Inspirations From Day to Day

Photo collage of different things that inspire me.
Leaving a mark. Kumbawa Osaka. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #viewfromthe5th #osaka  (at Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka Hotel)

Leaving a mark. Kumbawa Osaka. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #viewfromthe5th #osaka (at Fraser Residence Nankai Osaka Hotel)

Sayonara Osaka! Till we meet again. We ❤️ you. #viewfromthe5th #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #osaka

Sayonara Osaka! Till we meet again. We ❤️ you. #viewfromthe5th #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #osaka

Popular cafe in Beef Land, Nishimura didn’t fail us. Waited in line for about 20mins, we sampled their Iced Cafe Au Lait and Nishimura Blend. The ambience of the cafe has a Victorian feel. Try to go before 3PM to avoid long lines cause they also serve high tea type of food like desserts and tea sandwiches. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #food #foodfind #offbucketlist #kobe #nishimuracoffee (at Nishimura Coffee)

Popular cafe in Beef Land, Nishimura didn’t fail us. Waited in line for about 20mins, we sampled their Iced Cafe Au Lait and Nishimura Blend. The ambience of the cafe has a Victorian feel. Try to go before 3PM to avoid long lines cause they also serve high tea type of food like desserts and tea sandwiches. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #food #foodfind #offbucketlist #kobe #nishimuracoffee (at Nishimura Coffee)

Decided to make a run to Kobe Beef Land today just to make use of the JR Pass. End goal: eat authentic Kobe Beef. Recommended by a local, we located Steak Land right beside Hankyu Shinomiya Station. Oh boy, the line was long. Good thing we were there before 11:30AM and waited in line for about 50mins. It didn’t fail. Our teppanyaki chef sliced up Kobe Beef right in front of us and seared it before slicing it up. The thickness of the meat deceived us. It was tender & juicy. It was just seasoned with salt & pepper. No more fancy sauces. You can dip it in their special barbecue sauce or the plain soy sauce. Either way the meat was flavorful on its own. One plate was 150grams which is good for 1 person. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #foodfind #food #kobe #kobebeef #offbucketlist  (at Kobe Steak Land)

Decided to make a run to Kobe Beef Land today just to make use of the JR Pass. End goal: eat authentic Kobe Beef. Recommended by a local, we located Steak Land right beside Hankyu Shinomiya Station. Oh boy, the line was long. Good thing we were there before 11:30AM and waited in line for about 50mins. It didn’t fail. Our teppanyaki chef sliced up Kobe Beef right in front of us and seared it before slicing it up. The thickness of the meat deceived us. It was tender & juicy. It was just seasoned with salt & pepper. No more fancy sauces. You can dip it in their special barbecue sauce or the plain soy sauce. Either way the meat was flavorful on its own. One plate was 150grams which is good for 1 person. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #foodfind #food #kobe #kobebeef #offbucketlist (at Kobe Steak Land)

Not your usual tourist spot in Nara, we saw this quaint street that had a lot of small restaurants. Chanced upon Tenpyoan Cafe that served authentic Kamameshi Rice. You have to wait for the fire to fan out on its own, turn the sand timer (approx 3mins) then open the wooden cover & stir in the soy sauce while mixing it. It becomes a bit of fried rice yet maintains the stickiness of how Kamameshi rice should be. While waiting for the fire to fan out, make your own miso soup on the side. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kamameshirice #nara #food #foodfind #offbucketlist  (at Nara Prefecture, Japan)

Not your usual tourist spot in Nara, we saw this quaint street that had a lot of small restaurants. Chanced upon Tenpyoan Cafe that served authentic Kamameshi Rice. You have to wait for the fire to fan out on its own, turn the sand timer (approx 3mins) then open the wooden cover & stir in the soy sauce while mixing it. It becomes a bit of fried rice yet maintains the stickiness of how Kamameshi rice should be. While waiting for the fire to fan out, make your own miso soup on the side. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kamameshirice #nara #food #foodfind #offbucketlist (at Nara Prefecture, Japan)

Garlic rice on hot stone pot parterned with top grade Matsusaka Beef of different loins and cuts on a platter. The best dinner here in Japan. Thank you for helping us out @toyonaka_bunny with the menu choices. Beef has never tasted this tender, melt in your mouth goodness. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #matsusakagyu #matsusakabeef #m #osaka #foodfind #food #offbucketlist #yakiniku  (at 松阪牛焼肉M(Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M))

Garlic rice on hot stone pot parterned with top grade Matsusaka Beef of different loins and cuts on a platter. The best dinner here in Japan. Thank you for helping us out @toyonaka_bunny with the menu choices. Beef has never tasted this tender, melt in your mouth goodness. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #matsusakagyu #matsusakabeef #m #osaka #foodfind #food #offbucketlist #yakiniku (at 松阪牛焼肉M(Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M))

Look what’s cooking for dinner. Finally, M! #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #yakiniku #matsusakabeef #matsusakagyu #osaka  (at 松阪牛焼肉M(Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M))

Look what’s cooking for dinner. Finally, M! #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #yakiniku #matsusakabeef #matsusakagyu #osaka (at 松阪牛焼肉M(Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M))

Kyoto Tower at night. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kyoto #kyototower (at Kyoto Tower)

Kyoto Tower at night. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kyoto #kyototower (at Kyoto Tower)

Try to spot a geisha along the Gion District Bridge. Think Memoirs of a Geisha, this is where they first spotted each other. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kyoto #giondistrict  (at Gion District, Kyoto)

Try to spot a geisha along the Gion District Bridge. Think Memoirs of a Geisha, this is where they first spotted each other. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kyoto #giondistrict (at Gion District, Kyoto)

Kyoto Imperial Palace opened to the public for free this week only. Wedding post nup photo shoot sighting. Check out her neon green kicks. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kyoto #kyotoimperialpalace (at Kyoto Imperial Palace)

Kyoto Imperial Palace opened to the public for free this week only. Wedding post nup photo shoot sighting. Check out her neon green kicks. #gotiutravels #travels #summer2014 #kyoto #kyotoimperialpalace (at Kyoto Imperial Palace)