Yesterday, Satoshi had his German class in the afternoon, so before that, we bought some bento (boxed lunch) and headed to Utsubo Park.
Satoshi had a boxed lunch of assorted kushikatsu (fried items on sticks), as well as some yakiudon.
I had bibimba. This even came with a soft boiled egg, which you cracked and put onto the bibimba yourself.
It was quite windy, so we had to shield our food from the flying debris every so often, but all in all it was a nice lunch.
After lunch we walked around Utsubo Park to see their roses.
They were having a Rose Festa, so they had some booths as well as some entertainment going on.
It was nice to see a lot of people out and about.
From Utsubo Park, we then walked toward Kitahama because I wanted to check out the roses at Nakanoshima.
By then, Satoshi had to go to class, so he took the subway back towards Umeda.
I stopped into a little cafe along the Tosabori River called Moto Coffee.
The cafe is very small and they have a nice little terrace out along the river.
Their muffin and iced cafe latte were a bit pricey though...920 yen (about US$9.20).
The muffin was more like a dry scone with nuts, orange peel and chocolate chips in it. I liked that they didn't skimp on the "goodies" in the muffin.
And even though it was dry, it went nicely with the iced cafe latte.
After sitting and recharging a bit, I walked across the street to the Nakanoshima Park.
Their roses were in bloom and there were many people.
The weather was nice and sunny so everyone was sitting and eating their lunch and chatting with friends.
After Satoshi's class, we met up for dinner and decided to have sushi at GyoGyo.
I ordered the Ladies set and had some California roll, which you don't see too much of in Japan. The set also came with miso soup & chawan mushi (savory custard)....1260 yen (about US$12.60)
Satoshi ordered a set with salmon sushi in various forms and also added tempura to his order. His set also came with miso soup & chawan mushi...1260 yen (about US$12.60)
It was a beautiful day. Lots of walking, eating and bonding with nature.
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