “Jiyuken,” this establishment has been in operation since 1910 and continues to thrive, maintaining its legacy over four generations. “Osaka Namba, Over 100 Years of Traditional Curry Expertise” What sets Jiyuken apart is its signature curry known as “Meibutsu” ...

After exploring various places within Nara Park, it was time for lunch. There are several restaurants inside Nara Park, and especially if you head south from Todai-ji’s southern gate, you’ll find a cluster of restaurants and general stores. Despite browsing through different places, I couldn’t find the exact menu I was looking for. Even though it was late September, the ...

After exploring Osaka’s Den Den Town, lunchtime quickly approached. In Japan, having a meal on time often involves a substantial wait. As most Japanese restaurants are relatively small, and the population density is not significantly different from ours, it’s common to spend quite a while waiting to dine promptly. In the situation of dining alone, I wasn’t keen on waiting ...

In Japan, there are franchise restaurants specializing in Gyudon, similar to McDonald’s, operating 24 hours a day. Sukiya, Yoshinoya, and Matsuya are three well-known Gyudon chains in Japan. During travels in Japan, it’s easy to come across restaurants named “Sukiya,” known for providing budget-friendly meals. While indulging in delicious local cuisines is undoubtedly enjoyable during travel, occasionally opting for a ...

Now that the Michelin Guide “Seoul” has been published, it’s easy to find books and websites that summarize the best restaurants in Korea. If you go to the “Michelin Guide” website, you can find a list of restaurants that have won awards. The Michelin Guide “Seoul” was released on November 7, 2016, and before that, Korea was trendy and interested ...

Upon arriving at the “Swissotel Nankai Namba” hotel located in Osaka Namba, we decided to drop off our luggage first. It was still early for check-in. After having breakfast in Kyoto and moving to Osaka, we stored our luggage at the hotel, and it was time for lunch. While searching for nearby dining options, we settled on having our meal ...

In Japan, it’s common to discover restaurants with a long history, and even in Kyoto Gion, you can find an eel rice bowl restaurant that has preserved its tradition for over 150 years. Named “Kanesho (かね正),” this restaurant specializes in eel rice bowls and is currently operated by the third generation, maintaining an unchanged taste over the years. “Kyoto Gion ...

Kyoto’s Nishiki Market, known as the Kitchen of Kyoto, offers a diverse array of foods and ingredients for sale. While you can purchase ready-to-eat foods from the market, there are also restaurants within the market where you can enjoy a meal. Upon arriving in Kyoto, we decided to have our first dinner at Nishiki Market. Given the rainy weather, visiting ...

Dakgalbi, a dish famous in Chuncheon, can also be savored in the capital city of South Korea, Seoul. In Yongsan, you can find a restaurant named ‘Ogeunnae Dakgalbi,’ recognized for its culinary prowess to the extent of being featured in the 2018 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand. Thanks to its popularity, you can find not only the original location but also ...

Jungdong-gil, stretching from Seodaemun to Deoksugung in Seoul, is a distinctly Korean street with a nostalgic atmosphere. It exudes a feeling that makes you want to take a leisurely stroll. In the past, it was a place where significant events in modern history occurred, playing a pivotal role in the modern history of South Korea. At the heart of Jungdong-gil, ...

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is considered a representative office-dense area in the city. It is known for housing various entities, including the Seoul Government Complex, embassies of different countries, media outlets, headquarters of major corporations, and offices of other small and medium-sized enterprises. When thinking about places where many companies gather, Gwanghwamun is likely the first location that comes ...

In the vicinity of Hapjeong Station in Seoul, you can find a complex apartment called “Mesena Polis.” Within the shopping area of this complex apartment, various establishments, including restaurants and cafes, can be explored. Compared to other shopping areas within complex apartments, this one has a larger scale. Mesena Polis hosts a variety of restaurants, including well-known franchises like McDonald’s ...