Travel Blogs from Otsu
... lined up stretching out in several ranks from both sides of the main alter. Unfortunately, photography was not permitted.
It was then on to the Kiyomizudura Temple which gave us an amazing view of Kyoto. This temple complex has a large pagoda (which we couldn't see because it was be renovated/preserved) and a large balcony that is constructed all of wood with ...
... well like shrimp and salmon. The crab brain was really quite tasty, it had an interesting texture: creamy and somehow gave a dry/matte sensation in your mouth. The natto reminded me of blue cheese and was not bad at all. It was the first time I had natto and I could definitely eat it again. Natto is the kind of thing that you either love or hate, I am told. I just enjoyed it. Did not love it, but I definitely did not hate it either. It is supposedly a bit like Swedish ...
... the answer. I asked the server anyway, maybe she could save me on this one. I point at the fish eye, probably the size of a dime and ask if I'm supposed to eat it! She nodded happily and managed to say "good"... Yep, not saved there.
So I mentally prepared myself, and I grabbed the eye with my chopsticks.. The eye by the way, was totally NOT dime sized. That was only the visible part. You see, a fish eye apparently is like ...
... in Japan and has appeared on television a few times. We sat down at our table and ordered drinks before the first of many, many dishes arrived. I can't remember everything we were given but the highlights included tofu, sashimi, octopus, prawns, BBQ'd fish and sweet potato ice-cream. I tried almost everything apart from the octopus, that was a step too far. The ice-cream dessert was my favourite dish of the night, closely followed by the BBQ ...
I am in Kyoto now, but really feeling across the world, because Nellie is in the hospital. She got into something and has been vomiting and having diarrhea and now needs an IV and meds.Was up through the night texting Jim and worrying, I woke up with a migraine, and am hoping that I can rally and sightsee,
Yesterday, I took the ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed