Friday, August 14, 2015

Japan: Steak & Himeji Castle

J's favorite part of my of our vacations is centered around the food. So while we were in Japan he had a couple of requests of food he wanted to eat while we were there. We both really enjoyed everything that we tried on this vacation. One thing he really wanted to get was a Kobe steak. When I told my brother this he immediately said we would be taking a trip to Steakland and I am glad that we did!

On our way to the train station.
Steakland is not a very big place, but it is very busy. We had to wait in line for about 45 minutes. Once it was our turn we were brought to our table which was a Teppanyaki station so we got to watch our meal being cooked. There were some sides and a couple of dipping sauces. I was so excited (and hungry) that I started eating before I took a picture, the one below is about halfway through, oops!
Delicious! Steakland is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
This guy didn't get steak
After lunch we headed to Himeji Castle. Unlike most of Japans castles Himeji was never destroyed by wars, earthquakes or fires. It has survived in its original form which makes it a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle was recently renovated over several years and re-opened fully to the public in March of this year. A fort was built on this site in the 14th century. Over time and with many different rulers the site gradually changed and enlarged to the complex that exists today. The castle, with wooden interior, was completed in 1609.
This is the only picture of all of us that we got and Baby O isn't even looking!


Post a Comment