Some weeks ago we went to an amazing Japanese restaurant in Asturias. It was a surprise and we didn’t know where we were going and the type of restaurant. We were in the car trying to guess but since we left all the big cities behind us, we thought it could be some traditional restaurant with tipical dishes from Asturias (Spanish county in the north) hidden in some really small village. After 1 hour or so we arrived at the top of a little mountain pass, then saw a few houses (not sure, but maybe 10 is too many…) And a sign that said “Fuente La Lloba” (wolf’s fountain) we thought, ok we’re going to see some nice natural fountain and eat some meat… But as we were near our stop, I saw a dog house with some Japanese hiragana characters…and I thought “was that Japanese? here?” I could never imagine a Japanese restaurant could be in a place like that, usually they’re in the big cities in Spain, so the chances to find on in the middle of the mountains looks like impossible.
It seems it appeared on the local tv a few times, but I didn’t know. Well, the place is a beautiful traditional house with a Japanese garden and some Japanese decoration on the outside. The lower part of the house is the restaurant. It has a few tables and a tatami with a fantastic view. It was a rainy day a little bit foggy and we were surrounded by green nature so it was even prettier. It reminded a lot to Japan! The food was awesome, and the owner was really really nice. Despite is quite far from towns and cities and you can only go by car, you have to call in advance to get a table. It seems if you want to go on a weekend, you have to book with weeks in advance. I absolutely recommend the place because it was like going back to Japan! You can check the restaurant’s website here http://restaurantefuentelalloba.blogspot.com.es/
Last week we went to a Japanese restaurant in Barcelona called Carlota Akaneya. It’s a very cozy place. The food is really good quality and everything we ate was delicious!
Specially the Kobe beef ! it was the first time eating it and omg it has nothing to do with other beef I’ve had before.We also ate Karai potatoes, Sukiyaki and rice but I can’t remember the name of the dish…
I took pictures of everything except the dessert, Green Tear Dayfuku and Frozen Maki (it was 3 maki pieces made of Ice cream and fruit or gelatin, not sure) also delicious!
Today I’ll talk about Tokyo Disneysea! I remember when we were in Japan we wanted to go to Tokyo Disneyland, and when we were looking at the website we saw there was another park called Disneysea. We thought we would go to Disneyland only cause it was almost at the end of our trip and we almost ran out of money. And it looked like a little version of Disnayland, with less attractive places.
So we went to Disneyland as planed. We enjoyed so much that we decided it would be good to spend another 10.000 yen going to the Disneysea. For our surprise we enjoyed much more than in Disneyland! everything is so well done! the buildings, the attractions, the scenery, etc. We fell in love with that place:D By the end of the day we were sooo tired too! we repeated some attractions and we only wanted to have a seat on the train! which is pretty difficult sometimes in Japanese trains (except you use shinkansen or travel in non rush hours) .
Here are some pics of Disneysea:D
The parking was empty! its so big!
This is the best attraction of the park (imo) I was so scared before going! but in the end I went twice!! From here where I took the picture we could hear people screaming!