Thursday, November 09, 2017


Untitled It takes about an hour and a half from where we live to Tondabayashi.

Apparently this area has a lot of preserved homes. In most regions, the preserved homes are "just for show", but in this case, most of the homes are being lived in.

Untitled One preserved home is the Tanaka family home and it is currently used as a community center.

Untitled Most of the preserved homes in this area are one-story as they were not allowed to build higher than that back then.

Untitled It was nice exploring all the little alleyways and roadways.

Untitled Mid-morning snack was from Yasu, a tiny bakery.

They are apparently known for their cream filled bread, but were already sold out at 10:00...

Satoshi had their mentaiko (spicy pollack roe) bread (right) while I had their cream cheese anpan (sweet bean paste and cream cheese) (left).

We also stopped at Koshoji, where they were having a Pokemon Go convention of sorts outside...sigh.

Untitled Inside the temple grounds though, it was super peaceful and quiet.

Untitled Lunch was at Cafe Rosa.

Satoshi went with the gutsu-gutsu (onomatopoeia for scalding) curry udon.

Untitled While I went with the goro-goro (onomatopoeia for chunks of) beef suji (muscle/nerf) curry.

Untitled I loved how there was an outer door before actually being able to enter the house.

Untitled And the cute planter boxes that looked more like frames.

Untitled We also had some coffee at Heizo.

The art shop, Konjyaku no tamatebako, next door was amazing too. Intricate kiri-e (pictures cut out of paper)

It was nice seeing all the different shops and we were amazed at how quiet and laid back this area was.

There are other areas nearby that Satoshi wants to check out, so we'll be back.

10-12 Tondabayashi-cho
Tondabayashi, Osaka
Phone: 0721.25.8026
Hours: 8:00-18:00
Closed Mondays

Cafe Rosa
123-6 Tondabayashi-cho
Tondabayashi, Osaka
Phone: 080.1468.4180
Closed Wednesdays
Hours: 7:00-17:30

123-39 Tondabayashi-cho
Tondabayashi, Osaka
Phone: 090.5461.9150
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Hours: 10:00-18:00


K said...

I love the heart rice!

Rowena said...

Pokemon Go....away! had to laugh when I read your *sigh*

K and S said...

it was really delicious curry K!

Rowena, I swear they were oblivious to everyone, even the priest trying to get into his temple grounds...

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

The curry looks great Kat.

K and S said...

It was nice Kirk!

Take care.