food, travel

Hakusuien Restaurant @ Shirakawa-go, Japan

Hi Everyone,

Today I want to share a really nice restaurant we visited during our day out at Shirakawa-go. I have previously shared my experience at earlier this year and it was definitely a place to visit if you are visiting Japan.

After a long day of walking around and sightseeing, we decided to find something nice and warm to eat. We ended up choosing to eat at Hakusuien because they had noodles for the kids and some nice Hida beef for the adults.



They knew very little English but luckily had an English menu along with some photos of the meals. Lets have a look at their menu first


We ordered 2 set meals & an udon for the kids to share. The prices were definitely higher than what we paid in town but for a tourist destination, it was not too bad.

The waitress was very kind and gave us some tea straight away as it was very cold outside.


The restaurant was actually very neat. You can choose to sit on the floor or at the table but as we had kids, its best to sit at a table.


Here are our meals! Look at the beef!

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Some photos of the restaurant.


It was definitely a great meal especially right in the middle of the UNESCO site.

Thanks for reading!


Parenting, travel

Kids US.LAND Play Centre @ Japan

Hi Everyone,

Today I’ll be taking to an indoor play centre chain in Japan called Kids Us Land. When you have kids or with a bunch of kids, where do you take them? While were in the countryside in Japan, you see this indoor play centre branch everywhere so we decided to visit one to see what it involves.


The entry prices. Parents were supposed to pay but the attendant was nice and gave us free entry.


We went during the Christmas period so the centre was well decorated at the front.


There were all sorts of activities for all ages. There are soft play areas for babies and toddlers.


You can’t have a play centre without a large pull of colourful balls


There are loads of arcade machines for the older kids & adults


There were numerous electrical rides the parents can operate themselves for the children


Loads of books & comics for everyone read. Computers to use and I didn’t expect to see karaoke rooms here either!


Another activity that I really liked was the fishing pond. You pay an extra charge for rod & bait and any fish you manage to catch you can take home.

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The reason I like Japan so much is they look after everyone. The centre provides massage chairs & magazines for the parents to enjoy while the kids have fun.


If you have some spare time and not sure where to entertain the kids, be sure to visit one of these play centres in Japan. They are all time based so make sure you know how long you will be staying or alternatively there are day packages for you to choose from.


To find your nearest branch:


food, travel

Okoshi-Daiko Restaurant @ Hida, Japan

Hi Everyone!

Its been awhile I’ve shared some food posts so I thought I’ll share an impressive meal we had at Hida in Japan.


Okoshi Daiko

As the town was not very big, we had a bit of trouble looking for a restaurant where it was open on the day (its low season so the town was a bit quiet), had a simple English menu and most importantly, kids friendly.

We went to a few restaurants but with my minimal Japanese, they advised that either they are closed for lunch, no seating suitable for kids or their menu does not come in English/ does not have any pictures. Finally, we found Restaurant Okoshi-Daiko which was recommended by one of the local restaurant owners.


The restaurant was part of a hotel and the workers there could speak simple English. They gave us an English menu to make sure the food they offer suits us. It was perfect!


We waited a few minutes for them to prepare our table and was then lead to a nice room. Yes, our own private room for lunch. Apparently, everyone gets their own private room so they can enjoy their lunch in privacy. The room was so spacious our boys had some room to move around.


We ended ordering 3 sets – 2 of the adults and 1 for the kids to share.


The food was very well presented. We could tell we were very full from our meals.

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The restaurant was also very well decorated.

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If you are traveling to Hida area, this restaurant is highly recommended for non-Japanese speaking travelers.



AddressJapan, 〒509-4225 Gifu Prefecture, Hida, Furukawacho Kanamoricho, 10−27

Thanks for reading!


food, travel

The Poke Bowl – Tuna & Salmon on Rice

Hi Everyone!

Another dish I really enjoyed during this trip to Fiji was the Poke Bowl . One of the restaurants we went to had a really good Poke bowl, it was so yummy I had it like 4 times already! We had one of the best Poke bowls in Hawaii (have shared this on Steemit before) so to be able to have something similar quality here was a surprise.



The Poke bowl here in Fiji is made from tuna and salmon fish on a bed of sushi rice. They gave us a large chunk of wasabi (too much in my opinion it just goes to waste), some ginger and lime. The sauce they made with the fish was just devine! The price of this dish: approximately $18AUD.

I guess another reason to come back to Fiji soon!

food, travel

Local Fijian Dish – Kokoda (raw fish salad)

Hi Everyone!

I’m currently in Fiji which is my second visit but what I really loved from my first visit was a local dish called Kokoda. It is a raw fish salad with coconut juice, onions, tomatoes and other veggies. This time, I made sure to have it more often as I haven’t seen it around Sydney at all.


There is no set fish and is just decided on what it will be depending on what is caught locally (usually mahi-mahi or snappers at the resorts sashimi/raw grade). I love the balance of the fish, veggies and coconut juice!

Although it is considered raw, it is actually marinated in citrus juice for a few hours so the flavour of limes and lemon will be soaked into the fish.

If you ever visit Fiji, do order one of these as an entree! If you are a sashimi fan like I am, you should like this dish as well!


food, travel

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog!

If you are into traveling, food, photography, snowboarding, beauty or just enjoy fun things, you will definitely enjoy what I will be sharing with you.

A little bit about myself first!

I am based in Australia and have been traveling around the world since I finished university. I was very fortunate to be able to travel to so many countries which I have actually lost count how many cities I’ve been to.


I am a Steemit blogger, Dlive streamer & vlogger so I have decided to start my own official blog to share more on my travel experiences, photos and whatever I find interesting. If you are a follower of Steemit, be sure to check back to this blog as I will share many more things which I haven’t or won’t be sharing on that platform as this will be my main blogging place.

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