Japanese whisky
Japan

Japanese whisky

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] I like whisky very much. Since I was a boy I have appreciated European whiskies, especially Irish and Scottish. Because I knew that Japan produces good whiskies, during my stay in Osaka, I asked my guide, who became a friend for me by now, Okazawa san, to …

A Restaurant, Europe and Japan together
Japan

A Restaurant, Europe and Japan together

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] I read recently that in Italy some restaurants that serve mix of Italian and Japanese cookings. In Osaka, in Japan, I had the opportunity to have a dinner in this kind of restaurant, whose name is Butatama. We ordered a sort of Italian starters with mozzarella and …

The beautiful town of Akashi
Japan

The beautiful town of Akashi

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] On the second day in Osaka, after breakfast, we met a Japanese friend who lives here. His name is Mr. Okazawa and he became our guide. We took the train at the station and we went to Akashi city which is only half an hour from Osaka. …

Osaka castle
Japan

Osaka castle

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [Aprile, 2013] One of the most important touristic attraction in the city of Osaka is its castle. It was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the three people who unified Japan, who lived in 16th century. According to the leaflet that I received for free at the entrance, its …

Mount Konpira
Japan

Mount Konpira

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] Before leaving the town of Kotohira, our aim was climbing up the mount Konpira and visiting the temple located on the peak. The path was quite difficult because it is necessary to go up 1368 steps to the top, which is 421 metre above the sea level. …

Udon of Kagawa
Japan

Udon of Kagawa

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [Aprile, 2013] Kagawa prefecture in Japan is famous for its Udon (kind of noodles prepared with flour of wheat). According to my Japanese friend, Udon that you can find in this area are thicker and more chewy than those you can eat in others area in Japan. In the …

Stay in a Ryokan
Japan

Stay in a Ryokan

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] In the touristic town of Kotohira, in Kagawa prefecture, I stayed one night in a tipical Japanese hotel (Ryokan), called Tsuruya. My Japanese friend Shogo, who accompanied me during this travel, booked it online before we left. Because the price was very cheap I expected it would …

Kabuki show
Japan

Kabuki show

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] During my stay in the small town of Kotohira, in Japan, I had the opportunity to see a Kabuki show, thanks to my friend Shogo’s help. This form of theartre was born in Japan in early 17th century and it is a cultural symbol of this town …

The small town of Kotohira
Japan

The small town of Kotohira

Miranda

This is my friend, Bangly’s posting. [April, 2013] The first stop of my travel in Kagawa prefecture in Japan was Kotohira city. During day time this city is very busy because it is located on the foot of Mt. Konpira that is a famous tourist destination. In the main street there are a lot of …

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