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Foodie Trip (Day 1)

Today, it is Japanese national holiday: Emperor’s Birthday.

I took a Shinkansen (bullet train) for Himeji, Hyogo this morning.

Himeji is famous for Himeji Castle.

Himeji Castle is one of three most beautiful castle in Japan (highly recommended to visit); but, this time, I don’t plan to visit the castle.

This is a Foodie Trip!

First, I went for Okonomi-Yaki (Japanese grilled pancake) at Konomi-Ya, Himeji, Hyogo.

This restaurant is located in residence area and popular among local residence.

Chanpon-Yaki (Grilled Mix Noodle)

It’s casual, but delicious.

Coco-chan knows it and requests for her potion.

We overheard the order for others and sounded good.

To save troubles, we ordered the same.

Okonomi-Yaki with buta (pork), suji (beef sinew) and tamago (egg).

Lastly, another Okonomi-Yaki with suji, ika (squid) and medamayaki (sunny-side-up fried egg).

Then departed for Sasayama-so, Sasayama, Hyogo.

This is the view of Sasayama from a room; beautiful and peaceful.

A room is comfortable.

First thing to do after checking in at the hotel is dipping in onsen (hot spring).

Then the main event of the day — Shishi-Nabe (wild boar pot) for dinner.

This dish is only available during winter when hunting for wild bull is permitted.

Sasayama is famous for this dish.

It’s delicious and worth making a trip to Sasayama!


Currently living in Tokyo. I would love to share feelings, food, places and things that I do!!

4 thoughts on “Foodie Trip (Day 1)

    1. This dish is very localized. I (from Tokyo) didn’t know about this dish till introduced by local people. We also call this dish Botan-Nabe (Peony Pot) because meat is red and always decorated nicely like Peony Flower. Please take a look at a photo. Doesn’t it look like Peony to you?


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