Osaka – where eating is everything part 6 (Ibaraki-Osaka)

Because our hotel in Ibaraki was about one and a half hours from Tokyo station we decided to get an early start in the morning and do without breakfast at the hotel restaurant, to not get into rushhour and make the shinkansen bound for Osaka. Fortunately one of the members of the japanese group arranged…

Osaka – where eating is everything part 4

After the Cherry Blossom Boattrip and the short detour to Osaka Castle it was (oviously) again time for lunch and we were led to the New Otani Hotel, where we ate at a very good chinese restaurant. The view on the castle and the cherry blossoms was beautiful and the food delicious. Though I can’t…

Osaka – where eating is everything Part 3

After getting an early start in the morning (and only a quick stop at the breakfast buffet) and a one and a half hour drive to the factory in Shiga the time till lunch passed very quickly and off we went to a nearby golf club. Many japanese people, especially business people, like playing golf…

Osaka – where eating is everything Part 2

The first morning in Osaka started off with the breakfast buffet in one of the Hotel restaurants. Consisting of western and japanese foods alike I was nevertheless surprised to find one of Osakas famous dishes takoyaki being part of the buffet. And they were surpisingly good! I have to say I find that crispy toast…