Posted by Member douvinsky on 12/3/13 10:35 PM
I recently visited Japan for leisure.
I went to three cities which are close to each other (30 minutes to 45 minutes by train): Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.
The following are some photos taken, they are all about food and red leaves/ bamboos.
I like Japanese food.
Whether they are sushi, sashimi, udon, soba, okinomiyaki, kobe beef, tempura or green tea ice cream.
Some photos from my recent trip to Japan
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 12/3/13 10:51 PM
Damn that looks awesome, especially the food pictures :)
I have wanted to go to Japan for a long time but I just can't afford it right now. What was your favorite of the three cities?
Posted by Member douvinsky on 12/4/13 07:01 AM
My favorite gotta be Osaka. Plenty of food and shopping malls around. There is an underground shopping area (they are smart to direct the people to underground instead of congesting the ground further) called Whity Underground Shops. There are lots of food there.
The second gotta be Kyoto. Oh there is a "Ramen street" right above the Kyoto train station, it is an area full of selected famous ramen shops from all over Japan. The following photo is a bowl of delicious ramen. Kyoto has a lot of temples with nice scenary to visit. I took all my red leave pictures there.
I only went to Kobe for the Kobe beef, it is a half-day trip for me and I did not need to spend more time than that.
Posted by Member razer22 on 12/4/13 10:32 AM
The temples seem to have some very nice scenery. But, what's that bamboo pic about (is there light at the bottom and you're looking up)?
And yea those are some nice HD pics of food. You can probably go write up tons of reviews on Yelp or something. How's kobe beef like compared to the cow meat in U.S lol?
Posted by Member douvinsky on 12/4/13 10:11 PM
You always have good eyes and asked the important questions.
About the bamboo pic, the story is that at Kyoto, a lot of temples are hosting night-seeing of red leaves in the evening. I went to this temple at night and looked at those red leaves from a different angle (see attached photo). I walked past this little forest of bamboos which was lit up by lights from below and I found it was quite a sight hence I took that shot.
Not sure about Kobe beef vs cow meat in US....first time I tasted Kobe beef and I rarely eat steaks hence no idea on US cow meat. I went to search for Kobe beef and I read that
"When compared to the United States meat ratings of Select, Choice or Prime, most Kobe beef is ranked at least two grades higher than Prime, a special grade the Japanese call Platinum. "
What is Kobe Beef