the hayashi rice

Tabuchiya (in Tomonoura)

Tabuchiya is a coffeehouse in an old port town, Tomonoura in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is located near the night light that is the symbol of Tomonoura. It has tasty hayashi rice. (Hayashi rice looks like […]


Shizuya (Kobe Harborland)

When you go to Umie Mosaic (a famous shopping complex in Kobe) you can purchase dagashi at Shizuya. Dagashi refers to Japanese cheap sweets and snacks. Most of dagashi are from 5 to 40 yen […]

the display of Mon Loire

Chocolate House Mon Loire (Kobe Harborland)

Chocolate House Mon Loire opened in a shopping complex, Umie Mosaic in April 2017. The concept of the new store is “chocolate forest.” The exterior of Umie Mosaic is made with wood, which matches the […]

hashirii-mochi and hojicha tea

Yawata Hashirii-mochi Roho

Yawata Hashirii-mochi Roho is a traditional Japanese sweet cafe that you can eat a local speciality of Yawata City, Hashirii-mochi. Yawata City is located in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture and famous for Iwashimizu […]

the pancakes with whipped cream

Eggs ‘n Things Kobe Harborland

Most young Japanese women know the name of the Hawaiian restaurant chain, Eggs ‘n Things. In 2010, Eggs ‘n Things opened in Harajuku (in Tokyo) as the first overseas store. Since then it has been […]