Saturday, July 25, 2015

Burger Reality!

It's quite obvious that your fast food will never look like it does on the pictures. Together with a couple of friends I tried the 10 patty Lotteria burger. Looks almost the same right?

lotteria 10 patty burgerlotteria 10 patty burger

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Tako Tamago - YOLO?

I often try as many new and unique things as I can. But many of my friends seemed to be grossed out with the tako tamago, which is a quail egg inside an octopus head. Not bad at all.

Tako Tamago
Tako Tamago - Quail Egg in an Octopus head

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sumo in Osaka

Although Sumo was on my bucket list of things to do in Japan, I never really had any interest in the sport. And after watching it, it is one of those things that I am glad I did , but won't do again. It's interesting to see the ceremony and the whole ritual that goes with it, but I didn't find it particularly entertaining!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Black Castle - Matsumoto

matsumoto castle

Being one of only a few original castles still left in Japan, mostly untouched by wars and natural disasters, Mastusmoto castle with its unique black style , has always been on my list to visit! We've been to a fair few castles in Japan (mostly reconstructions) and you can immediately feel the difference inside. It was freezing!

matsumoto castle
Matsumoto castle surrounded by water
Fish in the water around the castle

Its surprisingly well maintained on the inside, and because it's mostly original you don't find the typical souvenir shops at the top like with the other castles.  The inside is a bit of a tricky climb and definitely not for anyone with active injuries. The last few staircases are extremely steep and narrow. We went in winter so the surrounding areas were quite bleak but I think it will look really beautiful in spring time!

Matsumoto city in itself is also really nice. We like most of Nagano with its mountainous areas, don't know why but it just feels nice!