I’ve been waiting for the right moment to tell you all about our trip in Japan. I wanted the posts to be the perfect reflection of everything that we experienced. But it’s impossible. Our journey there was so rich in Emotions. Tastes & Smells. Craze & Zen. History & Discoveries. I cannot find words (and time!) to say it all. Better leave it to the artists that I mention in this earlier post. This is a condensed version of our 17 days travelling around Central Japan, 5 of us now in the Boz family (i.e. it was not just a pack n’ go affair, although we did pack and go every 2 days as we were on a mission to see it all. Well, not exactly all. Thank you Inside Japan for the tremendous help in planning it)
Part 1/3: Osaka – Naoshima Island – Miyajima Island
We topped our stay with a super yummy meal at the casual and economical Chibo restaurant (tel:06-6643-0111) where they have been serving okonomiyaki for over 30 years. Did you know that Osaka is the foodie capital of Japan? Okonomiyaki is a type of mega-filled pancakes cooked in front of you. You also need to try the Takoyaki, some dough balls filled with octopus… Our philosophy with eating in Japan was “you gotta try at least 3 bites of everything in your plate“. I know, I am more of a “French Children don’t throw food” type of mom. Must be the French in me. Chibo’s was our first dinner in Japan and little did I know how sticky is sticky rice…
Miyajima is world-famous for its beautiful floating gate facing the bay of Hiroshima. It’s stunning at low and high tides equally, and so is the nearby Itsukushima shrine.