I taped the latest episode of Hawaii Five-O last night and watched it now.
This is the episode that I watched in San Francisco in July 2017!
I had a long weekend because I took a day off on Friday and our office is closed on Monday: Japanese National Holiday, Sports and Health Day.
I decided to come to Kyoto.
Kyoto is popular sightseeing place for Japanese and foreign tourists; therefore, Shinkansen (bullet train) is full.
I listened to the announcement that the Shinkansen is full and all seats are taken.
I managed to get few last seats.
I felt so good because my body was exhausted!
When you arrive Kyoto Station early and don’t know what to do, you can go for a quick massage, quick as 15 mins and they are good!
It’s conveniently near to Kyoto Station, Subway Kujo Station and Bus Stop.
There are varieties of mashroom (autumn seasonal vegetable), vegetables, pork, chicken, beef, oyster, ise ebi (lobster) and udon noodle.
It’s so powerful!
I started with breakfast because we left hotel early.
We couldn’t get a golf course in Kyoto; therefore, we crossed two prefectures and went to Hyogo Prefecture to play. hahaha
This is one of Japanese modified western food.
The restaurant is nice and cozy with a traditional Teppan (grill plate).
These are typical Kansai Food (Osaka Food); therefore, I can enjoy these at other restaurants.
However, if you want to enjoy the atmosphere, it’s nice.
If you are new to Negiyaki (Japanese pizza or shall I call it, pancake? with Negi (leeks), it’s okay.
It’s also economical.
I had seasonal tendon (tempura bowl) at Fushimi Tenpura Oe, Fushimi, Kyoto for brunch.
Today, it’s a popular place for Instgram, known for Sen-bon Torii (1,000 red shrine gates) and the place could be crowded.
By the way, I need to warn you; you should wear a pair of comfortable shoes to climb up stairs to go up to the summit.
It’s a good exercise.
It’s hot today so I sweat a lot; but I feel better after exercising and praying at many shrines.
I feel detoxed!
After a good exercise and pray, I had early dinner, Oinari (fried tofu with marinated rice) at Omiya, Fushimi, Kyoto.
It’s simple, but delicious.
I purchased a Shinkansen ticket online.
Central Japan Railway Company introduced a new service allowing to purchase a Shinkansen ticket online by registering IC train or subway card and credit card.
I don’t need to queue on a line to purchase a ticket.
I didn’t have a green tea during this Kyoto trip so I went to Japanese traditional sweet manufacturer, Tsuruya Yoshinobu’s cafe: Irodori, Kyoto Station for green tea and Anmitsu (Japanese traditional dessert – Jelly).
I very much enjoyed this time’s sudden and short trip to Kyoto.
I feel refleshed!
I wanted to upload every night; but I couldn’t…simply because I was tired.
My counterpart and also a friend joined this mission so we worked hard and enjoyed hard in Nagoya.
We continued our night chatting in my room till late because we miss each other.
She is an efficient officer and became friend since last October.
Since then, she came in May this year and September.
We had few projects working together.
Nagoya Kanko Hotel is a nice hotel.
I’m with friends so it was fun to attend all programme together.
As a part of programmes, I visited factories.
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take any photos there; therefore, I cannot share anything with you, but I could say two factories are well advancedand, sophisticated and automated.
They are Toyota (automobile: Prius) and Hoden Seimitsu Kako Kenkyujo (HSK: aerospace engine parts).
I could take photos at Toyota Museum only.
Nagoya local delicacy: Hitsumabushi.
We can eat eel in three different ways: 1. Eat as it is, 2. Add condiments such as Negi (Japanese leeks) and wasabi, 3. Add soup and seaweed to 2.
The course is located one hour away from Nagoya and the play fee is reasonable for weekends: about JPY 13,000 inclusive breakfast and lunch.
This was planed during my stay; therefore, I had to buy golf shoes, glove and balls.
We can overlook Yokkaichi City from the club house.
I strongly believe that I could complete these projects because my friends and also colleagues from overseas helped me greatly, including moral support.
Today, I’ve been lazy.
I miss my bed and stayed till the appointment time for hair salon.
I got massage for head and shoulders which I needed at this moment.
Till yesterday, I was at Tokyo Game Show 2017, Makuhari Messe promoting digital contents; simultaneously, studying Japan digital contents market.
I enjoy doing market Survey for this industry.
Yes, I had Hokkaido Crabs in Nagoya. hahaha
My crazy friends want to go breakfast at 7:00 am. Ahhhhh
It’s a nice hotel with kind hospitality.
Breakfast at Forest Garden Restaurant
I enjoyed Palauan food and Japanese food and these are delicious!
I returned from Palau yesterday.
I wanted to post frequently, but internet connection was bad, terribly bad in Palau.
The internet condition will improve next year after optical fiber reaching Palau.
Ocean is so beautiful there.
Manta, Manta, Mannttaaaaaaa!
Manta swam over meeeeee!!!
Big one, small one, could they be a family?
The landscape is beautiful.
So mysterious; bless taking.
Ocean is clear and peaceful.
There are many fish and early riser, Baffalo Fish greated me.