Featured photo: Lunch at the base of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha
On my first morning in Japan, I headed down to the restaurant in my hotel, eager to steer clear of western food and try the local breakfast. I had a big travel day ahead; I was heading from Narita to Kyoto. This was an all you can eat buffet so I had seconds especially as the fish was excellent.
After I arrived in Kyoto, sushi was on the menu. It was a treat, but because there were countless restaurants that served equally as good sushi where I live, I moved on to dishes I’d never tried. After all, that’s part of the fun of travel.