Japan Food Trip: Osaka and Kyoto

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There are plenty of good reasons to go to Japan and exploring authentic Japanese food is definitely one of them! Our Spring trip took us to Japan’s Kansai Region and we were able to taste some of the amazing food from Osaka, aptly called tenka no daidokoro (‘the country’s kitchen’), as well as Kyoto and Nara. Our food trip was based on what we wanted to try at that moment so it would usually go like this:

Mommy Bunny: “What do you want to eat?”

Daddy Bunny: “omurice”

Mommy Bunny: “Okay” *opens Google and searches for “omurice nearby”*

We dined at some hole in the wall restaurants, food court at the mall, and some apparently popular places during our week-long trip. We’ve barely just touched (or ate) the tip of the iceberg but here are some of the oishī food that we tried.

Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom festival

Osaka Mint Bureau Cherry Blossom festival

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Yumeyakata: Kyoto Kimono Rental and Location Shoot

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Konnichiwa! The Travelling Bunchies just came from a week-long trip in Japan to celebrate Yui’s 9th birthday. The highlight of the trip was celebrating her actual birthday exploring Kyoto in kimonos. I’ve always imagined how it might feel to wear a kimono and since we wanted to try something special for her birthday, I thought it would be the best time to try this experience. And boy, I’m glad that we did! It was such a surreal experience and one thing that will definitely be carved in our family memory bank.

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Travel Theme: Foliage

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I received an invite from Ailsa for a travel theme on Foliage and decided to join in the fun. There’s nothing refreshing than seeing nature around us. Beautiful trees and flowers are rare in this city where I live so it’s always nice to see a different scenery.

When Daddy Bunny went on his trips, he got several shots of nature. Here are some of my favorite shots from his most recent trips.

Seeing this picture of the Meiji Shrine reminded me of the Japanese doramas I’ve watched and I can almost smell the fresh scent of the leaves all around.

Meiji Shrine, Japan

Meiji Shrine, Japan

Daddy bunny was in California just in time to see some great blooms. Out of all his shots, this is my favorite. The simple leaf with a heart shape brings some peace whenever I look at it. And also, you wouldn’t expect a simple plant box in the middle of the park to have this amazing “love plant”.

Leaves of Love

San Francisco, California, USA

Of course, nothing beats some local scenery. On our trip up north to Pangasinan, we passed by SCTEX and can’t help but basked in the beautiful landscape on both sides of the expressway. Sunset + rice fields = perfect moment 🙂

SCTEX, Tarlac

SCTEX, Tarlac

Truly, images of nature at its finest will always make anyone feel good anytime of the day. 🙂