Went to Kyoto from Sapporo on business. Left New Chitose Airport for Itami Airport. As soon as took off, could see Lake Shikotsu and the three major mountains of Shikotsuko on the right. From the left was the white Mt. Tarumaesan, and on the right was Mt. Mt. Eniwadake. Mt. Yoteizan beyond Lake Shikotsu.
These days, could easily find out the routes and flight numbers of the own and other planes with the "Flight Radar 24" on board. Flew over the Sea of Japan for an hour and a half to reach Osaka.
Before landing at Itami Airport, passed by Mt. Ikoma, the border between Osaka and Nara prefectures. As approached the top of the mountain, the altitude dropped quickly, just like landing at Kahului Airport in Maui or the former HK Kaitak Airport.
In the evening, went to the popular restaurant "Shofukutei" in Rokujo Shinmachi. The delicious soba noodle restaurant loved by the locals.
Tentojidon rice bowl and tea soba noodles. Both the rice bowl and the soba noodles were tasty with the gentle soup stock.
Oyakodon rice bowl and tea soba noodles. The taste, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Thanks for the meal.
After the early dinner, headed east along the old Rokujo Dori. On the way, saw Kyoto Tower over Higashi Honganji Temple. Felt back in Kyoto.
Crossed Karasuma Dori and went to "Takimoto" on Rokujo Dori. They had a wide selection of sake.
Bought "Tamagawa" from Kinoshita Shuzo Brewry in Kyotango. First bought it on a recommendation at Takimoto in Kyoto, then at Shumozo in Asahikawa, and now again in Kyoto. Very addictive sake. Heard their master brewer was trained at Daimon Brewry before.
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