In Japan, we need to send our car to mandatory auto inspection three years after purchase then every two years.
I send my car for auto inspection to a gas station in neighbor.
Kanda is at downtown Tokyo.
There are many restaurants with history and uniqueness.
First, I had a Dotenabe (Oyster Claypot) at Suishin, Kanda, Tokyo.
This restaurant is a Izakaya type (casual Japanese bar restaurant.)
This bar is an old fashion bar.
I have sensitive skin; therefore, if I use chlorine based cleaner, my skin will turn red and look ugly sometimes.
Yes, it would be much faster to clean with chlorine based clearner; but I clean with baking soda and vinegar to protect my skin.
The ratio is baking soda (2) and vinegar (1).
After mixing them, the chemical reaction will start: carbonation.
This carbonation will remove spots.
Surprisingly, it’s quite powerful.
My Malaysian friends supplied me these.
These were sourvenirs from my friend and emergency food for my friend.
For lunch, I had Brahim’s retorted food: Nasi Goreng Kampung with Beef Curry.
For dinner dessert, I had coconut cookies and Kacang Tumbuk (peanut crisps).
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!