Japan Fun Time 1.7

This morning, we are headed out to Takayama for the weekend.

Considering that I haven’t posted anything for two days (and I probably won’t be able to post again for another two), I’ve decided to unload a bunch of pictures on you with a few words.

You ready?

Thursday:

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We spent the day exploring Nagoya Station.

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We stopped at a restaurant for lunch, where I had an Asahi…

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and some Chicken Katsu with Miso Soup.

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Walking around Nagoya Station some more…

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We stopped at Dean & Deluca for coffee…

I noticed a wine section in the back of the store, so I went to check it out…

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Definitely some heavy hitters. Big wines at Big prices. How about a 2008 Opus One for 50,000 yen?

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Walking through Nagoya Station some more…

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We made our way back to the Frozen Garden for some “Frozen” Beer, and found ourselves in the middle of a TV commercial.

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Later, we met up with some friends and took a train out to the city of Honda…

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To have dinner at Sumo Bar…  Where everything is Sumo Sized…

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Everything!

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Many of us ordered Sumo Sized Beers (1.5 liters)…

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Here’s the owner. He was a former Sumo Wrestler.

Here’s the food…

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Tako Wasabi (Wasabi Pickled Octopus)

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Mochi Pizza

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Miso Cucumber

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Tomato Nabe with Chicken and Tofu

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Much like the ramen from the other night, we were able to make risotto by adding rice to the left-over broth from the Nabe.

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Dessert was on the house!

Friday:

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We jumped on a train to Toba…

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And made our way over to Mikimoto Pearl Museum on Pearl Island…

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This is the home of the Cultured Peal.

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We saw a pearl diving demonstration in which women, dressed in white, dive into the ocean, holding their breath…

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Until they come up with an oyster…

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Here’s a statue of Mikimoto…

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And here is a replica of the Liberty Bell… Made from pearls.

Hungry, we wandered into a local restaurant…

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We pointed at a menu…

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And were brought this… Tuna Tartare over Rice and Udon.

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We jumped on another train and headed through the countryside…

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We arrived in the small town of Futami…

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Where we walked along the water front…

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Until we came to Meoto Iwa… The home of the Wedded Rocks.

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They love frogs there…

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These two rocks are married. They renew their vows every year. I know some people who may want to take a hint from the rocks here.

At the end of a long day, it was time for dinner…

We met up with some friends at Orsarino for some Italian/French food…

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Scallops

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Tons of goodies…

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And Pasta…

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And Venison…

Oh yeah…

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We drank a whole bunch of Natural Wine that we got from a Natural Wine Shop in Nagoya called Peshico with the help of our friend, Joel…

But I’ll talk to you about the wine when I have time.

Just know that it was the goods.

Now, we’re off to Takayama!

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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5 Responses to “Japan Fun Time 1.7”

  1. Jeff Eckles (@JeffEckles) Says:

    I noticed the Sumo owner had his Iphone out, was he using that to take your orders?

  2. Dave Thevegetarian Says:

    Any vegetarian options I need to know about?

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