We planned to meet our friend in Tokyo and spend the rest of our trip in Tokyo area including Mount Fuji visit (yes, super exciting!). Thus, on the 5th day, we spent morning time touring around Kyoto one last time before we got onto Shinkansen to check-in our hotel at Shinjuku Tokyo. Ebisu was a very nice
Kansai+Tokyo Trip Day 4 – Kyoto Fall Foliage
This is the day we had the highest expectations before we headed to Japan. This Japanese official website gave most recent forecast regarding fall foliage across the nation. Timing for our trip should be great but you never know until you arrive at the exact location. We already saw plenty beautiful colors at Miyajima the day before, which
Snacks – Kinoko no Yama and Takenoko-Sato, Mushroom and Bamboo Chocolate
Except for Fujiya, another famous snack or chocolate/diary food company in Japan is Meiji Co. Ltd, now trading under the name Meiji Dairies Corporation. The two famous brother products from them are Kinoko no Yama, the mushroom shaped biscuit covered by chocolate and Takenoko-Sato, the bamboo shoot shaped biscuit covered by chocolate. The true meaning
Snacks – Konpeitō, How can you resist?
Coming back to the candy topic, Konpeito might be most historic candy in Japan which is still super popular nowadays.The word “konpeitō” comes from the Portuguese word confeito (comfit), which is a type of sugar candy that requires an unique technique for producing. Portuguese traders brought the technique and the candy to Japan in the